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  • Pick a class, any class

    Pick a class, any class
    Amateur cooking schools and classes by independent teachers are listed in alphabetical order by category; general classes are listed by geographic area. Fees are listed where available. Inclusion does not imply endorsement by the Tribune. NEW means...
  • Evolving with cookbook author Mollie Katzen

    Evolving with cookbook author Mollie Katzen
    Mollie Katzen believes "vegetarian" should be used as an adjective rather than a noun. "I like to avoid the labels that keep people in different camps," says the Berkeley, Calif.-based cookbook author, whose 1977 "Moosewood Cookbook" served as a Rosetta...
  • Healthy fats may prolong lives of those with prostate cancer

    Healthy fats may prolong lives of those with prostate cancer
    Men with early stage prostate cancer may live longer if they eat a diet rich in heart-healthy nuts, vegetable oils, seeds and avocados, researchers said. Their analysis of 4,577 men found those who reported eating vegetable fats were less likely to...
  • Saturated fat's role (or non-role) in the New Year's diet resolution

    Saturated fat's role (or non-role) in the New Year's diet resolution
    Saturated fat’s bad, bad image—the evil ingredient that supposedly makes people fat and keeps them that way, while clogging our blood vessels and raising our cardiovascular risk—has been getting a bit of a makeover. That shouldn’...
  • Mediterranean diet may protect against diabetes

    Without cutting back on calories, adopting a Mediterranean diet rich in extra-virgin olive oil may protect people at high risk for heart disease against diabetes, a new study found. Researchers who analyzed data on more than 3,500 people at an...
  • Shelf Life

    Bring Spain’s flavors to your table Renowned Spanish Chef José Andrés taps Spain's culinary artisans for a line of food products. Andrés, who heads a Washington, D.C.-based restaurant group, offers olive oils, sherry vinegars and rice as well as...
  • A plant-based diet has impressive benefits, including longer life

    Recent findings indicate that instead of a meat-heavy diet, you're better off focusing on plants--whole grains, legumes, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and soy. People who eat a plant-based diet live longer, have less cancer and heart disease, weigh...
  • ENVIRONMENTAL NUTRITION: Pick seeds for flavor and health

    ENVIRONMENTAL NUTRITION: Pick seeds for flavor and health
    Since the beginning of time, humans have followed the lead of birds by gathering edible seeds for sustenance. Anthropologists believe that our ancient ancestors probably collected and ate just about any seed that wasn't poisonous, storing them away for...
  • Letters from President Taft tell familiar story of struggling to lose weight

    Harvard Health Blog William Howard Taft was America's heaviest president. Of course, he would have preferred being seen and remembered for something else, and did take steps to lose weight. Not surprisingly, though, Taft's story of weight loss and...
  • Maintain your mental edge with exercise and a brain-boosting diet

    Just as a healthy diet can help fend off chronic diseases like heart disease and type 2 diabetes, what you eat also can help you keep your mental edge as you age. Approximately five million Americans over age 65 have Alzheimer's disease, a progressive...
  • Stop worrying so much about fat in your diet

    Fat seems to always top the list of things that are "bad" for you. But for good overall health and to lower risk of heart disease, cancer, or even obesity, scrupulously counting how much fat you consume is not a helpful strategy. "Focusing only on...