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A 1.5-Ton Gingerbread Village

December 6, 2013 8:00 am | by CNN

One chef is attempting to set the world record for the largest all-edible gingerbread village. The chef's gingerbread village is 1.5 tons of edible Christmas goodness. The behemoth creation is on display at the New York Hall of Science.


Cranberries: Floating from the Bog to Your Table

December 5, 2013 8:00 am | by CNN Money

Cranberries are a staple of holiday meals, and the fruit goes through growing and harvesting process. Massachusetts cranberry grower Peter Beaton describes the harvesting process at his cranberry farm, as well as the ins and outs of the Ocean Spray cranberry cooperative.


Consuming Nuts Helps Keep Sickness at Bay

December 4, 2013 8:00 am | by NBC News

New research suggests that consuming about a handful of nuts per day could be a lifesaver. The study looked at more than 100,000 men and women over a span of 30 years. The more often individuals ate nuts, the lower their death rates were.


Spicy Chips Send Boy to the Doctor

December 3, 2013 8:00 am | by ABC News

A California boy experienced weeks of stomach pain before telling his mother it was time to see a doctor. The culprit turned out to be a steady diet of Flamin' Hot Cheetos. Emergency room doctors say they have been seeing many children with gastritis due to eating spicy chips.


Could Your Breakfast Give You Cancer?

December 2, 2013 8:00 am | by ABC News

The FDA is warning consumers that some cooking preparation methods may cause cancer. Dr. Richard Besser discusses the details from the warning, which cautions that breakfast foods like burnt toast and dark hash browns have been linked to cancer.


Why You Should Eat Bison

November 27, 2013 8:00 am | by CNN

Bison meat is lower in cholesterol than beef, hormone-free, steroid-free and antibiotic-free. A corporate chef at Ted's Montana Grill explains why consumers should eat more bison meat, and demonstrates how to prepare a tasty bison burger.


Thanksgiving Dinner for the Turkeys

November 26, 2013 8:00 am | by ABC News

Thanksgiving is all about the turkey, but at one animal sanctuary in California, the turkeys are the ones getting the feast. The sanctuary's annual celebration draws hundreds of spectators and volunteers looking to watch the birds gorge on cranberries, veggies and even pumpkin pie.


Thanksgiving Turkey Shortage

November 25, 2013 8:00 am | by NBC News

The turkey is often the centerpiece of the traditional Thanksgiving dinner, with Americans gobbling up more than 700 million pounds of turkey every last week in November. But this season, Butterball says it has fewer large, fresh birds available for the holiday feast.


Sugar or Fat: What's Worse?

November 22, 2013 8:00 am | by CNN

Everyone knows that too much fat and too much sugar can be harmful, but which one is worse? A new report claims that eating fatty foods may not be so bad for you after all, and that you should really worry about consuming too much sugar.


Chocolate and Wine Prices May Skyrocket

November 21, 2013 8:00 am | by CNN

A drought in West Africa is impacting the price of cocoa, while wine production has dropped 5 percent. These factors mean that wine and chocolate lovers may be forced to open their pocket books a bit wider for their favorite desserts and drinks.


McRib Goes Gray Behind the Scenes

November 20, 2013 8:00 am | by NBC News

The McRib is one of McDonald's most successful limited-time promotions, but diners may not be as interested in lining up for the sandwich after seeing a photo posted on the Web of the McRib patty behind the scenes. The photo depicts a ghostly-gray rectangular patty.


Food Plant Tackles Malnutrition, Unemployment in Haiti

November 19, 2013 8:00 am | by CBS News

Haiti currently has a 60-percent unemployment rate, but a new food-processing facility is creating jobs in food manufacturing and agriculture in the central plateau area of the country, which has lacked economic opportunity for decades.


New 'Old-Fashioned' Ice Cream

November 18, 2013 8:00 am | by CNN Money

The Smitten Ice Cream shop, located in San Francisco, Calif., is using a super-cold liquid nitrogen "Brrr" machine to create made-to-order ice cream. Nothing is frozen until the customer orders it, and everything is made from scratch in the shop.


Dogfish Head Founder Spills His Secrets

November 15, 2013 8:00 am | by CNN Money

Sam Calagione, Founder and President of Dogfish Head brewery, discusses his unique story of starting and growing a thriving  craft-brewing business. Calagione says the fact that his company is "pint-sized" has contributed to its success.


Meet the 'Ramen Man'

November 14, 2013 8:00 am | by CNN Money

Keizo Shimamoto left his career in finance four years ago and decided to perfect a unique culinary talent. Shimamoto, now known as the "Ramen Man," travels the globe creating his famous burgers, which are held between two special ramen "buns."


Super Healthy in the Supermarket

November 13, 2013 8:00 am | by NBC News

Women's Health magazine has compiled a list of 10 healthy, delicious foods that consumers can find in their grocery aisle. Keri Glassman, a contributor for Women's Health, reviews the tastiest options for shoppers searching for healthy snacks on the go.


FDA: Eliminating Trans Fats Will Prevent Deaths

November 12, 2013 8:00 am | by CBS News

Dr. Mark Hyman, medical director of The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, Mass., speaks with "CBS This Morning" about the FDA's recent decision to ban trans fats. The agency says removing trans fats from food products will help eliminate preventable deaths.


Lobster Business Claws Back After Superstorm Sandy

November 11, 2013 8:00 am | by CNN Money

Superstorm Sandy hit the Red Hook Lobster Pound in New York hard. Co-owners Susan Povich and Ralph Gorham were faced with nearly half a million dollars in rebuilding costs. But one year later, the business is on its way to a bright future.


Is Too Much Sugar Bad for Your Brain?

November 8, 2013 8:00 am | by CBS News

New studies indicate that people with high blood sugar levels may be more likely to have memory problems. Individuals who have type 2 diabetes may be more likely to experience dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. CBS News Marlie Hall reports.


Bonkers over Broccoli

November 7, 2013 8:00 am | by New York Times

Michael Moss, a reporter for the New York Times, set out to answer a question: What would it take for people to eat better? Moss enlisted advertising agency Victors and Spoils to help him answer this question by marketing a vegetable detested by many children — and adults: broccoli.



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