Tag Archive | food news

Why do we eat cereal for breakfast?

Have you ever wondered why most Americans eat in the same general pattern every day? Cereal for breakfast, maybe a sandwich for lunch and a big dinner? Smithsonian Magazine recently interviewed Abigail Carroll author of Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal which traces our eating evolution. Most people during colonial times ate their […]

Attack of the Killer Potatoes: Solanine

Potatoes are far and away the most commonly eaten vegetable by Americans. These delicious tubers however, have on occasion been known to kill humans. According to Smithsonian Magazine, potatoes contain a nerve toxin called solanine which in high concentrations can cause vomiting, coma, twitching and even death. If a potato is green or turning green […]