Tang Orange Drink Crystals - © Kraft Foods

I just read a really annoying and alarming article about ‘fake’ foods that we see and eat every day. No, we’re not talking about plastic fruit. But, yes, it goes much further than artificial sweeteners, margarine in place of butter, non-juice fruit flavoured ‘drinks’ and ‘plastic cheese’…

Cola Glass

So… What do you think would happen if you drank only fizzy pop drinks for 16 years; no plain water, no other liquids? Doctors in the principality of Monaco, just next door to The Riviera, in southern France, say they’ve found someone who fits the profile, and she’s got problems…

Yes! At last, one respected authority has proclaimed red meat healthy, another says coffee can be good for you, and other lately-chagrined foods are having a day in the sun. The key to making ‘bad’ the new ‘good’ is – and you know this already! – moderation…

According to a recent survey, Canadians throw out more than $2.5 billion a year worth of spoiled or spoiling produce. And the cause of this unbelievable waste of otherwise good food seems to be improper storage, proceeding from a lack of knowledge about how to handle common foods properly.

Yer hasic Hot Dogs - © latimes.com

Consumers – literally – consumed more than $1.7 billion (with a B) worth of hot dogs last year. And that’s not counting the ones they bought at restaurants, food trucks, street carts and sports venue concessions. Even so, that’s a drop of 3 per cent from the year before. What’s going on?

Beef Stroganoff - © www.twofrugalchicks.com

I can’t seem to make a roast beef dinner without having lots of leftovers. Good thing there are a lot of ways to make yesterday’s roast today’s culinary triumph! I particularly love dishes where the roast gets another long, low, slow braise…