| Nov 20, 2006
FILL up on the vegetables. Skip the pumpkin pie, or at least the whipped cream. Forgo the gravy; go really, really easy on the stuffing. And just say no to alcohol, because wine and liquor is not only calorie-laden, it's apt to set off a damn-the-...
| Oct 25, 2009
While all Halloween candy worth devouring is packed with calories and refined sugar, some forms do less damage to the teeth than others. "Choose things that melt away and disappear in a short period," said pediatric dentist Lee Weinstein of Scottsdale,...
| Oct 8, 2008
It seems incongruous that the ingredient so integral to, say, a Hershey's Kiss, is the same one that for centuries played a major role in religious and cultural rituals.
Of course, anyone addicted to Hershey Kisses may not think it strange at all....
| Oct 20, 2009
| 2:49 PM
Santa has always had a monopoly on the good cookies. But it took Julia Usher a while to ponder the bigger issue: Why should the winter holidays get all the gingerbread? And why should something as deliciously fun as a cookie exchange be relegated to...
| Aug 31, 2010
| 7:36 AM
From the Dining@Large blog:
It's back-to-school time. And while the kiddos learn reading, writing and arithmetic, parents get schooled in the politics of schoolhouse eating.
With all the attention on childhood obesity these days, lots of lunchbox...
| Jul 22, 2010
| 11:34 AM
With a handful of amusement parks within easy driving distance, Baltimoreans can spend their summer weekends sampling breath-taking roller coasters, cavorting with some of their kids' favorite animated characters or getting soaked even though they're...
| Dec 28, 2009
Maybe it's the sleepless nights. Maybe it's the daytime jitters. Whatever the reason, many people decide to cut back on caffeine - only to find that it's harder than they thought.
Caffeine turns up in expected places, in unexpected amounts. And recent...
| Oct 1, 2009
There's a plethora of pink products to purchase to fund the battle against breast cancer. From luscious candy to naughty pasties and trendy clothes to camping gear, buy into the pink war being waged on the cancer that takes so many of our grandmothers,...
| Sep 28, 2008
Robert Steinberg, a physician who helped revolutionize America's appreciation of fine chocolate after launching a Bay Area company that produces some of the best chocolate in the country, has died. He was 61.
Steinberg, who had lymphatic cancer, died...
| Feb 6, 2008
GERMAN chocolate cake looks pretty good for 50 -- the combination of tangy-sweet layers and nutty custard is as irresistible as it was when the recipe was first published in a Texas newspaper back in the Eisenhower era. If it were a Reese's cup or an...
| Jul 16, 2008
Meet the new Willy Wonka: Timothy Childs is a former space shuttle technologist who's building a 29,000-square-foot chocolate factory on prime waterfront property in the Embarcadero. He stands in the factory's laboratory inspecting a sample of split-...