food

Code Switch
5:14 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Stories Of Your First Thanksgiving In The U.S.

We don't endorse using a trident to carve your turkey.
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Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 11:12 am

This past week, we called for stories about your first Thanksgiving in the United States. Who'd you spend it with? Where were you coming from? What'd you eat? What'd you think of it? we wondered.

And many of the stories we heard from you were about food: You had issues roasting the turkey properly. Your mom found, um, a creative solution to making your bird golden-brown. You ate a lot of different alternative Thanksgiving meals. Your stories were goofy and weird, but most of them made us smile. Here are some of them:

Leticia Ortiz

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Science
10:44 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Want A Calorie Count With That? FDA Issues New Rules For Restaurants

How many calories in that doughnut? A Starbucks coffee shop in New York City displays calorie information next to menu items. New FDA rules will require all chain restaurants and similar eating establishments to post calorie labels.
Chris Hondros Getty Images

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 4:33 pm

Soon, you may not be able to ignore how many calories are in the breakfast sandwich or doughnut you like to stop for in the morning.

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday will release new rules that will require chain restaurants with 20 or more locations to begin posting calorie information on their menus.

"Americans eat and drink about one-third of their calories away from home, and people today expect clear information about the products they consume," FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg said in a statement.

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Food
6:51 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Summer Feeding Sites for Children on Free Lunch Programs

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National studies indicate only one of seven children who receive a free or reduced school lunch gets a similar meal over the summer. 

Kathy Galliger, an official with the State Department of Education, said logistics and a scarcity of sponsoring groups, create the biggest barriers to getting food to hungry kids in the summer. While her agency, the state's summer food service program, doesn't track such numbers, Galliger suspects Kentucky's figures are even worse than the one-in-seven national statistic.  Still, she said there are federal dollars to pay for food.

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Culture
10:25 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Kathy Timmons' Holiday Recipes Sound Good

On a special Sounds Good with Dr. Bob, we met a dietitian and good cook Kathy Timmons. She has some scrumptious recipes that you’ll want to try during the holidays. Try one of these this season: 

Kathy Timmons’ Holiday Recipes:

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The Salt
2:48 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

'Heart Attack On A Hook': Meet America's 'Worst Restaurant Meal'

Long John Silver's Big Catch platter will net you 33 grams of trans fats in one meal.
Courtesy of Clare Politano Center for Science in the Public Interest

Originally published on Thu July 4, 2013 11:19 am

Seafood is generally considered a more healthful choice when dining out — but not if you're battering and deep-frying it and serving it up with hush puppies and onion rings.

And that is precisely why the folks at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a nutrition and health policy watchdog group, have named Long John Silver's new "Big Catch" meal the worst restaurant meal in America.

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Food & Recipes
4:46 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Artisan Kitchens' Summer Recipes Sound Good

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In our first installment of Summer Recipes Sound Good, David Jones of Artisan Kitchen cooks up some refreshing entrees, including a fresh Mediterranean chopped salad with cucumber and feta, a mango salsa with jalapeno, Italian bread salad and more. He talks about a cooking class opportunity at Artisan Kitchen and how to pick the perfect watermelon. Artisan Kitchen is located at 1704 Broadway in Paducah.

For more, visit ArtisanKitchen.net.

Arts
9:28 am
Tue September 4, 2012

KY Women writers conference features food

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This year's Kentucky Women Writers Conference  will feature food writing with keynote speaker Ruth Reichl.  Reichl is former editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine and is a judge on the television show "Top Chef Masters" on Bravo.  The conference is scheduled for September 21st and 22nd at the University of Kentucky.  The Kentucky Women Writers Conference is the longest-running event of its kind in the United States.

Environment
2:36 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

LBL Nature Station adds pop culture spice to their programs

The Land Between the Lakes Nature Station has delighted visitors for many years with events such as nature hikes and its Hummingbird Festival. But now, some officials behind those events are using pop culture to boost interest. Casey Northcutt reports on their quirky mixture of wildlife and television that turned the Nature Station into the “Nature Stadium.”

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