This Test Can Tell Whether You’ve Outgrown a Food Allergy — Food News

Diagnosing food allergies is a complicated matter. On top of pinpointing the source of an allergy, there's the added murkiness of the fact that people can outgrow them. So how do you figure out if you're still allergic to something without jeopardizing your health? A new study published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology spotlights something called food challenge, which serves as a pretty good test, reports NPR's The Salt.


The Truth About Sulfites in Wine & the Myths of Red Wine Headaches — Master Your Wine

"Contains Sulfites." These are words you see on almost every bottle of wine. Just two little words — yet so frequently misunderstood!

What are sulfites? Are they really bad? Do they cause wine headaches or other related ills?


Recipe: Red Fruit Salad with Lemon-Vanilla Bean Syrup — Jewels of June

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I suppose one could make the case that dressing a fruit salad is a bit like gilding the lily, especially when the fruit is at the height of season. To that argument I say, a little extra bling never hurt anybody!

In this fruit salad from Yossy Arefi, the bling comes in the form of sweet-tart lemon-vanilla bean syrup.


Food Allergies Are Less Common than You Think, Study Finds — Wellness News

Food allergies can be tough to live with: People who suffer from them have to monitor their dietary intake and be ready to take action when something slips through. But a new study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, by investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), has found that food allergies aren't as common as you might think.


How To Grill the Best Corn on the Cob — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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It's summer, which means that not only is your grill hot, but corn is finally juicy and sweet. The two need to meet. While I'd like to tell you it's as simple as throwing the cobs on the hot grill and letting the two mingle, there is some work that must be done to get the corn and its husk ready for the grill.


How My Kids’ Allergies Reshaped My Identity as a Mother and Cook — Mother’s Day Menu

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I recently went to a dinner party at the home of a friend who happens to be a wonderful cook. I was in the kitchen sipping a glass of wine when I glanced at the refrigerator and noticed a list with all of the guests' names on them. Over half of them — including mine — had food restrictions, allergies, or sensitivities listed after their name.

Have you had this experience? A vegetarian friend coming to dinner? Your daughter has gone vegan? Your son has a nut allergy? Your best friend is gluten-free and your own tummy may do better without dairy?

This is the age we are living in, where people are more and more vested in what they are putting into their bodies — whether it is for better health or ethical reasons. Now more than ever you are what you eat, which means who you are can change, too.


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