Food in the news: Peep creme brulee; beer is better than water; Paula Deen riding things
Here's a roundup of some of the recent food items in the news. Follow the links for the full stories.
The Feast: Always Strain Your Marshmallow Peeps When Making Creme Brulee. Looking for an out of the ordinary dessert for Easter dinner? Monica Glass, pastry chef at celebrity chef Eric Ripert's 10 Arts has just the thing for you: creme brulee made from marshmallow peeps. A how-to video follows after the jump.
Grub Street Research Proves It! Beer Is Better Than Water!
Who needs Gatorade? Researchers at Granada University in Spain have determined that beer is more effective for post-exercise hydration than water is. The bubbles help quench thirst, and the carbohydrates in beer replace calories burned during exercise. If you're exercising to burn calories, though, you might want to stick with water.
The Washington Post MIA: The empty calories of alcohol. Speaking of calories in alcohol, Tim Carman discusses the calories in alcoholic drinks. Under new proposed federal labeling regulations, restaurants will need to list nutritional information for all menu items, but not for alcoholic drinks. While it's easy enough to calculate approximately how many calories are in a glass of wine or beer, mixed drinks with added sugar and heavy cream can run upwards of 600 calories per drink.
The New York Times Is Sugar Toxic? The internet food community has been abuzz about this New York Times Magazine article from last weekend. Robert Lustig, a specialist on pediatric hormone disorders, claims that sugar is toxic to humans and may be at the root of the widespread American obesity problem, rampant heart disease and even some cancers. Read the whole story here.
Paula Deen Riding Things For your daily moment of zen, enjoy celebrity chef Paula Deen riding things, y'all.