Food and Culinary

“Dressed” for the Holidays

Author: 
Jula Kinnaird
11/20/2012

 

 

Holiday meal preparations tend to focus on the main dish and desserts, but side dishes play an important supporting role. To make sure your holiday meal boasts an all-star cast, try your hand at some homemade dressing this year. It’s easy and will give your main dish some real pizzazz – whether you’re serving poultry, beef, pork or even vegetarian.Read more

No-knead, low-effort dinner rolls

Author: 
Alison Ladman, The Associated Press
11/20/2012

Looking for an easy, low-maintenance recipe to help dress up dinner? Look no further! These low-effort dinner rolls perfectly complement Thanksgiving dinner or any special holiday meal.

The dough does not require kneading, so even novice bakers should have no trouble making these tender, delicious rolls. Simply toss the ingredients into a bowl, mix, set aside, shape, bake and viola!—fluffy homemade bread with minimal effort. Pressed for time? The dough can be prepared, placed in the pan, and refrigerated up to a day ahead. Read more

Announcing our "Busting Fad Diets Tool Kit"

Author: 
Jula Kinnaird
11/20/2012

The Wheat Foods Council wants to help clear up the confusion and set the record straight for sound nutrition science on losing weight – and keeping it off – in combination with ways to eat healthfully. We’re launching our “Busting Fad Diets” Campaign, just in time for the holidays and New Year’s health resolutions. Click here

Baking smell can make you more kind, study says

Author: 
Press Trust of India
11/08/2012

If the hustle and bustle of the upcoming holiday season has you feeling like a Scrooge, consider whipping up some homemade bread, Christmas cookies, or a cake. The sweet smell of freshly baked goods does more than satisfy a sweet tooth—it can also put you in a better mood.

According to a study published by researchers at the University of Southern Brittany in France, shoppers standing in front of a bakery were more likely to help a stranger retrieve a dropped item than those shoppers who were standing in front of a clothing store.Read more

Whole grains and health: Where’s the evidence?

Author: 
Elaine Watson, Food navigator-usa.com
10/22/2012

Epidemiological studies reveal a clear association between increased wholegrain consumption and a reduced risk of colorectal cancer, cardiovascular disease, elevated blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and weight gain.

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Gluten-free myth busting: There is no biomarker for gluten sensitivity, says researcher

Author: 
Elaine Watson, Food navigator-usa.com
10/22/2012

One of the liveliest sessions at last week’s Whole Grains on Every Plate conference in San Antonio was a myth-busting presentation from Pamela Cureton, clinical research dietitian at the Center for Celiac Research.

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The rise and rise of whole grain: Whole Grain stamp now on 7,600+ products in 35 countries

Author: 
Elaine Watson, Food navigator-usa.com
10/18/2012

The Whole Grain stamp now features on more than 7,600 products in 35 countries, while the number of new products featuring whole grain claims rose from 164 in 2000 to 3,378 in 2011, according to data unveiled at the Whole Grains on Every Plate conference yesterday.Read more

Farm To Market Bread Co.

Bakery
Kansas City, MO

Last summer, the Wheat Foods Council sponsored a “Wheat Safari” in Kansas and Missouri for nutrition bloggers and other food professionals. Washington, DC-based food writer and stylist Lisa Cherkasky was one of the participants and shares this profile of one of the stops on the tour.Read more

World Pasta Day – Hooray!

10/25/2012

Here at the Wheat Foods Council, we celebrate the merits of pasta on a regular basis. But today is the day to really get your pasta on. It’s October 25—World Pasta Day!

World Pasta Day seeks to promote the nutritional value, convenience, and affordability of pasta. Conceptualized in 1995 at the World Pasta Congress in Rome, the event is celebrated across the globe in the form of special events and promotional initiatives.Read more

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