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The Atlantic
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Food & Wine

The Why of Cooking

It’s a shame that the standard way of learning how to cook is by following recipes. To be sure, they are a wonderfully effective way to approximate a dish as it appeared in a test kitchen, at a star chef’s restaurant, or on TV. And they can be an excellent inspiration for even the least ambitious home cooks to liven up a weeknight dinner. But recipes, for all their precision and completeness, are poor teachers. They tell you what to do, but they rarely tell you why to do it. This means that for most novice cooks, kitchen wisdom—a unified understanding of how cooking works, as distinct from the
Popular Science
3 min read
Food & Wine

See How Much Sugar Is Packed Into 'Healthy' Food

Sneak preview: this donut has less sugar than you think... Unsplash Cadbury cream eggs are the height of sweetness. The milky substance on the outside barely qualifies as “chocolate” and the oozing fondant within is almost pure sugar. It’s possible the foil wrapper is the most nutritious part. When I think about eating a Cadbury cream egg, I gag a little. I once unwrapped one to see if they tasted like my childhood and stopped seconds later when the sickly smell of it hit my nose. It’s not that they have the most sugar of any candy—a standard Snickers bar has more—it’s that they’re unadulterat
Popular Science
3 min read
Nutrition

Is Breakfast Really The Most Important Meal Of The Day?

When should you break the fast? Pixabay Most people have been perpetually reminded since childhood that breakfast is a must. But in recent years, nutritionists and scientists have called this crucial eating time into question. And despite a plethora of research, the scientific community still hasn’t come to a solid conclusion as to when the best time to eat your first meal of the day really is. The short answer, says sports nutritionist and registered dietician Leslie Bonci, is that it depends on how old you are and your daily habits. For kids, studies have shown that eating a meal first thing