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Diner: Cheap, fast, good-for-you

Pungent aromas wrap around your senses at Cilantro Vietnamese Bistro

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 7, 2004
Cilantro is the most consumed fresh herb in the world -- more than double all other fresh herbs combined -- thanks largely to its premier status in Chinese, Southeast Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern,  

Mindful Eating

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 9, 2004
Trying on a bikini under the fluorescent lights of a department store fitting room after a solid six months of comfort food hibernation is analogous to mainlining a hypodermic syringe of low self-es  

Cover Story: What's Eating Us?

How our love/hate relationship with food is changing American society

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 9, 2004
Something tastes bad. Amidst the endless search for just the right diet, we're not just getting fatter -- we're getting fatter fast. It's no longer normal to be normal weight in America. With  

Cover Story: Want to Live Longer?

Tasting the Calorie Restriction approach

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 9, 2004
It sounds like dieting, but it isn't. Dieting has the short-term goal of weight loss, but Calorie Restriction (CR) represents a lifelong approach to food consumption. Efforts to combat aging and e  

Diner: Upscale Comfort Food

Gourmet carry-outs offer a refuge for the dog-tired work force

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 2, 2004
It's been a long day. You're exhausted. Cooking for yourself -- let alone anyone else -- is hardly appealing. You review your options: Fast food drive thru. Ugh. Pizza delivery. Yawn. Micro-wave a B  

Diner: Savoring Memories

Thanks, Mom, it was good

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 5, 2004
For many of us, Mother's Day recalls childhood memories of surprising Mom with breakfast in bed -- although the real surprise came a bit later after she strolled downstairs and discovered the pa  

Dear Diary

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 7, 2004
In an attempt to indulge in procrastination and divert attention from the work I knew I should be doing, I climbed into bed the other evening with a glass of a good Oregon pinot noir and a grilled c  

Play With Your Food

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 3, 2004
As I rub a bar of chocolate soap up and down the legs of my shower mate, I hear one of the fundamental principles burned into my psyche from childhood: "Don't play with your food!" (Hah! I am playin  

Diner: New Partridge Family

With a new chef team Andiamo! becomes an impressive choice for Italian dining

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2004
I really love success stories in the restaurant business -- a business which is so high risk that restaurants open only to close within the first two years. Andiamo! is a wonderful example of a gre  

Diner: Caffeinate Your Pleasure

A roundup of favorite area coffeehouses

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2004
Hello, my name is Donna, and I am a javaholic. Hopelessly hooked to the devil's drink. Coffee crazy. I have no intention of trying to shake the habit, so please refrain from all offers of steps