Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier - Food-and-drink

Why our brains need fatty foods

A study has found that our brain is to blame for our love of french fries and other fatty/carbohydrate loaded meals. Read more

Pop Star Anne-Marie Eats Avocado and Chocolate Spread on Toast, Twitter Actually Loves It

Pop star Anne-Marie, who sings such notable hits as“ Rockabye” featuring Sean Paul and“ Friends,” appears to have tapped into a niche culinary space on Twitter. The British singer has somehow summoned leagues of fans who enjoy the combination of chocolate spread with avocado after a single tweet telling... Read more

Disney, Sugarfina Team Up for Mickey Mouse Birthday Candies

Mickey Mouse is turning 90 this year, and he’ s getting a sugar-filled surprise for his big birthday. Sugarfina, a Beverly Hills-based candy boutique, has teamed up with Disney to create the most adorable line of chocolate bars and candies to celebrate the pop culture icon. 12 Totally Magical Ways to... Read more

This Starbucks Drink Is Keto-Friendly, and Apparently It’s the Bomb

The Starbucks secret menu has a new edition, and it’ s diet-friendly. Fans following the keto regimen can order the chain’ s Peach Citrus White Tea Infusion without liquid cane sugar. The white tea blend doesn’ t have carbs or sugar, so just ask your barista for sugar-free vanilla syrup in place of the cane... Read more


Birthday: Anne Archer


Actress Anne Archer is 71.  Read more


Cedar Valley residents find comfort, mobility, and savings with an American Standard Walk-In Tub

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Reverse mortgages: Too good to be true?

Important information residents of Cedar Valley need to know before they decide.

Cooperative Extension adapts to a less agricultural America

In its century of existence, the Cooperative Extension System has been a valuable resource distributing university-driven, science-based information — mostly about farming and gardening — to the public. But in today's less agricultural America, the Extension network is adapting, expanding its rural focus into cities and suburbs too. Read more

Farmers protest California water plan aimed to save salmon

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of California farmers rallied at the Capitol on Monday to protest state water officials' proposal to increase water flows in a major California river, a move state and federal politicians called an overreach of power that would mean less water for farms in the Central Valley. Read more

Anthony Bourdain's Legendary Life Is Coming to a Theater Near You

CNN isn’ t letting the world forget beloved author and TV host Anthony Bourdain. In addition to a final season of his food and travel series,“ Parts Unknown,” the network is planning a full feature film about Bourdain. “CNN Films is in pre-production‎ on a documentary about the life and work of Anthony Bourdain,... Read more

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13 interesting food offerings at baseball stadiums

Baseball stadiums are offering more than just hot dogs and peanuts. Read more

Who makes the best frozen fries? Putting nine brands to the test

The priciest fries weren't the tastiest. Read more

10 cooking hacks that will make you the campfire hero

Cooking well while camping has become a puzzle I love to solve. It involves making a careful plan and sticking to it, working around three … Read more

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Brooklyn's Oat Milk Shortage Is Rocking the Hipster Community

Brooklyn cafés and grocery stores are in crisis mode. Oat milk, the new king of the mylks— milk not made from animal byproducts— has seemed to run out overnight. The sweet, frothy dairy milk substitute has been ragingly popular in major cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Chicago over the past couple of... Read more

Danes to fence German border to stop boars with swine fever

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark is to erect a 70-kilometer (43.4-mile) fence along the German border to keep out wild boars, in the hope of preventing the spread of African swine fever, which can jeopardize the country's valuable pork industry. Read more

Mexico City restaurant busted over protected tarantula tacos

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Fancy a tarantula taco for a cool $27? Not so fast, Mexican authorities say. Read more