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Effect of Food and Beverage Prices on Children’s Weights

Effect of Food and Beverage Prices on Children’s Weights

by Minh Wendt & Jessica E. Todd
Paperback, 29 pages, 2011, $20.00
ISBN: 9781437988772

One factor that may be important in explaining rising childhood obesity is food prices. This report explores the effect of food prices on children’s Body Mass Index (BMI) using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K) and the Quarterly Food-at-Home Price Database.

On average, higher prices for soda, 100 percent juices, starchy vegetables, and sweet snacks are associated with lower BMIs among children. In addition, lower prices for dark green vegetables and lowfat milk are associated with reduced BMI. The effect of subsidizing healthy food may be just as large as raising prices of less healthy foods. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand edition of an important, hard-to-find report.

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August 8, 2011 at 6:00 am Leave a comment

Geographic Differences in the Relative Price of Healthy Foods

Geographic Differences in the Relative Price of Healthy Foods

by Jessica E. Todd, Ephraim Leibtag, Corttney Penber
Paperback, 40 pages, 2011, $20.00
ISBN: 9781437988352

Although healthy foods can be affordable, if less healthy foods are cheaper, individuals may have an economic incentive to consume a less healthful diet. Using the Quarterly Food-at-Home Price Database, the authors explore whether a select set of healthy foods (whole grains, dark green vegetables, orange vegetables, whole fruit, skim and 1% milk, fruit juice, and bottled water) are more expensive than less healthy alternatives.

They find that not all healthy foods are more expensive than less healthy alternatives. They also find considerable geographic variation in the relative price of healthy foods. This price variation may contribute to geographic variation in diet and health outcomes. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand report.

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August 3, 2011 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

New Government Report: How Food Away From Home Affects Children’s Diet Quality

How Food Away From Home Affects Children’s Diet Quality
by Lisa Mancino
Paperback, 33 pages, 2010, $25.00
ISBN: 1437940846

“This study includes estimates of how each child’s consumption of food away from home, food from school, and caloric sweetened beverages affects that child’s diet quality and calorie consumption. Compared with meals and snacks prepared at home, food prepared away from home increases caloric intake of children, especially older children. Each food-away-from-home meal adds 108 more calories to daily total intake among children ages 13-18 than a snack or meal from home. Both food away from home and all food from school also lower the daily diet quality of older children. Among younger children, the effect of food from school on caloric intake and diet quality does not differ significantly from that of food from home.”

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October 12, 2010 at 11:44 am Leave a comment

Weekly Book Special: Goat Cheese: Delectable Recipes for All Occasions by Georgeanne Brennan

Weekly Book Special: August 31st-September 6th

August marks National Goat Cheese Month, a celebration of the versatile ingredient that’s made its onto menus and dinner tables around the world. To commemorate, this week’s book special is:


Goat Cheese:
Delectable Recipes for All Occasions

Written by Georgeanne Brennan and Ethel Brennan
Illustrated by Philippe Weisbecker
Hardcover, 1987, 72 pages, ISBN: 0811812391
List Price: $10.00, OUR PRICE: $1.95
Goat Cheese

Goat cheese is an amazingly versatile ingredient that enhances any course of a meal. Known to the French as “fromage de chevre,” goat cheese has slowly but surely made its way onto American menus and dinner tables.

This is a charming introduction to using goat cheese in your everyday cooking. With a short history of this versatile ingredient and a description of how it’s made, this book features profiles of all the varieties and tips for storing, serving and cooking.

From tempting appetizers such as Grilled Eggplant and Goat Cheese Rolls to satisfying entrees like Gnocchi with Spinach and Goat Cheese to luscious desserts, including Poached Winter Pears with Sweet Goat Cheese. Charmingly illustrated and complete with a guide to the many varieties of goat cheese.

Our favorite recipe is for Chile and Feta Popovers (click to enlarge):
Chile and Feta Popovers

Georgeanne Brennan is the author of numerous cooking and gardening books, and the recipient of the James Beard Foundation Award and the IACP/Julie Child Cookbook Award for her writing. She lives in northern California and Provence, where she has a seasonal cooking school.

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August 31, 2010 at 5:00 am Leave a comment

Award-Winning Indian Cookbook: Emperor’s Table, The Art of Mughal Cuisine by Salma Husain

Weekly Book Special: August 18th-August 24th

India celebrated its Independence Day on August 15th. Learn more about the country’s rich food history with this week’s book special:


Emperor’s Table: The Art of Mughal Cuisine

Written by Salma Husain, Illustrated by Pavan K. Varma
(Hardcover, 2008, 144 pages)
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Emperor's Table

For The Mughals transformed India’s cooking by intermingling Middle Eastern cuisine with Indian spices and ingredients to produce some of the most exquisite Mughlai food.

This book not only traces the history of the Mughal emperors through their fondness for food and contribution to the growth of recipes, but is an engaging read on the role of each ruler’s personal likes and dislikes as well as how this has shaped the course of food habits in India.

Offers a mouth-watering selection of dishes ranging from soups and breads to exotic meat dishes. Showcases the splendor of the Mughal table through full-color miniature paintings. The recipes were selected from the original Persian manuscripts and books. They are easy to follow, but are modified for modern times.

Deepika, our Indian-American intern, says her favorite recipe is for Orange Flavoured Chicken Pulao (click to enlarge: illustration / recipe):
IllustrationRecipe

This book won Gourmand’s 2008 World Cookbook Award for "Best Culinary History."

Writes Time Out Mumbai: "Her study of food from the Mughal era puts recipes second and the people who loved them first." Author Salma Husain, who spent six years on the cookbook, told the magazine, "I didn’t want to do just a collection of recipes. This book shows the journey of Mughal food in India.”

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August 18, 2010 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Weekly Book Special: True Blueberry: Recipes for Soups, Salads, Desserts, and More (ISBN: 9781584794172)

Weekly Book Special: July 20th-July 26th

July is National Blueberry Month, a celebration of blueberries — the delicious native American fruit that’s low in calories and sodium, but rich in fiber. This week’s book special is a blueberry cookbook:


True Blueberry:
Recipes for Soups, Salads, Desserts and More

Written by Linda Dannenberg, Photography by Zeva Oelbaum
Hardcover, 128 pages, List Price: $22.00, OUR PRICE: $5.95
True Blueberry

Blueberries have become a favorite ingredient not just for breakfast and dessert but for dishes at every meal. Blueberries are known to help fight cancer and diabetes, aid in lowering cholesterol, and combat aging.

This book is a celebration of the fruit prized for its distinctive color and delicate, sweet flavor. It highlights the health benefits of blueberries, and presents 80 fresh, innovative and appealing recipes, illustrated with more than a dozen beautiful full-color photographs.

Featured are creations such as Lemon-Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry-Peach Compote; Fennel, Arugula, Orange, and Blueberry Salad; and Blueberry Martinis.

The recipes are gathered from home cooks and renowned chefs, including Debra Ponzek and Alain Ducasse, as well as restaurants such as Moody’s Diner in Maine.

Our favorite recipe is for the delicious summer treat of blueberry ice cream (click to enlarge):
Blueberry Ice Cream

“Dannenberg provides plenty of variety in her cookbook,” writes Publisher’s Weekly in a review. “Offerings in the soup and salad section include Lobster Salad with Blueberry-Beet Sauce and Blueberry–Sour Cream Dressing with Trio of Bitter Greens Salad. Appetizers and main courses include unexpected fare such as King Salmon Tartare with Blueberries and Roast Stuffed Turkey Breast with Red Wine–Blueberry Sauce. Desserts range from traditional pies to Blueberry Potato Cake with Glazed Blueberry Sauce.”

Victoria Wesseler, a food writer and master gardener, writes on the Going Local blog about local food: “In a handy place on my kitchen counter is [this] wonderful cookbook. Recipes include blueberry-beet borscht, blueberry steak sauce, and, my favorite of the moment, blueberry vodka.”

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July 27, 2010 at 12:14 pm Leave a comment

Weekly Book Special: Food for the Vegetarian: Traditional Lebanese Recipes (ISBN: 1566561051)

Weekly Book Special: July 20th-July 26th

This is the last day for Jonathan Fritz, our outstanding marketing associate. For this week’s book special, he chose a wholesome vegetarian cookbook. He says: “As a vegetarian who loves to cook, I can tell you these recipes are easy-to-make and delicious.”


Food for the Vegetarian:
Traditional Lebanese Recipes

By Aida Karaoglan (Paperback, 167 pages, ISBN: 1566561051)
List Price: $16.00, Lowest Amazon.com Price: $11.00, OUR PRICE: $5.95
Food for the Vegetarian

Lebanon’s cuisine draws from a culinary history truly unlike any other in the world. This healthy and wholesome diet is a reflection of Lebanon’s unique interaction with Babylonians, Phoenicians, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Persians, Byzantines, Turks, and more recently, Europeans.

This tantalizing collection of more than 200 vegetarian recipes — passed down from mother to daughter, generation after generation — has been carefully collected from the rural villages of Lebanon, patiently tested and adapted to Western kitchens.

Accompanied by more than 30 full-color photographs, these tempting and delicious dishes are straightforward and easy to prepare. Also includes detailed descriptions of Lebanese cooking’s food groups and ingredients.

Jonathan’s favorite recipe is for burghul, a wholesome and delicious wheat base (click to enlarge):
Burghul

“Aida Karaoglan has put together a fabulous collection of delectable vegetarian dishes,” writes noted cookbook author Paula Wolfert. “You can almost smell the fragrant spices while leafing through the pages. I will cherish this book.”

Sam and Sam Clark, owners of the award-winning Moorish restaurant “Moro” in London, have ranked this book among their Top 10 Cookbooks. “Vegetable cooking of the Islamic regions of Mediterranean is some of the most enlightened in the world – and this book helped open our eyes.”

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July 20, 2010 at 3:12 am Leave a comment

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