Nutella Is Opening Their First Restaurant In The United States

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Holy hazelnuts! Dreams do come true!

No, that headline is no joke because Ferrero, the makers of Nutella, is opening up their first owned and operated restaurant in the world! The Nutella Café is opening up in Chicago, and it isn’t a pop-up joint either. This cafe is here to stay!

This full Nutella experience will feature a plethora of delectable curated items on the menu. Crepes, gelato, pastries, breakfast classics, fondue — it’s all there and isn’t just limited to dessert. The Nutella Cafe is a full-on restaurant complete with savory paninis, salads, soups, and coffee.

The grand opening of the Nutella Cafe is on Wednesday, May 31st, 2017.

Source: Foodbeast


Risotto with Clams, Mussels, Shrimp and Squid


8 oz raw shrimp
2 garlic cloves, halved
1 lemon, sliced
8 oz live mussels, scrubbed and debearded
8 oz live clams, scrubbed
2-1/2 cups water
4 oz butter
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
generous 1-5/8 cups risotto rice
1/2 cup dry white wine
8 oz cleaned raw squid, cut into small pieces, or squid rings
4 tbsp Marsala
salt and pepper


  1. Shell the shrimp, reserving the head and shells. Cut a slit along the back of each and remove the dark vein. Wrap the heads and shells in a square of cheesecloth and pound with a pestle or a rolling pin, reserving any liquid they yield.
  2. Place the garlic, lemon, mussels, and clams in a pan and add the wrapped shells and any reserved liquid. Pour in the water, cover tightly, and bring to a boil over high heat. Cook, shaking the pan frequently, for 5 minutes until the shellfish have opened. Discard any that stay closed.
  3. When cool enough to handle, remove the clams and mussels from their shells and put in a bowl.
  4. Strain the cooking liquid through a cheesecloth-lined strainer into a measuring cup. Make up the amount of liquid to 5 cups with water.
  5. Pour this liquid into a pan. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and keep simmering gently over low heat while you make the risotto.
  6. Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter with the olive oil in a deep pan. Add the onion and half the parsley and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, or until softened.
  7. Reduce the heat, add the rice, and mix to coat in oil and butter. Cook, stirring constantly, for 2-3 minutes, or until the grains are translucent.
  8. Add the wine and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute until reduced.
  9. Gradually add the hot stock, a ladleful at a time. Stir constantly and add more liquid as the rice absorbs each addition. Increase the heat to medium so that the liquid bubbles. Cook for 20 minutes, or until all the liquid is absorbed and the rice is creamy.
  10. About 5 minutes before the rice is ready, melt 2 oz of the remaining butter in a heavy-bottom pan. Add the squid and cook, stirring frequently, for 3 minutes, then add the reserved shrimp and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, until the squid is opaque and the shrimp have changed color. Stir in the Marsala, bring to a boil, and cook until all the liquid has evaporated.
  11. Stir the squid, shrimp, mussels, and clams into the rice. Add the remaining butter and parsley, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Heat through briefly and serve at once.

Makes 4 servings.

Source: Risotto

In Pictures: Fish & Chips in London, U.K.

Age-Related Eye Diseases

Age-related eye diseases and conditions

Since your 40s, you probably noticed that your vision is changing. Perhaps you need glasses to see up close or you have more trouble adjusting to glare or distinguishing some colors. These changes are a normal part of aging. These changes alone cannot stop you from enjoying an active lifestyle or stop you from maintaining your independence. In fact, you can live an active life well into your golden years without ever experiencing severe vision loss. But as you age, you are at higher risk of developing age-related eye diseases and conditions. These include: age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, low vision and dry eye.

Get a comprehensive dilated eye exam.

Everyone age 50 or older should visit an eye care professional for a comprehensive dilated eye exam. Many eye diseases have no early warning signs or symptoms, but a dilated exam can detect eye diseases in their early stages before vision loss occurs. Early detection and treatment can help you save your sight. Even if you aren’t experiencing any vision problems, visit your eye care professional for a dilated eye exam. He or she will tell you how often you need to have one depending on your specific risk factors.

Common Age-related Eye Diseases and Conditions:

Age-related Macular Degeneration

AMD is a disease associated with aging that gradually destroys sharp, central vision. Central vision is needed for seeing objects clearly and for common daily tasks such as reading and driving. Learn more about AMD.


A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye. Vision with cataract can appear cloudy or blurry, colors may seem faded and you may notice a lot of glare. Learn more about Cataract.

Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetic eye disease is a complication of diabetes and a leading cause of blindness. The most common form is diabetic retinopathy which occurs when diabetes damages the tiny blood vessels inside the retina. Learn more about Diabetic Eye Disease.


Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye’s optic nerve and result in vision loss and blindness. It is usually associated with high pressure in the eye and affects side or peripheral vision. Learn more about Glaucoma.

Dry Eye

Dry eye occurs when the eye does not produce tears properly, or when the tears are not of the correct consistency and evaporate too quickly. Dry eye can make it more difficult to perform some activities, such as using a computer or reading for an extended period of time. Learn more about Dry Eye.

Low Vision

Low vision means that even with regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery, people find everyday tasks difficult to do. Reading the mail, shopping, cooking, seeing the TV, and writing can seem challenging. But, many people with low vision are taking charge. Learn more about Low Vision.

Source: National Eye Institute

Tomato Extract Fights Stomach Cancer, Ripe for Further Study

A new study shows that whole tomato extracts from two different Southern Italy cultivars inhibit gastric cancer cell growth and malignant features, paving the way for future studies aimed at implementing lifestyle habits not only for prevention, but potentially as a support to conventional therapies.

“Their antitumoral effect seem not related to specific components, such as lycopene, but rather suggest that tomatoes should be considered in their entirety,” says Daniela Barone, researcher at the Oncology Research Center of Mercogliano (CROM), and one of the authors of the study.

Experiments analyzed whole tomato lipophilic extracts for their ability to tackle various neoplastic features of gastric cancer cell lines. Extracts of both the San Marzano and Corbarino tomato varieties were able to inhibit the growth and cloning behavior of malignant cells. Treatment with the whole tomato extracts affected key processes within the cells hindering their migration ability, arresting cell cycle through the modulation of retinoblastoma family proteins and specific cell cycle inhibitors, and ultimately inducing cancer cell death through apoptosis.

The study, published in the Journal of Cellular Physiology, details findings by Daniela Barone and Letizia Cito, from the research group directed by Prof. Antonio Giordano at the National Cancer Institute of Naples, Pascale Foundation, CROM.

“Our results prompt further assessment of the potential use of specific nutrients not only in the cancer prevention setting but also as a supportive strategy along with conventional therapies,” says Prof. Antonio Giordano, Director of the Sbarro Institute for Molecular Medicine, Temple University, Philadelphia Pa.

“Distinct species may exert different effects, in different stages of a certain neoplasm,” adds Barone.

Gastric cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer worldwide and has been associated with genetic causes, Helicobacter pylori infection, and eating habits, such as consumption of smoked and salted food.

Tomatoes are consumed worldwide and are a staple of the Mediterranean diet, which is popularly thought to lower cancer risk. Various tomato components have also been analyzed for their ability to counteract tumor growth in experimental systems, although few studies have analyzed the effects of tomatoes in their entirety.

The study authors worked in collaboration with researchers from Prof. Barbara Nicolaus’ group and Dr Rocco De Prisco at the National Research Council of Pozzuoli, Italy.

Source: Newswise

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