Montmorency tart cherries may provide benefits for adults with metabolic syndrome

LANSING, Mich. May 7, 2019 — Montmorency tart cherries reduced systolic blood pressure, insulin levels and insulin concentrations in adults with metabolic syndrome participating in a small pilot study published in the Journal of Functional Foods. [1] While previous studies on Montmorency tart cherries have explored individual aspects of metabolic syndrome — such as blood…

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Does insulin resistance cause fibromyalgia?

GALVESTON, Texas — Researchers led by a team from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston were able to dramatically reduce the pain of fibromyalgia patients with medication that targeted insulin resistance. This discovery could dramatically alter the way that chronic pain can be identified and managed. Dr. Miguel Pappolla, UTMB professor of neurology,…

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Front Burner: A New Bakery With Global Delights

Michaeli Bakery, which opens Thursday at the edge of the Lower East Side, has a multinational array of baked goods, with a nod to some Jewish classics like babka, rugelach and challah. There are Eastern European items like strudel and the Russian honey cake medovik; Israeli-style cheesecake and bourekas; and American brownies and pecan pie.…

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Front Burner: Fresh Spanish Pork From Georgia

White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, Ga., has raised heirloom black-hoof Ibérico pigs from Iberian Pastures for about five years. The breed, imported from Spain, has thrived on a diet of peanuts, pecans and sunflower seeds. While the pork — rich and succulent Ibérico for enjoying fresh or cured — has been sold to restaurants, it’s…

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Front Burner: At 12, She’s Written Her First Cookbook

From the mouths of preteens? This cookbook for the younger set was written by a 12-year-old, who certainly knows her way around the kitchen and is armed with intelligent vocabulary (a grilled cheese is “quintessential”). The bright photos are the work of her older sister, 17. The recipes, all basic, are not meant to be…

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Front Burner: A Knife Made for You

Tomer Botner, an industrial designer, started making Florentine kitchen knives in his apartment in Tel Aviv, in the Florentin neighborhood. He kept the name of the company after relocating to Barcelona with his wife, Noam Blumenthal, and his stunning knives are now available online. Each knife he sells is custom-made from a choice of blades…

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Front Burner: The Forager Steeps a Tea

The bold capital letters on the tea label say “weed,” but it’s not the smokable kind. Tama Matsuoka Wong — the forager par excellence, who works with Restaurant Daniel and has written a book about foraging — has introduced bottled sumac tea, her first product in the I Am a Weed line from Tama’s Wild…

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Front Burner: The Staff Sings at the Four Seasons

The plush blue lounge upstairs at the Four Seasons restaurant has started holding cabaret performances on occasional Friday evenings. What is uncommon about the programs is that many of the performers are current or former kitchen and dining room employees of the restaurant. In April, Rafa Campos Salles, a former reservationist, performed Poulenc and a…

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Beard Awards Go to Kwame Onwuachi and Ashley Christensen

Kwame Onwuachi of Kith and Kin, a hotel restaurant in Washington, D.C., was named Rising Star Chef on Monday at the James Beard Foundation’s annual awards ceremony in Chicago. Mr. Onwuachi’s recent memoir, “Notes From a Young Black Chef,” details his childhood in the Bronx and Nigeria, as well as the closing of his highly…

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