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articles by: Eric Steinman

The (Un)Welcome Return of the Twinkie

This is what a Twinkie experience is like: after unwrapping the near-oblong shaped pastry, you hold in your hands something that is simultaneously light and airy, while feeling dense and substantial. …

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Can You Swallow a Bit of Arsenic in Your Apple Juice?

About 20 years ago the U.S. apple growing industry was brought to its knees by a scare concerning Alar, a carcinogenic chemical sprayed on apples to make them more cosmetically appealing. Consumers we…

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Is Sous-Vide Cooking Destined For Your Home?

When I was a kid there were two kitchen innovations that changed our eating habits at home. One was the microwave, which afforded me the ability to cook pizza on a revolving carousel in minutes, and t…

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6 Tips to Get the Most Nutrition Out of Your Produce

OK, so I posted on Eating on the Wild Side by Jo Robinson a few months back, but as I continue to read this well-researched and exceptionally insightful book I am struck by the wealth of tips and tech…

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Move Over USA, Mexico is Now the Fattest

For the past decade or so, the United States was typified as a country of excess and indulgence. This sort of characterization appealed to many until it started to show along our waistline. For years …

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DIY Butter

I once made butter using a dozen baby food jars, lots of heavy cream, and about 15 or so curious and eager kindergarteners (as the unpaid labor). I was a kindergarten teacher and trying to impart a le…

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Should Beer Be Bottled or Canned?

If you drink beer, and many people do, you are probably of the persuasion that believes beer just tastes better served in cold glass (whether it be a beer bottle or a frosty mug) than it would in a ca…

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Why Are Americans Drinking Way Less Milk?

I don’t drink nearly as much milk as I did when I was a child, but, then again, I am an adult and adults tend not to order milk with a meal. But my child really doesn’t like milk, and when I look arou…

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Food Tastes Different Depending on the Utensil You Use

Many people in the food service industry will tell you that presentation, while not everything, is a huge component of how someone experiences food. There is nothing like a dirty spoon or a dirty glas…

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Guess What…Carbs Trigger Food Cravings

If you look at much of the literature about dieting, you might be led to believe that a calorie is a calorie, no matter where it comes from. This sort of logic has brought people to diet consuming not…

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about Eric Steinman

Eric Steinman is a freelance writer based in Rhinebeck, NY. He regularly writes about food, music, art, architecture, and culture and is a regular contributor to Bon Appétit among other publications.

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