Friday food news roundup
In his varied writings on food, Mark Bittman has taught us How to Cook Everything (and How to Cook Everything Vegetarian), collected The Best Recipes in the World, shared the pleasures of simple cooking in his New York Times column, "The Minimalist," and collaborated with star chefs Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Mario Batali on book and television projects. Speaking of television, Bittman is a regular on the Today show, and his 13-part How to Cook Everything series on PBS was named the Best National Cooking Series of 2005 by the James Beard Foundation. His new book shifts his focus from cooking to eating.Click here to read full story
Last night I made a whole chicken. The pan collected a nice amount of chicken juices, spices and butter that I’d applied to the skin.After the meal, I wasn’t sure what to do with this excess liquid, but I knew it was way too tasty to toss. After considering the options–while my dog lobbied to implement her own solution–I decided to freeze it.Click here to read full story
WASHINGTON—The Coca-Cola Company has been served notice of a class action lawsuit filed over what the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) says are deceptive and unsubstantiated claims on its VitaminWater line of beverages. Coke markets VitaminWater as a healthful alternative to soda by labeling its several flavors with such health buzz words as "defense," "rescue," "energy," and "endurance." The company makes a wide range of dramatic claims, including that its drinks variously reduce the risk of chronic disease, reduce the risk of eye disease, promote healthy joints, and support optimal immune function.Click here to read the full story
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