Amy Scattergood

Dutch cornfield after a police drug bust; Credit: Photo credit: Daily News

Mercury Rising: Yet Another Reason to Avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup

Even if you're not a Stephen King fan, you've got to admit that cornfields are creepy. Crop circles. Kevin Costner wandering between the rows with a baseball bat. But unless you fled an Iowa childhood, it's not the corn itself that's the problem, but what it's processed into. High fructose corn syrup has been charged with contributing to childhood obesity, diabetes, kidney and heart disease, and vilified by food guru Michael Pollan as environmentally disastrous and for being, well, not food. Now studies show that HFCS could be tainted with mercury.

Nestle's cookie baking instructions; Credit: Nestle USA

Nestle Recalling Cookie Dough: Make Your Own Damn Cookies

Nestle is issuing a voluntary recall of raw Toll House chocolate chip cookie dough, after the FDA and the CDC began investigating E. coli illnesses possibly relating to the product. A number of consumers reportedly became sick after consuming raw Toll House cookie dough. The list of products covered in......
Nancy Silverton  Credit: Anne Fishbein

Cookbook watch: the Mozza Cookbook!

Can't get a table at the Osteria or the Pizzeria? Soon you can make lardo pizza at home. Nancy Silverton and Mozza executive chef Matt Molina are currently working on the Mozza cookbook. "It's going to be real restaurant recipes, not dumbed down recipes," said Silverton by phone yesterday. "No......