The Importance of Extending School Lunch Periods


Mary Jane is satisfied with everything about eighth grade except the lunch periods. In a nutshell, they’re too short. At 22 minutes in length, they don’t give her enough time to do everything she needs to do, and this includes unwind from a morning of academics, eat, socialize, learn the value of not wasting food, and prepare for an afternoon of more ...

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L'immaginario: 40 Years of Food Photography


‘You must always have respect for food: when you eat it, when you talk about it and also when you photograph it’. With this philosophy in mind, in 1977 the Italian photographer and gastronome Riccardo Marcialis founded L’Immaginario, the first Italian photographic agency that specialises in food and drink. In Milan you will find 600 square metres of photographic studios, ...

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2017 Food Trend Predictions: How Did We Do?


As the year comes to an end we decided to take a look back at the FDL food trend predications we made at the end of 2016, a list of topics, techniques and tastes that we expected to take centre stage throughout the last year. We put our hat in the ring on seven food trend predictions and some were ...

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Christmas Gifts for Foodies


Christmas is around the corner. Have you finalised your shopping list yet? Whether you like to plan ahead or hit the shops hard on Christmas eve, it’s always useful to have an idea before setting out. We’ve put together a helpful Christmas gift guide for friends and family who love to cook, discover new restaurants and of course, eat. If ...

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Your Autistic Teen and Family Holiday Gatherings


Little kids with autism grow to be teens with autism. As is true with all adolescents, pressures both inside their bodies and in the social world can make them sometimes be irritable and reactive. Parents who live with them adapt and adopt new strategies for supporting their children over time. Relatives who see the kids intermittently often aren’t prepared for ...

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Henri Alén's 'Fun Dining'


Having made over 200 appearances on TV shows such as Masterchef and American Food Battle, it’s amazing that Finnish chef Henri Alen can find the time to own one restaurant, let alone four. His Muru restaurant, an award-winning bistro in Helsinki, is the pick of the bunch with its mission to put the fun back into fine dining, but these ...

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Gastromasa 2017: A World of Ingredients


‘Product’ was the theme of the third annual Gastromosa food congress sponsored by S.Pellegrino, held this December in Istanbul, with some of the world’s best chefs taking to the stage to share their love for their favourite ingredients and in many cases to cook them in front of a delighted audience. Joan Roca charmed the home crowd with tales of ...

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Affordable Luxury: Where to Eat in Rome


Dining two steps away from the Colosseum or raising your glass for a toast as you look out over the entire eternal city from the table of a three-starred restaurant? Not as unattainable as you might think if you follow our affordable luxury tips for eating out in Rome. Here are some recommendations to enjoy the best restaurants in Rome, ...

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Psychology Around the Net: December 2, 2017


Happy Saturday, Psych Central Readers! This week’s Psychology Around the Net covers the successes (more specifically, lack thereof) of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, how mental illness might be passed down from generation, the #speakthesecret campaign for postpartum women, and more. Enjoy! Health Insurers Are Still Skimping On Mental Health Coverage: Although it’s been almost a decade ...

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6 Expert Tactics for Talking with Kids in Multiple Situations


Parents talk to their kids a lot. In a single day, they can issue a multitude of instructions, orders and requests as they converse with their children. Rarely do they stop to wonder if their kids understand what they are saying. What most parents fail to realize is that their kids are constantly looking to them for cues on how ...

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