Behind Your Holiday Sweet Potato Dish, Hard Work In The Fields

There’s an oil painting on one wall in the cluttered room that serves as central headquarters of Burch Farms, a large vegetable grower in Faison, N.C. The painting shows an African-American couple, the woman in a long, plain dress, the man in a homespun shirt. They’re digging sweet potatoes with their bare hands and an old-fashioned hoe. Jimmy Burch Sr., […]

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Why insomnia makes you eat

The less sleep you get, the more likely you are to be overweight. Now, The New York Times reports, scientists have discovered one reason why: Sleep loss causes changes in the brain that make you crave high-calorie foods and weakens your willpower to resist them. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, scanned the brains of volunteers while they looked […]

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Holy Eggplant!!!

A Louisiana chef had a religious experience when he cut open an eggplant and found the word “God” spelled out by the seeds inside. Line cook Jermarcus Brady was sauteing vegetables at a Baton Rouge restaurant when he sliced the eggplant in half and suddenly saw the “miraculous image.” Brady, a father of four, said his faith had gotten him […]

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