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2012-08-29 19:02:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers are turning dreams into a reality by attempting to create a better quality "super spaghetti." Next month, two research projects will kick off to create a better quality pasta that is more nutritious for you. The scientists from the Italian universities of Bari and Molise are looking at the fundamental role of cell walls in plants to determine how they might be better utilized. The teams will be looking at key aspects of...

Super-spaghetti With Heart-healthy Label Now Possible
2011-09-15 07:33:47

  Consumers could soon see packages of pasta labeled "good source of dietary fiber" and "may reduce the risk of heart disease" thanks to the development of a new genre of pasta made with barley–a grain famous for giving beer its characteristic strength and flavor. The report appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Vito Verardo, Ana Maria Gómez-Caravaca and colleagues explain that barley, a grain that is an excellent source of fiber and...

2009-07-07 12:59:00

CHICAGO, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Finding a simple way to eat healthier without sacrificing taste just got easier. With the Barilla "That's Whole Grain?" Taste Challenge, pasta lovers are invited to discover the great taste of Barilla Whole Grain. From now until December 31, 2009, anyone who tries and is not completely satisfied with Barilla Whole Grain will receive a free box of their favorite regular Barilla pasta. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090707/NY41858-a) (Logo::...

2008-08-23 09:00:37

By SHELLEY SHELTON Pasta prices have risen steadily over the last year, affecting consumer pocketbooks but helping Arizona agriculture. And those prices aren't likely to come down much, though they may finally be leveling off. The main ingredient in most pasta is durum wheat, a major crop in Arizona. In fact, for the first time since the 1970s, we have more wheat acreage than cotton in our state, said Julie Murphree, a spokeswoman for the Arizona Farm Bureau Federation. "This little...

2008-08-11 12:00:46

Hollywood actor Dennis Hopper said he was thrilled to share scenes with Ben Kingsley in their new film, "Elegy." "He's the most generous actor I've ever worked with," Hopper told UPI in New York recently. "(There was a scene where) Sir Ben is cooking me spaghetti and making spaghetti sauce and serving it to me and rather than having the prop man bring the al dente pasta and the sauce and so on, he actually prepared it in front of me. It was unbelievable," Hopper recalled. "I was like: 'Wow,...

2008-06-19 03:00:25

By Sissons, M J Schlichting, L M; Egan, N; Aarts, W A; Harden, S; Marchylo, B A ABSTRACT A standardized method to determine cooked spaghetti firmness was developed. The effects of process and instrument variables were investigated and optimized to provide reproducible results between laboratories and to enable discrimination among samples with similar firmness characteristics. Commercial spaghetti samples of varying thickness were chosen to artificially create a range in firmness, and used...

2007-01-03 18:00:23

By Gail Ciampa; Journal Food Editor Twenty-seven years later, the passion is still intense. If anything, Johanne Killeen and George Germon may be more committed to advancing the cause of fine cooking than when they opened their ground-breaking restaurant Al Forno 27 years ago. Time spent, not only in the kitchen, but enjoying the cooking of France and Italy, fuels their belief that there's a tangible benefit to a great meal. They've penned their thoughts in a new cookbook, On Top of...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.