While knowing how to string together words puts food on my table, FreeRice.com is trying to let you use such powers for the good of others with their vocabulary-testing site. FreeRice will service up a quick little vocab quiz with a word and four answers. If you answer correctly, the service donates 10 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program to give away to impoverished or hunger stricken people. If you're wrong, it'll let you know what the correct answer was and give you a chance at a new word while ramping down the … Read more
Lately I've been pretty enamored by the ajaxy bartending guide I spotted last week on Apple's iPhone apps directory, but for some serious foodie goodness the Food Network has taken it upon themselves to optimize part of their site for iPhone users.
This is pretty great for two reasons. The first being when you're out shopping and need some recipe ideas. This new app is chock full of some pretty decent ones from many of the Food Networks chefs including Alton Brown, Emeril, Bobby Flay, and the butter queen Paula Deen. The other bonus is when you'… Read more
The fact that eating too much sugar is unhealthy isn't exactly breaking news. But CNN reports that it might be even worse than previously thought. If a recent study in the British Journal of Dermatology is correct, eating sugary foods can actually contribute to developing wrinkles.
When glucose enters the bloodstream, it latches onto proteins in the body. As it turns out, collagen and elastin, the proteins that help keep skin elastic, are two of the most susceptible proteins to this process, according to the study.
As if there weren't reason enough to cut back on sugar intake, … Read more
Red wine is a drink with a dark side. We praise it for its full body, long legs, and exquisite nose, but the bacchanalian beverage has long been accused of being particularly prone to giving people headaches. Some people have such a sensitivity to red wine that they can't drink it at all.
Now, the Associated Press has good news for all you wine lovers. Scientists have speculated that the chemical culprit in red wine might be biogenic amines, like histamines. And although that hasn't been proved for certain yet, a group of UC Berkeley researchers working on … Read more
There are a lot of cool things going on in NYC these days when it comes to technology (do I really have to say that anymore?)--so many, in fact, that you can't hit them all up. On Tuesday, unfortunately, I missed a handful of pretty awesome-sounding CMJ Music Marathon panel discussions about digital music because I was listening in on that Facebook press conference. Priorities, priorities.
Facebook's legal developments, alas, also prevented me from spending more than a few minutes at New York's inaugural Lunch 2.0 event. Lunch 2.0, as the San Francisco Chronicle … Read more
Typically when we talk about Web 2.0 and food, we're either talking about the snack selection at a launch party or the virtual food fights that certain Facebook apps have made possible. Not this time. Gomobo, a New York-based start-up that allows you to order and pre-pay for food at participating restaurants on your cell phone or computer, plans to announce a new feature on Thursday that will allow you to connect your Twitter account to the service.
As a result, when you order pick-up food from Gomobo, it'll automatically send a message to your Twitter feed … Read more
When computer geeks come to Japan, they head toward the electronics neighborhood called Akihabara. But when food freaks visit Tokyo, their destination is Kappabashi-dori, a mile-plus-long street sporting several dozen stores that carry all manner of kitchenware and food.
Here you can find coffee cups half a storey tall, a thousand kinds of bowls, plastic sushi, restaurant ware, and more bento boxes than you can shake a whisk at.
It might be time to stow away that candy dish--and, for that matter, the cookie jar, gumball dispenser and bowl of nuts--because we humans are powerless to resist such things, according to a recent CNN article featuring research taking place at the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab.
A book by Cornell researcher Brian Wansink says people will basically eat whatever food is in front of them. The book, called Mindless Eating, says that when it comes to overeating, convenience and visibility are bigger factors than how good food looks or how hungry a person is.
"We can say '… Read more
It's already shaping up to be a banner day for the germaphobes here at Crave. Just after posting an item about the latest OCD vacuum cleaner, we came across another gadget to sanitize our food as well.
The "Lotus Sanitizing System" uses "super-oxygen" infused water to pulverize bacteria and other unsavory elements from pretty much whatever will fit in its "multi-purpose sanitizing bowl," according to Shiny Shiny. (You can watch a video of it in action here.)
I'm at that age where most of my friends are starting families, so I find myself shopping for a lot of baby stuff. In fact, I've developed a bit of a reputation for giving the kind of wildly impractical baby gifts that only a non-parent would buy. But the Squirt baby food dispensing spoon just might help salvage my reputation as a gift-giver. Parents can fill the bright orange bulb with up to three ounces of baby food, then secure the spoon on the end. A squeeze of the bulb dispenses a bite of food onto the spoon, … Read more