Obama Foodarama Profile & Breaking News--People Like Fruit Even in the Bronx!
A new fruit cart located in what is known as a Bronx "food desert" has already become quite popular. The cart is part of a citywide effort to encourage fruit stand vendors to open up shop in low-income neighborhoods where fast-food chains reign.
Obama Foodorama, the blog by Eddie Gehman Kohan that chronicles what the Obamas eat and other food issues surrounding the president, gets profiled. Kohan, a food writer and agriculture policy consultant, tracks down such juicy tidbits as Michelle eating sirloin in London or Sasha and Malia chowing fish and chips.
A new study suggests that certain people overeat because they continue to salivate longer in response to food. Saliva production tends to decline once you've gotten used to the taste of a certain food and had enough of it. The process, called habituation, occurs to a lesser degree in people who are obese.
A new report on ice cream, alcohol, and coffee trends is out. Apparently, gender plays a role in ice cream flavor preference; Americans are torn between Starbucks and indie cafes; and beer is the alcoholic beverage of choice at restaurants, bars, and at home.
Famous foodies like Chef Rocco DiSpirito and Queer Eye guy Ted Allen admit to eating fast food sometimes when they travel, including such treats as pretzel-covered hot dogs and Cinnabons.
[NY Daily News]