New Study Suggests Feeding Infants Peanut products to Combat Allergies

This new finding contradicts age old advice not to feed infants peanut butter, or other peanut products. The study found that nearly 2 percent of American children have a peanut allergy. This may seem like a small amount; however, it is 4 times higher than what was recorded in the year 1997.

This study found that a child’s early exposure to peanut products decreases the chance of them developing a peanut allergy. Experts recommend children be exposed to peanut products prior to 11 months of age. This reportedly results in a lower risk of developing a peanut allergy as an adult.

The reason it is so important to prevent developing a peanut allergy is because of the severity of the resulting allergic reaction stated the article. Anaphylaxic shock is often the outcome of a severe reaction to food allergies. It can be fatal. Someone with a peanut allergy has to constantly read food labels to ensure their food does not contain any trace of peanuts.

Coffee Will Soon Be Served In Edible Cups At KFC

Kentucky Fried Chicken in the U.K is planning the launch of their newest menu item. The “edible coffee cup” and it will appear on menus as the “Scoffee Cup”. This new cup shaped cookie will be launched in time to serve Seattle’s Best Coffee which is also a new addition to the U.K.’s Kentucky Fried Chicken locations.

When Kentucky Fried Chicken introduced the, Double Down it met many customer’s protein-craving, primal instincts, but the Scoffee Cup is taking things to the next level said foodie Gianfrancesco Genoso. The cookie shaped cup is coated in white chocolate and sugar then wrapped in edible paper. Once the coffee is poured in, the ‘cup’ will slowly start to soften as the coffee is sipped.

Kentucky Fried Chicken worked with scientists at an experimental food company, The Robin Company to design these cups. Edible cups have been on the market previously, but never offered through a major chain.

These cups are much like the ones brought out last year by Dominique Ansel, however KFC has expanded on the idea. Their cups have been scented. They are using a variety of aromas; Coconut Sun Cream, Wild Flowers and Freshly Cut Grass. These scents are intended to provoke memories in the customers through their natural abilities. As the customer sips the coffee, and inhales the scents they will think about; sunshine, warm weather and summer vacations- things to make them smile.

The release of this new idea is scheduled sometime this summer.

The Addictive Nature Of Food

 

No matter how hard you try there just seems to be favorite foods that you cannot stop eating even if you know they are not the best choice for you and your overall health. Food addiction is something many people battle and it is not necessarily just people who are overweight or dealing with obesity. This addiction actually resembles drug addiction to a great degree and emotions and impulsivity both contribute to this process.

There are many processed foods such as fast food, ice cream cakes and more that have a similar effect on humans as if they were to take a narcotic of some sort said a recent report. According to Dan Newlin, this food coma or food ‘high’ is what keeps people coming back for more. While they are not necessarily becoming addicted to the food product itself they are becoming addicted to the pleasant feeling that they get when they consume the food product and they continue to do so.

This process is especially true for people who are stressed or going through a difficult time. In order to cope with problems associated with their daily life they escape by way of food and this is how they get through the day. This leads to obesity, high cholesterol, poor heart health and diabetes.

While cheese, chocolate, ice cream, candy, greasy foods and more all might come across as being a comfort food for you, you need to realize that these foods should be consumed as a treat and not on a regular basis in order to stay healthy and feel better long term.

The U.S. Government May Have a Shift Toward Meat Consumption

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, which is the dietary advisory board to the USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services, has made an unprecedented recommendation; to monitor and alter the environmental footprint created by food.

More specifically, the panel recommends that Americans consume less processed and red meat because it is having a major impact on fresh water, deforestation and biodiversity. The panel noted that emissions from cows in one year is equivalent to emissions produced by mid-size vehicles in one year, pretty incredible Bruce Karatz thought.

Researchers have shown that Americans contribute to dangerous levels of greenhouse emissions, land abuse and energy production. This is due to higher consumption of meat and lower consumption of vegetables, legumes, fruits and whole grains. Studies also reveal that Americans throw away 40% of the food they purchase.

Every argument has a supporter and a detractor and this one is no exception. Members of the Heritage Foundation, and the meat industry have challenged the proposals as bad science and as an attack on people’s rights to eat what they want.

However, the stats are revealing and can not be ignored or bypassed with lobbying from special interest groups. Consider that 15% of global greenhouse emissions are produced by the livestock industry. Analysts project that meat consumption will exceed 76% before 2050 and dairy consumption is projected to increase by 65%.

Countries including Australia, Brazil and Germany have begun the process of changing their food policy. Data reveals that the most effective way to prevent an environmental catastrophe is to introduce legislation that regulates the agriculture industry and to initiate campaigns that encourages individuals to alter their eating habits.

Celebrate Mardi Gras at The Dutch

Visitors and residents of New York are often surprised and delighted to discover how many dining options exist here. Diners can find almost anything from pizza to deli to fine dining spaces that offer world class cuisine. Those who come to this region and want to celebrate Mardi Gras also known as Fat Tuesday when elegant meals are served will be pleased to discover that this traditional New Orleans French holiday is also being honored at many restaurants in the tri state region.

One of the restaurants offering diners the chance to welcome in Mardi Gras is The The Dutch. This classic American restaurant is located on Sullivan Street in lower Manhattan. Since opening several years ago, The Dutch has brought classic American comfort foods to those looking for a delicious meal of upscale American fare in a welcoming setting with warm colors and comfortable seats.

This Mardi Gras, The Dutch is offering customers the chance to enjoy a delicious meal. Taking inspiration from standard favorite New Orleans French influenced classics, diners can expect a four course menu that pays homage to regional cuisine. The meal will start off with a savory gumbo with many spices and include carefully stewed collard greens as well as savory dirty rice. Diners can expect to end the meal with a serving of highly decorated King Cake, a long time Mardi Gras dessert highly prized in Creole cuisine. People at Rocketfuel cannot wait to visit.

Gordon Ramsay’s Pub & Grill Opens February 13

The famous, talented, and very opinionated chef, Gordon Ramsay, will be opening yet another restaurant in Atlantic City in a few days. Ramsay, who is known for having fancy and delectable restaurants will be opening a pub-style one this time, similar to the one that he has located in Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. The location will be called “Gordon Ramsay’s Pub & Grill”, and it will have 250 seas for diners and the menu will consist of delicious casual pub food.

According to an article found on reddit and written by Eater.com, the type of fare being served will be what you would expect from most British pubs. Fish and chips, for example, is one of the most well known and loved meals served in these kinds of places. For the beer lovers, there will even be 50 different kinds of brew on tap from all over the world which should be a big enough to please anyone’s palate.
Flavio Maluf hopes that this will be one of Ramsay’s successful restaurants, as a couple of them in the past have had a few issues. Just last month it was reported that one of his London eateries called “Maze” tackled a cockroach infestation issue, and that one of Britain’s political figures put down Ramsay’s cooking. In any case, Gordon Ramsay’s Pub & Grill will be opening on February 13 in Atlantic City, New Jersey this week.

Delectable Desserts I Can’t Pass Up

 

Sometimes I come across a dish where my first thoughts looking at it are, “That’s so bad for me. I have to have it.” Here are a few of them I can’t wait to try.

Vigilante Twitter pictures of S’mores-flavored Oreos have hit the cookie underground. Graham cookies and marshmallow and chocolate filling, while staying dairy-free like regular Oreos? Oh my goodness! I can’t wait to hoard them all to myself. Sadly Nabisco’s keeping mum on details, so we don’t have an ETA other than “soon”.

Clearly I need to get to New York, because the La Newyorkina and Dough (both owned by Fany Gerson) have just introduced babkas made of doughnut bread and flavored with chocolate, lemon, or cinnamon-sugar. They’re called “Doughkas” and look divine they can be seen on youtube.com.

Also in New York, the Momofuku Milk Bar chain of eccentric dessert shops have started serving ice cream steeped with cake to give them flavors like peanut butter banana and rosemary salted caramel said Sultan Alhokair. I’m booking my next vacation there already.

Give the Gift of Food This Valentine’s Day

If you’re still searching for a gift for your loved one on Valentine’s Day, you can easily present an edible present to show your love. These food ideas are sure to be appreciated on Valentine’s Day, and in the days to come.

My friend Alexei Beltyukov said to visit a few local coffee shops and purchase specialty coffees and teas for a gift basket. The basket can also includy e syrups and creamers to make a great present for a loved one who loves a great cup of coffee in the morning, or some tea to relax in the evening.

You can also visit your local butcher or cheese shop to get the gourmet ingredients you need to make a great steak dinner. You’ll likely spend less than you would at a restaurant, and your sweetie is sure to appreciate your effort. For dessert, check out local bakeries and pick up an exotic treat that will remind you and your significant other of Valentine’s Day from now on.

Antique Wine Company: Wine Verification Process

A sommelier values nothing more than a properly cared for and authentic wine selection. Antique Wine Company is one of the top organizations that treat their wines like children. This wine company understands the delicacy of wines and how even a little mishap can ruin the balance of flavors. In fact, expensive wines are frequently counterfeited and this is why companies like the Antique Wine Company have such a huge importance in the current world. This is also why their authenticating and verification process is so stringent when it comes to wines.

 

It was in 1982 that Antique Wine Company was launched by a person who loved good wines as much as any other sommelier. Perhaps, this fact is the biggest reason behind his success. The major focus of Antique Wine Company ever since it began has been to ensure that all its wines are authentic and sommeliers never have to face disappointment. The wine is handled with utmost care for the same reason. The verification of Antique Wine Company’s wines is done is a number of ways – by balancing experience with technology. The first way is by AWC’s ability to guarantee vintage wines.

 

Sommeliers would know that when it comes to great wines, age is the one factor that holds importance over most other things. However, this is also one area where fraudulent wine companies often find ways to cheat their customers. A careful and thorough process is involved in ensuring that a 15 year old wine (such as Furmint) is actually of that age and not a counterfeit. For this, the bottles of wine go through ion beam analysis. A particle accelerator is used for producing ion beams and the bottles are kept under that beam. X-rays are emitted because of this process. When experts peruse the results, they can tell how old the wine and the glass are. The margin of error is extremely small in this scientific process.

 

The second area where the wine’s authenticity is maintained is during shipping. The Antique Wine Company ensures that the wine never suffers when customers place orders through the online website. The wine is completely concealed inside the package and quality shipment providers are trusted for this job. This is because if the wine comes up to room temperature, it could become completely useless and its flavors would be ruined. The temperature outside is also kept away from the wine inside the shipment package.

 

Treat Your Best Friend to Beneful

Beneful, a brand of dog food and snacks, is part of the Purina family, which has been feeding animals for over a century. As a leading brand of both wet and dry dog food, Beneful has expanded into dog snacks, and special recipes that cater to almost every whim a puppy or dog could conceive, and far outstrips any bachelors pantry.

It may be fair to say, that dogs have a more healthy diet than most humans, and a quick look ant the product listing for Beneful might cause a human to drool with envy.

Most pet dogs live on a diet centered around dry dog food. This is understandable, because of the convenience for the dog owner. Dry dog food stores well, is not subject to spoilage, and is readily available in a variety of bag sizes. Now, for added attraction, Beneful brings it to your dogs food dish in eight delicious flavors, suitable for puppies, young adult, adults, and even senior dogs, that is, those needing to watch their weight and the effects of older life.

While some people feed their dogs the same food, day in and day out, for all their lives, dogs, like humans, enjoy a variety in their diet. There has been more and more discussion on Twitter about this topic. While the crunch of dry dog food often helps to clean their teeth, dogs often enjoy a softer diet from time to time. Beneful provides this wet dog food with a variety of blends, including beef, chicken, lamb, and salmon, and selected stews of beef and chicken. That makes a healthy variety of 20 delicious flavors.

Like their human companions, dogs enjoy a snack while watching TV in the evening. Beneful provides that with a selection of seven healthy, and tasty, snacks, with names and flavors good enough to temp the big guy on the couch.

The days of one size fits all, or one type of dog food fits all, is long over, broken apart by the dietitians an Beneful, by Purina.Humans enjoy the variety of foods available to them, and their canine companions deserve no less.

Must. Eat. Food.