Hard cider is delicious, but it is also trending here in the United States check out these interesting cider facts, via Food Republic.    

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Video: How Kristopher Bronner shares how he and his brother want to change the world through making better candies, via TEDx.

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Russ Parsons talks about Texas BBQ where they take their brisket seriously, via LA Times.

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I’d have thought that an article in last Sunday’s New York Times Magazine, Eat Your Heart Out by Gretchen Reynolds, would have made me happy. I’ve long argued that America’s terror of fat and salt is misguided and blown grossly out of proportion. But all the piece did was make me mad. It notes a study that found that men with heart disease who reduced their intake of meat and saturated fats and increased the polyunsaturated fats in their diet were more likely to die of a heart attack than the control group who maintained their customary diet. It noted the existence of a “small but unsettling body of data suggesting that consuming polyunsaturated oils … may … increase your risk of heart disease.” (There’s lots of hemming and hawing in the piece due to the contrarian Read On »

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The Brits love their beans, but it is pretty much just baked beans learn why, via Independent UK.

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