January-February 2015

Roast a Chicken in 3 Easy Steps

December 29, 2014 Anne Danahy

Product Reviewed Sur La Table Dual Sensing Probe Thermometer Like most registered dietitians, I’m a stickler for food safety.  No risk of food borne-illness in this house!  Not only do I like my meat safely

January-February 2015

The Dynamics of Ceramic

December 29, 2014 Emily Cooper

Product Reviewed Velata Ceramic Chef’s Knife As the days get shorter and the nights cooler, my dinners transforms from a cornucopia of fresh garden tomatoes and cucumbers to a menu of soups and stews. Packed with

January-February 2015

How Maple Syrup Goes from Tap to Table

December 29, 2014 Kitty Broihier

The Abenaki Native American tribe in New England has a story to tell about maple syrup. Long ago, the Great Spirit gave the Abenaki people an abundance of food. One of the Great Spirit’s biggest

January-February 2015

Maple Syrup Makes the Grade

December 29, 2014 Food & Nutrition Magazine

Contrary to popular belief, syrup grades do not suggest superiority — merely different attributes. The United States and Canada use different terms for national maple syrup grades, and some states, such as Vermont and New

January-February 2015

Co-Op Comeback: What the New Co-Ops Do Different

December 29, 2014 Monica Reinagel

With approximately 300 food co-ops in the U.S. today, cooperative grocers represent fewer than 1 percent of American grocery stores. But food co-ops — which are owned and directed by customers rather than corporations —

January-February 2015

Fares of Faith: Mawlid un-Nabi

December 29, 2014 Nour Zibdeh, MS, RD, CLT

Around the world, many Muslims celebrate the birth of the Islamic Prophet Mohammad, peace be upon him,* with feasts, festivals, street parades, chants and decorations in streets, mosques and homes. Mawlid un-Nabi — also referred

January-February 2015

What Are Fertile Eggs?

December 29, 2014 Food & Nutrition Magazine

The result of hens and roosters mating, fertile eggs contain both male and female genetic material. A fertile egg begins the first step of embryonic development (a “blastoderm” appears as a whitish spot on the

January-February 2015

Versatile Ramekins Offer Portion Perfection

December 29, 2014 Christy Wilson

Cooking and serving food in uniform single-serve portions is the beauty of the small cylindrical dishes known as ramekins. Most commonly used for preparing baked items such as soufflés, crème brûlée and mini-casseroles, ramekins also

January-February 2015

Audio Chef (Version 1.0)

December 29, 2014 Marisa Moore

Platform and Price Free (with in app purchases): Apple RDN Score 3 out of 5 Synopsis of the App Audio Chef provides narrated, hands-free cooking instruction. Pros Simple and easy-to-use design. Step-by-step audio guides your

January-February 2015

Crop on the Fly (Version 0.570)

December 29, 2014 Marisa Moore

Platform and Price Free: Apple RDN Score 5 out of 5 Synopsis of the App Crop on the Fly enables you to turn vertical videos (the ones with the black lines on the sides) into

January-February 2015

Cookbook Café (Version 2.0)

December 29, 2014 Marisa Moore

Synopsis of the App The Cookbook Café app provides a way to self-publish, sell and shop for digital cookbooks. RDN Score 4 out of 5 Platform and Price Free: Apple Pros Cookbooks can be made

January-February 2015

Inbox (Version 1.02)

December 29, 2014 Marisa Moore

Platform and Price Free: Apple, Android and Web RDN Score 4 out of 5 Synopsis of the App An advanced form of Gmail, the Inbox app from Google helps you clear the clutter and deal