Keep the dish, cut the calories

Madelyn Alfano decided it was time to slim down. Her menu, that is. The owner of 12 Maria’sItalian Kitchens in southern California, Alfano had always accommodated her fitness-focused patrons’ diets, but recently she took things a step further.

Understanding aquaculture

Aquaculture has been practiced worldwide in one form or another for centuries. Lowland fields and rice paddies would often be flooded by strong rains and monsoons. With these floods came an abundance of fish and aquatic organisms which flourished in this vegetation-rich environment.

Do customers really eat the low-fat, low-calorie, low-sodium foods they claim they want restaurants to serve? According to the 2010 Healthy Eating Consumer Trend Report developed by food industry consulting group Technomic, almost 50% of the 1,500 consumers surveyed claim to want healthier foods, but only 25% actually consider nutrition when dining out.

I’m worried about McDonald’s. The pronouncements and decisions flowing out of headquarters in recent months have been real head-scratchers, from the ouster of the ketchup-blooded Jan Fields to the recent observation from CEO Don Thompson that Europeans control their weight through walking.

WASHINGTON, DC - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration of the Department of Transportation recently published the final rule amending the Federal...

For those who fail to tend to their own health as carefully as they tend to their business, the scenario can be a dangerous one.

“A Look into The Future of Eating” provides a 10-year forecast of eating trends based on generational influences, population and trend momentum gathered...

U.S. retail sales of natural and organic foods and beverages in 2010 rose 9% over the previous year and 63% higher than sales five years earlier. The market reached a value of nearly $39 billion in sales in 2010, states research publisher Packaged Facts in its report titled Natural and Organic Foods and Beverages in the U.S., 3rd Edition.

Certain trends grab the culinary spotlight and refuse to die—even when diners and chefs can no longer stand to hear about them. One view at why some of these trends may merit continuing attention in 2014, while others should be tossed aside with the last of the New Year’s confetti.

The low-carb trend appears to have plateaued, according to new research, which says more than half of all consumers who tried the diet have given it up.

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