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FDA Warns Whole Foods About Filthy Kitchen

Multiple violations found at Mass. facility

(Newser) - The Food and Drug Administration has sent Whole Foods Market a letter over "serious violations" at a Massachusetts kitchen, warning the grocer that food prepared there "may have been contaminated with filth," the AP reports. The FDA's Public Health Service describes multiple inspections conducted during February... More »

John Kasich: Women 'Left Their Kitchens' to Support Me

He told Va. rally crowd how he won election decades ago

(Newser) - Fresh off of defunding Planned Parenthood in Ohio, Gov. John Kasich raised eyebrows again Monday in Fairfax, Va., Mediaite reports. Speaking at a campaign rally at George Mason University, the presidential candidate took on the subject of how he first got elected during his early days in politics, cluing the... More »

Rocket Scientist Rethinks the Saucepan

Flare Pan cooks faster and saves energy, says Oxford tinkerer

(Newser) - It doesn't have any buttons or a touchscreen, but a new saucepan could represent serious progress in cooking technology. The Flare Pan, which doesn't look much different from a normal pan, cooks food 44% faster, saving energy in the process, the Daily Dot reports. It was invented by... More »

Ding! The Microwave Is Done

Quartz looks at the fall of microwave sales

(Newser) - Microwave sales have tumbled, or remained static, for more than a decade since the peak sale days of 2004, reports Quartz , which, after diving into a bit of microwave history, comes to the conclusion that "America is tired of the microwave." Sure, the dip in sales could have... More »

My Kitchen Failed a Restaurant Inspection

A warm fridge, and a cat, are partly to blame

(Newser) - NYC begin requiring restaurants to post their health inspection grades in their windows in July, and that got Henry Alford wondering how sanitary his own kitchen is. So he decided to find out. At noon one day last week he called the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and scheduled... More »

Five-Second Rule? Better Think Twice

Kitchen floors are germ-infested zones

(Newser) - The 5-second rule may or may not protect your stomach from nasty germs (here's a no , here's a yes ), but it probably depends more on location than duration, writes Julie Deardorff, who rounds up recent studies and talks to scientists for her Health Club column in the Chicago Tribune... More »

Help! There's a New Bitch in My Kitchen

Male food snobs are elbowing women out at the stove

(Newser) - Over the past 40 years, the amount of time men spend in the kitchen has tripled—and they have turned the once-womanly art of home cooking into a competitive playing field. On TV, “it’s hard to keep up with the itinerant rage-aholics cycling through the Food Network,”... More »

Now In Child's Old Kitchen, No Meat—or Butter!

Vegetarian occupants hope chef 'is not rolling over in her grave'

(Newser) - The sacrilege! Not only has the kitchen in Julia Child’s former Cambridge home—familiar to millions of devotees of her show—been renovated to within an inch of its life, the Boston Globe reports, its new owners have hung a picture of a cow with the caption: “Nobody... More »

Next Clunkers You Can Cash In On? Appliances

(Newser) - If you missed out on cashing in on that clunker in your driveway, your next chance may be no farther than the kitchen, USA Today reports. Stimulus funds that will give consumers rebates as high as $200 for replacing old, inefficient appliances with newer models are due to start flowing... More »

Top Kitchen Gadget ... the Cell Phone?

It won't make coffee or dice, but can download recipes, call Mom

(Newser) - Forget about trying to buy newlyweds the ultimate kitchen appliance: They almost certainly already have two. For both everyday cooks and professional chefs, the cell phone has become the go-to gadget, the New York Times reports. What other tool could combine the functions of timer, measurement converter, recipe generator, shopping-list... More »

Nation Cooking on Radioactive Countertops

That fancy granite may contain more uranium than is good for you

(Newser) - Granite countertops have become exceedingly popular, but few realize the dapper slabs can be radioactive, the New York Times reports. Granite often contains uranium, and reports have been flowing in of “hot” counters giving off higher-than-recommended levels of radon gas. “It’s not that all granite is dangerous,... More »

Porsche Gets Kitchen Cooking

Famous car designer rethinks fridge, more, with focus on man appeal

(Newser) - For wealthy people with nothing better to do than match their expensive cars with their ostentatious kitchens, Porsche has just the thing, the Wall Street Journal's Robert Frank writes. The automaker is one of many luxury businesses trying their hands in completely different industries. Its "man kitchen" sports a... More »

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