Wine helps prevent bone loss & thank you Marion Cunningham

Two news items recently caught our attention  – one good news (for many of us, at least) and one sad. On the good news front, Salt at NPR reports that drinking a moderate amount of wine helps women prevent bone loss: “A new study of women in their 50s and early 60s finds that moderate alcohol consumption may help prevent bone loss. The women in the study consumed about one-and-a-half drinks per day.” You can read the science behind these findings here.

And we certainly couldn’t let Marion Cunningham’s passing go by unnoticed. A tireless advocate for home cooking, she supported James Beard and dicovered Alice Waters. But it is for her cookbooks that we at EYB are most grateful – the iconic Breakfast Book, the  encouraging Learning to Cook and, of course, reestablishing The Fanny Farmer Cookbook as a must have for the bookshelf. Check out her author’s page here at EYB for a wonderful way to remember her. 

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  • Vanessa  on  July 12, 2012

    The Breakfast Book has some classics! Dried Fruit Cream Scones and Lemon Pound Cake are perfect.

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