Category Archives: Food & Drink

Butter vs. Margarine: Which Is Better For You (And For Baking)?

Butter vs. Margarine: Which Is Better For You (And For Baking)?

The debate as to which is better for you, butter or margarine, has been going on for years — and it’s one that probably won’t end any time soon. One side prefers the taste of butter and claims it’s fine as long as it’s enjoyed sparingly. The other side claims margarine is healthier for your

Non-melting chocolate invented by Cadbury’s

Food scientists working at Cadbury's research plant in Bournville, near Birmingham, claim their new Dairy Milk bars will remain solid even when left in 104F (40C) heat for three hours

Food scientists working at Cadbury’s research plant in Bournville, near Birmingham, claim their new Dairy Milk bars will remain solid even when left in 104F (40C) heat for three hours. But the company, which was taken over by American food group Kraft two years ago, says it will only sell the product in warmer countries

Why should we eat five a day and will an apple keep the doctor away?

Deciding what to eat is no longer a simple matter of instinct or appetite. Every choice we make about food is complicated. Is meat good or bad for us? Why is five a day recommended for fruit and vegetables? And can diet really cause cancer – or prevent it? As a food writer, I am

Airplane food tastes strange … and here’s why

Many people find being high up an unpleasant experience. This is not just mountain sickness or acrophobia – it turns out our taste buds too have no head for heights. Taste is not just determined by the gustatory qualities of the food. It is also substantially influenced by the state of your mouth. Transient changes

Woman Dies From Coca-Cola Overdose? Sort Of

A woman in New Zealand recently passed away and experts believe that her addiction to Coke may have been the cause of her demise. And that’s Coca-Cola, the soda, by the way, not cocaine. The Associated Press reports that Natasha Harris, 30, drank at least 2-gallons of Coca-Cola a day. Harris’ partner, Chris Hodgkinson, said