Chef Peter Coenen was challenged to create a menu centered around sun-dried tomatoes, despite the fact that he can't stand their smell or taste. The resulting dishes included tomato and scallop mousse inside Alaskan halibut and a chutney of tomato and orange that topped smoked meats.
"We tried brining and preserving them, tried smoking them, pureeing them, tried to make vinaigrettes out of them," Coenen said. "I think what you'll find is that sun-dried tomatoes used in different ways bring out different flavors of the tomato—sweetness, acidity."
Participants who regularly used Twitter as part of their weight-loss plan shed more pounds than those who did not, a study showed. Participants attained an additional 0.5% weight loss for every 10 Twitter posts, researchers reported in Translational Behavioral Medicine.
Fitness experts say yoga and indoor cycling are complementary, and that classes that combine the two offer an intense cardio workout followed by deep relaxation and restoration. Shirley Archer, who writes fitness books, says the yoga postures should focus on muscles that were challenged during cycling.
"Supermarket guru" Phil Lempert created the Retail Dietitians Business Alliance, a business-certification program to teach registered dietitians about the retail industry. The group has more than 400 members, mainly dietitians working in groceries and other retail environments.
School nutrition professionals in a Kansas school district are reporting that fewer students are eating school lunches. To help, the district hosted a tasting event at which students were asked to log their opinions about school meals using electronic clickers. Those opinions will play a part in next year's menus, officials said. Part of the challenge, they say, is creating appetizing meals that also meet new federal meals standards.