Diet and Nutrition

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‘Junk Food’ Improvement

Portland native and healthful-cookie entrepreneur Laura Trice has based her career on building a better sweet tooth.
Don’t give up the sweets
By SARA DONNELLY  |  May 14, 2010

Plaques and Entanglements

I’m 25 years old and working overseas for a small human rights agency ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  April 02, 2010

Dogged by Rovers, virginity-thieving girlfriends

Let me start off by admitting that I have a pretty jaded view of men ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  November 27, 2009

A kiddie-diddling riddle

I have been dating a wonderful man for the last three months ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  November 20, 2009

North 26

I never call chefs before writing a review, but if I did speak with Brian Flagg of North 26, I'd ask him if Jasper White has ever paid a visit.
A Jasper White protégé branches out with great success
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  October 02, 2009

Go Gourmet

College can be a harrowing experience for budding foodies, picky eaters, and dieters. While the dining hall's gleaming buffets of kids'-menu fare send some students into a feeding frenzy, others flinch.
Eat well this semester without leaving your dorm
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  September 04, 2009

mac list

No stove necessary

Eat well this semester without leaving your dorm
Eat well this semester without leaving your dorm
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  August 28, 2009

Factory food

Since Squanto taught the Pilgrims to plant maize, no food has been more emblematic of the evolution of American eating habits than corn. That's been true from the sepia-tinged golden age of the Midwestern breadbasket to the present day, where those yello
Why the cheap, mass-produced food we eat is killing our environment, our economy — and us
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 26, 2009

Letters to the Portland editor: June 19, 2009

In a recent issue, Brian Duff reviewed GRO Grassroots Organic Café, in Portland (see  "In the Raw,"  May 22). I've never read anything on the topic of food and nutrition more arrogant or opinionated.
Warning: Salad may kill you
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 19, 2009

Jack and the Bean Bowl

A tasty vegetarian/vegan cart sneaks past the Back Bay's guardians of dullness
A tasty vegetarian/vegan cart sneaks past the Back Bay’s guardians of dullness
By MC SLIM JB  |  June 12, 2009

Last biscuit in the oven

On that next trip to Whole Foods or the farmers' market, your favorite small-batch cookies, jams, and jellies might be hard to find.
Nuestra's culinary misadventure
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 20, 2009


A good kind of corny

To have been stuck with corn was the great curse of this continent.
Loco Pollo gets tamales right
By BRIAN DUFF  |  January 28, 2009

Freegans raid Whole Foods

A group of freegans took what they say are hundreds of eggs, hundreds of pounds of butter and cheese, soy milk and other soy products, and packaged frozen foods from Dumpsters outside the Marginal Way Whole Foods store in the aftermath of last week's i
By JEFF INGLIS  |  December 17, 2008

Review: My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poems of Jack Spicer

Spicer believed that words are magic, that they have the power to "do" good and harm to people.
Strong spirits
By WILLIAM CORBETT  |  December 09, 2008

Mangia Pizza

Mangia channels a little bit of Naples with a thin crust and simple sauce of San Marzano tomatoes, but it doesn’t hew to the canon the way Gran Gusto does.  
Hanging tough with a featherweight crust
By MC SLIM JB  |  October 09, 2008

Escape clause

A visit to Steve and Renee’s diner for the Saturday night all-you-can-eat turkey dinner (for $8.50!) is enough to convince you that things will be all right while we wait this one out.  
Don’t bail out — dine out at Steve & Renee’s!
By BRIAN DUFF  |  October 02, 2008


Why? so serious?

The lines between avant-garde hip-hop, pop, and indie rock continue to blur with defiance on Alopecia, the third album by the Anticon trio Why?.
Social norms and musical tropes are shunned on the excellent Alopecia
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  September 10, 2008

Twelve patties, no cake

Can one revive something that is, unlike barbecue, universally American, and steeped in personal nostalgia?
A burger safari
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  August 13, 2008

Beijing Star

As the Beijing Olympics approach, it’s a good time to note that China’s vast culinary landscape stretches well beyond the Cantonese cuisine most familiar to Americans.
The best of the Northeast (China, that is)
By MC SLIM JB  |  July 09, 2008

Tashi Delek

The total Tashi Delek experience is larger than the food or the room, or even the caring service from the lone mid-week waitress.
Fine Tibetan cuisine — freed from Chinese influences
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  July 09, 2008

Origami appetizers

Welcome to a tasty morsel of Somalian life.
Otherwise known as Somalian samboosas
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  June 04, 2008

The wonders of olive oil

Many of us may think about increasing our intake of olive oil just by pouring a bit more on our salads.
The Italians, French, and Greeks are on to something
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  April 02, 2008

Soy what?

Sausage! Bacon! How can I resist these savory treats?
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 23, 2008

Rice Valley

Rice Valley is shiny and large.
Old school meets new — with mixed results
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  January 09, 2008

Eating, my words

In 2008, I’m going to eat less meat.
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 26, 2007

Every conceivable food

You are what you eat. So, as it turns out, is the theoretical baby that you may or may not conceive in the near future.
Women's health
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  December 19, 2007

October 19, 2007

By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  October 17, 2007

Blue Wave Pizza Café

I hadn’t realized it before, but pizza can be exciting.
What, no pineapples and macadamia nuts?
By BY BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 12, 2007

Keep yourself alive

I’ll admit that my college years weren’t my healthiest.
How to avoid the Freshman 15, cure a hangover, get some sleep — and still have fun
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 29, 2007

It affects urbanites, too

Ninety-eight cents a meal ain’t much.

By DEIRFRE FULTON  |  August 15, 2007