What Does Sugar Actually Do To Your Body?

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it’s interesting when we design our studies we provide diets that are high in starch and then we take away that starch and replaced it with sugar why do we even see such unfavorable effects when we replace pasta or bread with a fructose sweetened beverage or let’s even say high fructose corn syrup sweetened […]

Shrimp Scampi – A Delicious Italian Pasta Dish With Lot’s Of Garlic, Wine, Butter, Parsley

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Boungiorno! Hey It’s Rockin Robin here from Cooking Mexican Recipes.com I’m in an Italian mood so today I’m going to show you how to make some scampi. now my version has a lot of garlic and wine and butter and I’m gonna serve it over a bed of pasta. So doesn’t that sound great? Ok […]

How to Throw a Wine Pairing Dinner Party

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Oh hey! It’s some of the last really nice days of autumn here in New York City so to celebrate still being able to eat outside I invited three of my girlfriends over for dinner; we’re having a dinner party! I took my sweet green roll-y thing all around Brooklyn to get the best ingredients. […]

LISBON, PORTUGAL // Must-do travel tips!

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Hello, from Lisbon, Portugal! I’m going to show you guys the best things that you have to do in Lisbon when you come to visit. So this morning, for instance, before I did anything else, Clare and I went to get the best-known pastry here in Portugal: pastel de nata! I’m probably saying it really […]

Inside a Candy Factory!

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Idaho Spuds are actually not a potato, they’re a chocolate candy and they are made at the Idaho Candy Company, in this factory right behind me. Let’s pop inside see how they make their magic. *magical harp chimes* Idaho Candy Company is the oldest candy company in Idaho. We’ve been around since 1901, and actually […]

Beans and Wine in Basque Country: MUNCHIES Guide to the Basque Country (Episode 4)

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Tighter, tighter, tighter. Can you give me a quick lesson please? Just do what they’re doing. Oh fuck! Okay. Please help me! We’re in the Gothic town of Tolosa and in search of traditional food in the Basque nation. The Fronton is a high end restaurant that happens to host an enormous pelota vasca court, […]

Food is an Emotional Business! Future of Beverages and Food Industry – Conference Keynote

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And one of the things about your business: I’ve heard so much about technology today. Amazing technology, extraordinary innovation. You are food and packaging and liquid engineering and all the rest of it and nanotech and goodness-knows-what- else- tech as well. But I know one thing: that you are in a different business than technology. […]

Level Up Your Grilled Cheese

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Hi everyone! So here we are, a couple weeks into the New Year and I have yet to say: Happy New Year! Connor and I went upstate a bit, we went to the Catskills. And after we got back from hiking one day I just did tomato soup and grilled cheese, because sometimes just that […]

What Happens When You Eat Too Much?

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Thanksgiving dinner: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, some more turkey, cranberry sauce, even more turkey? uhhh… [Turkey walks across screen.] Still have room for that pie? For now, unbutton your eating pants, flop on the couch and let’s learn why you feel so full after a big meal. [Reactions intro] Part of the reason is physical. […]

How sugar affects the brain – Nicole Avena

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Picture warm, gooey cookies, crunchy candies, velvety cakes, waffle cones piled high with ice cream. Is your mouth watering? Are you craving dessert? Why? What happens in the brain that makes sugary foods so hard to resist? Sugar is a general term used to describe a class of molecules called carbohydrates, and it’s found in […]