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Environmental Nutrition: Food might not taste the same? Here's why.

Environmental Nutrition You probably know that as you age, your eyesight and hearing are likely to decline, but did you know that your senses of taste and smell can go south as well? We start out with thousands of taste buds on our tongues, on our throats and on the roofs of our mouths. Some taste...

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  • The Kitchn: You'll love these easy, flaky cheddar biscuits

    The Kitchn: You'll love these easy, flaky cheddar biscuits

    TheKitchn.com I'm a huge fan of classic buttermilk biscuits (and strongly believe every home baker should master them), but this bacon cheddar biscuit might be my new favorite. The flaky buttermilk layers are studded with sharp cheddar, smoky bacon and fragrant green onion -- making them a starring...

      • Seriously Simple: California author champions local dishes like blueberry pudding cake

        Seriously Simple: California author champions local dishes like blueberry pudding cake

        We always read about Los Angeles being the hangout of famed chefs and celebrity culture. When "The Urban Forager" (Prospect Park Books, 2019) by Elisa Callow landed upon my desk, I was intrigued because it talked about the east side of Los Angeles. Callow takes us on a tour of the food makers representing...

          • Environmental Nutrition: Calling all kale!

            Environmental Nutrition: Calling all kale!

            Environmental Nutrition There are three main types of kale: curly kale -- bright green curly leaves best known as a garnish, black kale -- flat blue-green crinkled leaves, includes Lacinato and dinosaur kale, red kale -- frilly leaves with red or purple stems. The folklore Kale has aged well. In...

              • Seriously Simple: California author champions local dishes like blueberry pudding cake

                Seriously Simple: California author champions local dishes like blueberry pudding cake

                We always read about Los Angeles being the hangout of famed chefs and celebrity culture. When "The Urban Forager" (Prospect Park Books, 2019) by Elisa Callow landed upon my desk, I was intrigued because it talked about the east side of Los Angeles. Callow takes us on a tour of the food makers representing...

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                  • Pictures: Testing the perfect meat thermometer

                    The perfect meat thermometer

                    This grilling season, instead of relying on poking, stabbing and old-fashioned guessing to tell us when our meat is done, it is time to step up and find the perfect meat thermometer. We tried several types and found a wide range of accuracy and features. Word to the wise: When checking doneness,...

                      • Pictures: Get the scoop

                        Get the scoop

                        Who knew that there are almost as many ways to scoop ice cream as there are flavors at the grocery store? We did the research to find the most efficient tools to serve the ice creams, sorbets and gelatos you're dipping into this summer. From old-fashioned scoopers to newfangled spades, we checked...

                          • Gifts for the heart of the kitchen

                            Sweet, helpful kitchen gifts

                            A way to show thanks: For the mom who often gathers her family in the kitchen, to join in when she stirs up some sweet treat or preps the family dinner, consider these delicious, witty and helpful ideas to accompany a handful of tulips or a potted orchid. And a card, of course, perhaps a handmade...

                              • Pictures: The new crop of grilling gadgets

                                New spring grilling gadgets

                                We tested some fun gadgets to find out which will make your outdoor cooking more efficient and flavorful. We also found a few that might be best to avoid when restocking your culinary tool belt. Check out our choices before investing in a brightly colored silicone set or shiny new grill pan.

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                                  • Revisit the chopped salad with new twists

                                    Chopped salads

                                    Cube by cube, chopped salads deliver array of tastes, textures and colors

                                      • Making it better than takeout

                                        Shrimp with green chili

                                        Reconstructing a favorite shrimp stir-fry recipe at home

                                          • Sauté lettuce for unusual side dish

                                            Sauté lettuce for unusual side dish

                                            Cooking lettuce is uncommon in the United States, but my Chinese and Japanese friends feel any type of green is right for the wok. The secret to stir-frying lettuce is to make sure your wok or skillet is very hot and to cook the lettuce only seconds so that it remains crisp and colorful. The rich...

                                              • Recipe: Eggs stuffed with caviar

                                                Recipe: Eggs stuffed with caviar

                                                Simple yet elegant party appetizer will turn heads

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