food

New York: Researchers have developed a novel app which can act as a nutritionist at the shopper’s side in the grocery store. Aptly named “FoodSwitch”, the app can help users scan a packaged food’s barcode, quickly see its nutritional rating and identify similar foods that are healthier. “FoodSwitch is unique in that users don’t have to …

New York: If you are in the habit of having lunch from your workplace cafeteria, think twice. It tend to contain high amount of sodium and refined grains, calories and very little whole grains and fruit, leading to unhealthy eating putting you at risk of various disease including cancer, researchers warn. The study over 5,000 employees …

New Delhi: The North East Festival, which aims to promote northeast India, is back in the nat capital with stalls offering northeastern cuisine, handloom products and performances by Assamese singers like Papon and Zubeen Garg. The three-day festival will see performances by artistes like rapper Borkung Hrangkhawl, heavy metal bands Pulse Pandits, Girish  and Chronicles …

San Francisco: Ordering food online is cumbersome as you have to switch between several apps to get your favourite meal. But not anymore. Facebook has made it easy. Internet users can now get their snack through the app itself. Facebook has been testing this feature since last year and after responding to feedback and adding …

Bengaluru: Globally renowned English-Australian chef, television show host and restaurateur Gary Mehigan said that he believes that regionality is what sets Indian food apart” from the cuisines across the world. In an email interview from Melbourne, Mehigan said Indian food is gaining deserved attention globally. “We’re close to seeing India explore its intellectual property, namely food, …

Hyderabad: Biryani may be Hyderabad’s signature dish, but even the world-famous delicacy takes a back seat during the holy month of Ramadan in favour of Haleem, a porridge-like dish made of wheat, lentils and meat. Such is the preference for haleem during Ramadan that no other dish even comes close in terms of popularity, taste and …

Tokyo:  Having a meal in front of a mirror or even with a picture of yourself eating may be as good as taking food with a company and can make food more appealing as well as tastier, especially for the elderly. When people eat food in a company, they tend to eat more of it …

London: Love mushrooms? Boiling or deep frying may destroy its nutritional profile while microwaving or grilling them would help preserve its antioxidant capacity and other health properties