Eating

  • Ready-to-eat meals of reputed brands in trains July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Railway Budget 2014-15 proposed to introduce ready-to-eat meals of reputed brands on-board trains to improve food quality and cancel vendors' contract if services were not up to the mark. Presenting the Railway Budget for 2014-15, Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda also proposed to introduce...
  • 'If I am FM: I would improve women security' July 7, 2014

    If I were FM, I would increase the security measures prevalent for women in the country. I would reduce the price of food served in eating places so that people can socialise more. ...
  • 30,000 spectators, TV audience of about one million: Hot dog eaters ready for famed New York contest July 4, 2014

    A seven-time hot dog-eating champion and the women's hot dog-eating champ will compete for their crowns again at the annual contest on Coney Island. Thirteen women and 17 men will compete Friday before a crowd of about 30,000 spectators and a TV audience of about one million. Joey Chestnut, who is 205...
  • A new app to help parents deal with kids' picky eating habits June 18, 2014

    London: Researchers have developed a new app that helps parents understand why children are 'fussy' eaters and gives suggestions on how to improve mealtimes. Child feeding experts from Loughborough University in UK developed the app to help parents who report having a child who is a fussy eater. The app - the...
  • Watch: Man loses a bet and now actually has to eat his own hat, thankfully washed down with a drink and ketchup March 28, 2014

    The Internet is a weird place and getting weirder each day. This poor guy lost a bet and now actually has to eat his own hat. He cuts tiny bits of it, washes it down with beverage and ketchup. ...
  • Israeli restaurant: Turn off phone, get 50 per cent discount November 21, 2013

    Abu Ghosh: A restaurant owner in an Arab village outside of Jerusalem says he is on a mission to save culinary culture by making diners a simple offer: Turn off your cellphone and get a 50 per cent discount. Jawdat Ibrahim says smartphones have destroyed the modern dining experience. He hopes...
  • The Signature of All Things is an unlikely book October 21, 2013

    This is such an unlikely book, and the heroine is such an unlikely heroine, that I'm not sure what to make of it. We all know Elizabeth Gilbert thanks in no small part to the Julia Roberts movie Eat, Pray, Love, and the eponymous book it was based on. We...
  • Watch: Buiding that can 'eats' smog in Mexico city July 23, 2013

    A building in Mexico City is doing its bit to save the environment. The hospital tower has a very unique feature, it 'eats' smog. The facade is coated in a special material which when is hit by sunlight's ultraviolet rays begins to break down pollutants into less harmful substances. The...
  • Army's food research lab sends ready-to-eat food to Uttarakhand July 2, 2013

    Mysore: Even as despair sets in with relief camps and villages in Uttarakhand fast running out of rations, once again, it's another wing of the armed forces offering a ray of hope in faraway Mysore. The Defence Food Research Lab is sending ready-to-eat food packets to the state. Its high-tech...
  • Why are women so paranoid about their weight? January 29, 2013

    "So that, guys can figure out, loud n' clear, the difference between boobs and butt!" goes one facile explanation. Other smart one-liners include "less weight, lesser the wait for that dream flight towards the dream man", "sharper the edge of the knife, sharper the chances to kill!" and "B'coz thin...
  • Julia Roberts signs up for new role in TV drama January 7, 2013

    Los Angeles: Hollywood superstar Julia Roberts is heading to the small screen for Ryan Murphy's TV adaptation of award-winning stage play 'The Normal Heart'. The 'Pretty Woman' star will play wheelchair-bound physician Dr Emma Brookner, who treats HIV-positive patients during the Aids epidemic in the early 1980s, reported Ace Showbiz. The play...
  • Noisy eating, messy colleagues top office irritants November 23, 2012

    London: Noisy eating by colleagues tops the list of office irritants, according to a new UK survey. Researchers found that as many as 74 per cent people find they are too busy to leave the office for the traditional hour lunch break. It seems to be having a huge negative...
  • UK: 2 men banned at all-you-can-eat joint for eating too much October 3, 2012

    London: Two men with big appetites have been banned from an all-you-can-eat restaurant in the UK as the manager of the eatery feared that they might drive him out of business. George Dalmon, a former rugby player, and his friend Andy Miles were banned from all-you-can-eat restaurant, Gobi, in Brighton,...
  • US woman fighting flesh-eating disease improves June 26, 2012

    Atlanta: A Georgia graduate student who has undergone multiple amputations as she fights a rare flesh-eating bacterial infection has been upgraded from serious to good condition, a hospital spokeswoman said on Monday. Aimee Copeland, 24, was hospitalized after cutting the calf of her leg in a May 1 fall from a...
  • 'Flying table' lifts gourmet dining to new heights June 8, 2012

    Brussels: If someone drops a fork at Dinner in the Sky, a seven-tonne platform may have to be lowered 50 metres to pick up a new one, so diners tend to keep a good grip on the cutlery. Joining a growing trend for extreme dining - from supper in the dark...
  • After gory incidents, online 'zombie' talk grows June 4, 2012

    Tampa: First came Miami: the case of a naked man eating most of another man's face. Then Maryland, a college student telling police he killed a man, then ate his heart and part of his brain. It was different in New Jersey, where a man stabbed himself 50 times and threw...
  • Learn to cook Japanese roll 'Furikake' May 25, 2012

    CNN-IBN's Megha Mamgain presents some tasty and healthy eating tips. ...
  • Blood drive set for flesh-eating bacteria survivor May 15, 2012

    Carrollton, Ga: A blood drive is being held at University of West Georgia for a student fighting a flesh-eating bacteria that threatens her life. Aimee Copeland's left leg has been amputated, and her parents say she will likely lose her fingers as well after the infection spread rapidly through her body. The...
  • Eating veggies, fruits helps protect the heart October 15, 2011

    A new study finds eating the right food can override a natural risk someone may carry for heart attack. ...
  • Ladies, please note eating speed linked to weight August 31, 2011

    Washington: Ladies, please note -- your eating speed is linked to your body weight, say researchers. A new study by the University of Otago has found that middle-aged women who eat slowly are much less likely to be overweight or obese than those who eat at a faster pace, the...
  • Can chewing more help you eat less? August 3, 2011

    New York: People who chew their food more take in fewer calories, mainly because more chewing is related to the levels of hormones that regulate appetite, according to a Chinese study. Chewing food 40 times instead of a typical 15 times caused the study participants to eat nearly 12 percent...
  • 3.23 p.m. - the time when dieting fails March 22, 2011

    London: A myth that a midnight snack spelt doom for people on a diet has finally been broken. Experts say temptation for food is maximum during mid-afternoon - at around 3.23 p.m. Researchers for the Atkins Diet in Britain surveyed 1,250 people on diet to know why their plan failed. They found...
  • Myth busting: Eat to lose that extra flab January 6, 2011

    New Delhi: Please eat or you are not going to lose weight, says Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor, the size zero protagonist, standing a popular notion on its head. "As an actress, who works 18-20 hours a day under gruelling circumstances, shooting all nights; playing and feeling a range of emotions, (sometimes,...
  • Himalayan town makes merry cut off by snow January 3, 2011

    Keylong, Himachal Pradesh: What would you do if you were stuck in a snow- covered place and cut off from the rest of the world for five months? Lament? But this landlocked Himachal Pradesh town makes the most of it by holding celebrations, gambling, knitting, drinking and making merry! Heavy...
  • Britain promotes healthy eating January 3, 2011

    London: The British government unveiled a 250 million pound ($390 million) industry-financed plan to promote good eating on Sunday under which millions of people will receive vouchers offering discounts on healthy foods. The coalition government is promoting the scheme as part of its Change4Life programme, aimed at combating Britain's high obesity...
  • Diet books focus on healthy eating December 29, 2010

    New York: If living without pasta and bread, or giving up cheese and bacon make losing weight difficult, the latest diet books may provide some incentive to drop that added holiday weight. Instead of deprivation, restricting food groups or counting calories, new weight loss plans offer different approaches to slimming...
  • Snacking at your keyboard makes you eat more December 17, 2010

    London: Many of us absentmindedly reach for snacks with one hand while tapping away on the keyboard with the other. Now scientists say that eating at your desk makes you far more likely to snack later in the day. Researchers from the University of Bristol were studying the ways in which...
  • Destination India could be next for Michelin guides December 13, 2010

    Hong Kong: When a French tyre company last week announced a $ 1-billion factory in Chennai it evoked a lot of interest among food enthusiasts and writers in India. What's the link between a French tyre company and food, one may ask! The answer is in the company's name --...
  • New rust-eating bacteria munching away Titanic December 7, 2010

    Toronto: A newly discovered rust-eating bacteria is munching away the wreckage of the Titanic and the remains of the ship may soon be lost, a team of scientists that included an Indian has warned. Researchers at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada, have been examining the bacteria eating...