Food and Culinary

Enjoy Summer's Bounty with Grilled Pizza


Here’s a new baking trick to try now that summer is here — grilled pizza! You can use the same pizza dough you already use (frozen, pre-made or make your own using all-purpose or bread flour) but since grilling pizza uses direct heat, go lighter with the toppings. Try thinly sliced cheeses (mozzarella, of course, but also try grated fontina, smoked Gouda, or goat cheese), thin strips of fresh vegetables (baby spinach, summer squash, asparagus, spring onions – be creative and make the most of summer’s bounty) and fresh herbs (basil, rosemary, and thyme all work well).Read more

Americans Find Doing Their Own Taxes Simpler Than Improving Diet and Health

International Food Information Council

Most Americans (52 percent) have concluded that figuring out their income taxes is easier than knowing what they should and shouldn’t eat to be healthier, according to the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s 2012 Food & Health Survey.
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That's How Much Cereal?

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Registered Dietitian Jill Weisenberger shows you how to pour the perfect portion of cereal.

New Food Choices Free of Trans Fats Better Align U.S. Diets With Health Recommendations

Ilya Rahkovsky, Steve Martinez, and Fred Kuchler

The trans fats content of new food products shows a marked decline from 2005 to 2010, along with an increase in the use of “no trans fats” claims on product packages, according to a report by the Economic Research Service (ERS) of the US Department of Agriculture. Read more

Croutons Deliver a “Devilish” Twist on Spring Chicken

Wheat Foods Council

We all love chicken – in fact, Americans buy more chicken than any other food for the center of the plate.  So if you’re looking to add a new twist to a tried and true favorite, look no further than our “Deviled Chicken Breasts with Mushroom and Bacon Dressing.”Read more

California Raisin Marketing Board Calls for Entries in the Fifth Annual "America's Best Raisin Bread Contest"

California Raisin Marketing Board

Fresh from the oven is the ultimate California raisin bread competition, honoring professional and up-and-coming bakers across the country. The California Raisin Marketing Board's (CRMB) fifth annual America's Best Raisin Bread Contest is now open and all industry professionals and student bakers are encouraged to enter their most mouth-watering masterpieces in one or all of the three categories of this competition: Artisan, Commercial and Breakfa

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ConAgra to FDA: There is ‘ample evidence’ to support qualified health claim on whole grains and type II diabetes

Elaine Watson, Food

ConAgra Foods says there is “ample scientific evidence” to support a qualified health claim about whole grain consumption and a reduced risk of type II diabetes.Read more

Healthy and Wholesome 100% Whole Wheat Bread...It's Easy!

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Baking bread is not just easy ... it saves money, tastes good and will be a hit with your entire family. This versatile and simple recipe from the Kansas Wheat Commission is your ticket to healthy and wholesome sandwiches, bread bowls, hamburger buns and more. This video, courtesy of the KWC, Home Baking Assn. and Wheat Foods Council, gives step-by-step instructions for perfect bread, every time!Read more

Get Your Plate in Shape

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Vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean proteins and low-fat dairy products have all the nutrients we need for healthful lifestyles. Get your plate in shape by ensuring your meals include foods from all of these food groups. Learn more about building a healthy plate at

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