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Yep, It’s True – We Do Eat More in the Winter

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Hands up if you’ve ever noticed that your appetite spikes when the thermostat drops. Why is that? Maybe it’s biology at work. Maybe it’s boredom. Maybe it’s because we’re all opportunists at heart, and cold weather means holidays means eating more. Let’s break it down. Shorter Days, Bigger Appetites? Ira Ockene, a cardiologist from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, …

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Fact – Food Tastes Better When Someone Else Makes It For You

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If you think we’re yanking your chain with this one, don’t stop reading now. We have alllll the anecdotal evidence – just ask the customers lining up out the door – to say with some authority that sandwiches are just better when someone else is doing the work, but let’s see what psychology says. Does food really taste better when …

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Filling Bellies & Winning Hearts

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In the eleven years since Full Belly Deli opened its doors in Truckee, the name has become synonymous with, well, full bellies. We make that happen with delicious subs, wraps, pressed sandos, soups and salads, and in the last decade and change, the word has really spread. So what happens when a local food critic comes sniffing around, ready to …

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Not-So-Obvious Reasons Fresh Bread is Where It’s At

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Sure, freshly-baked bread tastes amazing. Who among us would choose packaged, sliced bread from the grocery store over warm, fresh-from-the-oven baked goodness? But taste isn’t the only reason that fresh bread is where it’s at. Here are some not-so-obvious reasons to opt for the fresh stuff every time. The Ingredient List Want to freak yourself out? Take a look at …