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Juicing up your life

Jason Vale's two books on the benefits of changing your diet to incorporate juices and live foods is a must-read for those interested in boosting your health and fitness. Read More »

Restaurant Confidential?

Something is amiss -- or at least is missing -- from the Zagat restaurant ratings these days. Read More »

Payback Is A Mutha

A while back, my sister decided to initiate what she called BlogWars™. This consisted of Melanie posting pictures on her blog of me during various times in my life when it was painfully obvious I was still finding my way to the perfect portrait of coolness that is now me. She insinuated I had started the whole thing… Sure — ... Read More »

Happy chocobars

I live two blocks from a chocolate bar factory, and eight or so blocks from another one (Cadbury and Neilson’s). But I live miles from a brewery or distillery. Life’s funny like that. Tonight I was walking down the street past the candy bar factory and there were happy, smiling chidren on the street across from the chocolate factory. So ... Read More »

Reinventing the Automat

Redbox Debuts at Baltimore-Washington Airport I remember that we had an automat in Bangor. It’s a dim recollection of putting nickels and dimes into machines and having pie and hot chocolate with someone (my great aunt?) as a little kid. But by then, I am sure that the hot food was gone (other than dispensed soup), replaced by a coffee ... Read More »

From Page to Screen

Did the movies butcher your favorite book? They certainly did mine. The Outsiders is probably one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen. The acting was atrocious, the writing was poor, and the pacing was slow. These are legitimate criticisms. And while the Harry Potter movies aren’t considered the best adaptations ever, my friend’s complaint was that they left too ... Read More »

Martha Stewart Gets Screwed

Martha Stewart has big name celebrity CEO status and some prosecutors plan on making big names for themselves by taking her down. Read More »

Diet Doctor Knocks Noggin, Expires

Dr. Robert C. Atkins, 72, the low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet guru, died several days after suffering a severe head injury during a fall: Atkins died Thursday at the New York Weill-Cornell Medical Center after falling on an icy sidewalk April 8, said his spokesman, Richard Rothstein. He underwent surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain. Atkins first advocated his ... Read More »

I’m Just Here for the Food

Alton Brown's foray into celebrity cookbook writing, coming out somewhere between Julia Child and BoingBoing. Read More »

“Alice Waters and her Delicious Revolution”

Do not view tonight’s “American Masters” program on an empty stomach. It might even be advisable to have some (healthy) snacks handy. The documentary profiles cook and author Alice Waters and explains how her ideas changed how many of us view food. This isn’t a typical PBS cooking show (check local listings), even though there are recipes on the website. ... Read More »