Students have created a mathematical formula that they believe can be used to cook the perfect roast potato. Pupils from the Edge Hotel School at the University of Essex collaborated with the Samuel Whitbread School in Bedfordshire to develop what they’ve named the “Edge Hotel School Method”. While calculating the exact measurements needed to whip […]

The way you make your way around your plate, reveal your personality

The way you make your way around your dinner plate — meaning the steps that you take in actually eating that meal — may reveal gobs about you and your personality. Even more, for example, than that you’re a pig or terrified of gluten or have an unnatural attraction to all things deep fried. Take […]

Stop dressing your food: Good looking food may be bad for your heart

It is that time of the year, where celebrations and joie de vivre abound. There is plenty of food, alcohol and merriment all around. Interestingly, in urban India, higher disposable incomes and Masterchef shows have have spawned a generation of people who like to ‘dress up’ their food. This has spawned a culture where ‘well-dressed’, […]


Schools are being urged to stop using single-use plastic by 2022 in an effort to combat plastic pollution. They’ll be encouraged to replace plastic products such as carrier bags, straws and food containers with sustainable alternatives. Education secretary Damian Hinds believes that all schools in England should be following in the footsteps of Georgeham Primary […]

Do fat-free foods make you fat…Here’s what you should know

When snack-food manufacturers started selling fat-free products back in the ’80s, they really hit the jackpot. Consumers, as the manufacturers knew well, were interested in avoiding fat because it clogs arteries, causes heart problems and — to state the obvious — makes you fat. So the nonfat versions of formerly taboo foods were a dieter’s […]

Rice: Natural Weight-Loss Food

Rice is an important staple of any healthy diet. This food is an excellent source of complex carbohydrates and complements protein alternatives to saturated fat-laden meat dishes very well. Rice is the dietary backbone for over half the world’s population. In Asian countries, each person consumes, on average, 200 to 400 pounds a year. Americans […]

Consuming Nuts Could Improve Your Health and here’s how you should take it

They’re delicious, convenient, and — unless you’re allergic — among the most satisfying snack foods out there. But even if all that isn’t enough to convince you to go nuts for nuts, some new research might: According to the American Heart Association, swapping one serving of nuts every day in place of less healthy fare […]

Collard Greens: The Natural Weight-Loss Food

Most often thought of as a Southern dish, collard greens and their cousins — beet greens, dandelion greens, mustard greens, and turnip greens — are gaining new respect as nutrition powerhouses — they’re loaded with disease-fighting beta-carotene and offer respectable amounts of vitamin C, calcium, and fiber. All these attributes make cooking greens a wise […]

Movie Theater Popcorn!! SO WHAT EXACTLY IS IN IT?

Hey, movie theater popcorn — you salty siren of the cinema — word’s out your kernels are covered in chemicals. With no transparency in labeling, how long have you lured moviegoers to the concession counter only to seduce and deceive us with your faux golden, pseudo buttery deliciousness? Not to mention all the big bucks […]

Is Hummus the dense dip Really Healthy?

A decade or so ago, party dips were relegated to guacamole, salsa and the occasional queso. The surge in popularity of the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet, however, has seen a huge spike in the number of hummus enthusiasts, a fortunate event since the dip is both delicious and healthy, right? Well, it can be, if you […]