'Marion Nestle' on Serious Eats

Does Burnt Toast Cause Cancer? Maybe

[Flickr: The Treacys] Over on The Atlantic Food Channel, food policy writer Marion Nestle discusses the dangers of charred toast. Canada recently added acrylamide, the carcinogen that forms on burnt toast, to its list of toxic substances and the European Union is calling it a hazardous chemical "of high concern." But then you have Dutch reports saying there are no real links between acrylamide and cancer. So maybe burnt toast isn't as bad as swallowing a cigarette but just to be safe, you should probably aim for golden to golden-brown on the toast color spectrum. Related Egg in Toast: What Do You Call It? What bread makes the best toast? [Talk] Serious Eats Gift Guide: Toast-Related Accessories... More

'The Atlantic' Food Site Launches Today

The always thoughtful Corby Kummer enters the realm of food blogs with today's launch of The Atlantic's Food Channel (the always high-minded Atlantic calls all of their blogs channels for some reason). Note to Corby and all the other folks at the Atlantic: blog is not a four-letter word. Welcome, Corby, and thanks for the shout-out on your welcome post. The list of contributors, which includes Zingerman's Ari Weinsweig, Alinea chef Grant Achatz, and nutrition and food politics guru Marion Nestle, is impressive, and we look forward to conversing with each one of them in due time.... More

Marion Nestle Weighs in on HFCS

Food politics expert Marion Nestle gives her take on HFCS and the new Corn Refiners Association ads in today's San Francisco Chronicle. She's not a dietician but believes moderation isn't the answer here. "The most sensible approach to HFCS and to sugars in general is not moderation. It is, eat less." Previously: Pro-HFCS Ads: Do They Bother You?... More

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