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2011-12-02 12:50:48

There's an existential crisis that often happens at dinner tables across the country: why won't kids eat their vegetables? Research has found that one reason could be a sensitivity to bitterness, fairly common among children — about 70 percent have it. But a new study led by Jennifer Orlet Fisher, director of the Family Eating Laboratory at Temple's Center for Obesity Research and Education, has found that adding a small amount of dip to a serving of vegetables helped bitter...

2011-11-08 07:30:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Umami, a New York-based technology company focused on enhancing the television viewing experience, today unveiled its first consumer product, a synchronous, content-driven companion TV app. The free iPad app is available now in the App Store. Working in conjunction with Umami's second screen publishing platform, the app uses proprietary audio fingerprinting technology to sync continuously to live or time-shifted programming from all major broadcast...

2011-11-02 13:36:01

When fat, sugar and gluten come out of salad dressings, sauces, cookies, beverages, and other foods with the new genre of package labels shouting what's not there, what goes into "light" or "-free" versions of products to make them taste like the original version? The answers appear in the cover story in the current edition of Chemical & Engineering News, ACS' weekly newsmagazine. In the article Melody Bombgardner, C&EN Senior Business Editor, explains that food processors usually...

2011-11-02 11:05:00

SAN FRANCISCO and LOS ANGELES, Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 3rd Annual TASTE AWARDS, the premier awards show celebrating the year's best in Food, Fashion, and Home Lifestyle programs on Television, in Film, Online, and on Radio is pleased to announce the nominees for the upcoming awards show in Hollywood. Jamie Oliver, Average Betty, Anthony Bourdain, Top Chef: Just Desserts, Project Runway, What Not to Wear, and Rick Bayless lead the awards finalists with several nominations each....

Fondness For Sweets Linked To Sweeter Personality
2011-10-27 05:25:59

Does having a sweet tooth make you a sweeter person? According to American researchers the answer could be Yes. Scientists from Gettysburg College, St. Xavier University in Chicago, and North Dakota State University found in a recent study that people who favored sugary foods were more inclined to volunteer, help others in need and are more agreeable than those who avoid eating sweets. The research, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, focused on sweetness and...

2011-10-19 10:55:00

LOS ANGELES and SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 3rd Annual TASTE AWARDS, the premier awards show celebrating the year's best in Food, Fashion, and Home Lifestyle programs on Television, in Film, Online, and on Radio has announced that the upcoming awards show celebration will take place on January 12, 2012 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. The final television category Nominees for The TASTE AWARDS will be announced on November 2nd in San Francisco. Viewers Choice...

2011-09-30 15:19:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Reader's Digest Association today named Jan Studin as its VP, Publisher of the Taste of Home brand. In her new role, Studin will have responsibility for all Taste of Home platforms, including print, specialty publications, digital, mobile, tablet and experiential assets. She will be based at RDA's headquarters in New York City. Studin previously served as publisher of such notable brands as Better Homes & Gardens, Woman's Day, and The...

2011-08-17 14:55:28

People lose the ability to detect the taste of iron in drinking water with advancing age, raising concern that older people may be at risk for an unhealthy over-exposure to iron, scientists are reporting in results they term "unique." The study appears in the ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology. Andrea Dietrich, Susan Mirlohi, and Susan Duncan and colleagues point out that perception of a metallic flavor in water can help people limit exposure to metals such as iron, which...

2011-08-10 20:51:08

People lose the ability to detect the taste of iron in drinking water with advancing age, raising concern that older people may be at risk for an unhealthy over-exposure to iron, Virginia Tech engineers are reporting in results they term "unique." The study appears in the American Chemical Society's journal Environmental Science & Technology on Aug. 10. Andrea Dietrich, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, and her colleagues, Susan Mirlohi, of Christiansburg,...

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2011-08-04 05:50:00

Researchers have discovered the genetic pathway that allows vampire bats to identify the "hot spots" in their prey that are most likely to contain ample amounts of blood, according to a new study published Wednesday. Biologists have long known that bats can detect blood vessels from up to 8 inches away, but it was unclear how they did it fast enough to strike and retreat without alerting their prey. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and Instituto Venezolano de...