Americans Getting Their Junk Food Fixes From Grocery Stores, Not Convenience Stores, New Study Suggests

Americans are far more likely to purchase junk food at grocery stores than their neighborhood fast food restaurant or convenience store, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are reporting in a new study. The findings challenge the popular “food desert” explanation for unhealthy eating choices, lead author Ruopeng An, assistant professor of kinesiology…

Fermentation Fest: A Celebration of ‘Controlled Rot’

What do tangy sauerkraut, fiery hot sauce, salty smoked meats, and cold beer have in common? They’re examples of fermented foods, and people tasted and drank their way through all of them on Monday night at Lagunitas Brewers in North Lawndale during “Fermentation Fest Chicago.” The event previewed the 6th annual Fermentation Festival: A Live…