Anna Brones

Anna Brones is a food + travel writer with a love for coffee and bikes. Catch her weekly column, Foodie Underground.

Articles by Anna Brones:

What’s Wrong with Cooking Shows? Foodie Underground

What's Wrong with Cooking Shows? Foodie Underground

Column A new study links cooking shows and weight gain. Is the problem us, or what we’re watching?

Cooking at home is the best food choice you can make, right?

If you cook at home you can skip all the processed nasty stuff and focus on the good stuff. The real food. And with all the cookbooks and cooking shows out there, that has to be easy, right? That’s what we would like to think.

A new study published in the journal Appetite took a look at women who watched …

Do You Have to Be Well Off to Eat Well? Foodie Underground

Do You Have to Be Well Off to Eat Well? Foodie Underground

ColumnIf you eat well, does it mean you’re part of the one percent?

A comment that I get a lot in response to writing about eating locally and eating seasonally is that doing so is only doable for a small percentage of people; those with money. I have been told that it must be nice to be “picky” about what I eat. I have been reminded time and time and again that those who have a finite amount of money don’t always …

What the Healthiest Foods Don’t Take Into Consideration: Foodie Underground

What the Healthiest Foods Don't Take Into Consideration: Foodie Underground

ColumnAre the “healthiest foods” always what’s best for us?

Chances are, when you see an article with “healthiest foods” mentioned in the title, you click on it. You clicked on this one, now didn’t you? And if you’re not on the internet, I’m sure a magazine or newspaper article promising to tell you all about the healthiest foods out there would sound enticing enough to read. In a world where we are trying to eat better, this is perfectly normal behavior.

When we focus on the …

Are Magic Mushrooms and Other Psychedelics the Trick to Better Health?

Are Magic Mushrooms and Other Psychedelics the Trick to Better Health?

When you get an email from Michael Pollan, you open it.

Ok, well it’s not like I’m receiving personal emails from Pollan (although one can always dream), but when we recently sent out an email with a link to some of his latest work, I was intrigued.

Pollan was sending out a link to his latest article in The New Yorker, The Trip Treatment, in which he takes a look at the new research into psychedelics, specifically the use of psilocybin, …

What’s the Latest in Genetically Modified Foods? Apples that Don’t Turn Brown: Foodie Underground

What's the Latest on the List of Genetically Modified Foods? Apples that Don't Turn Brown: Foodie Underground

ColumnGenetically modified foods: the plastic surgery of the plant world. 

In February, the United States Department of Agriculture cleared a new genetically modified food: a wünder apple that doesn’t turn brown after it’s sliced.

Canadian company Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. has been waiting three years for the USDA to give it the green light, and as Politico reported, the USDA has decided that the new Arctic Apple in Golden and Granny varieties “doesn’t pose any …

The Nordic Diet: Eating Like a Viking is Good for All of Us

The Nordic Diet: Why Eating Like a Viking is Good for All of Us

Is the Nordic Diet just the new “it” thing or is it actually a sustainable approach to food?

If it’s not one diet, it’s another, because let’s face it: we want the magic trick that will keep is fit and slim.

The truth is, there is no magic trick, the best diet isn’t a diet at all, but a healthy lifestyle built around eating real food. But this doesn’t stop us from seeking out things that can guide our eating habits. Which …

Do We Really Know How to Eat Healthy? Foodie Underground

Do We Not Know How to Eat Healthy? Foodie Underground

ColumnDo we really know how to eat healthy, or do we just think we do?

I saw an image on Pinterest last week, a baking pan full of frozen fruit, being topped off with cake mix. Below it was this caption: “Frozen berries, dry cake mix, and 1 can of sprite. 350 for 35 min, yummy cobbler. I have done this a lot- it is so good and weight watcher friendly!” Whoever had posted it to Pinterest had also commented “I would use …

15 Things the Foodie Next to You at the Food Co-op Probably Was Thinking: Foodie Underground

Things the Foodie Next to You at the Food Co-op Probably Was Thinking: Foodie Underground

Column Things that a foodie didn’t dare say out loud, but was definitely thinking. 

While it might seem like all those people surrounding you on your grocery shopping trip are normal, if they all had though bubbles above their heads, you would know the truth. Thankfully, Foodie Underground is here to help with exactly that. The girl holding a basket full of chard and seaweed crackers? The guy pondering whether he should get the raw cashew butter or just …