As a child in the D.C. suburbs the fun and sweetness of summer was often punctuated with a rocket pop (they are now called victory pops in some places, very Orwellian I know). Delicious…energy packed…a little crash after but so what? It was the height of the cold war and this little red, white, and blue treat was all the rage in the neighborhood. I bet you have had one somewhere along the way.
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I know, the word “fermentation” isn’t exactly appetizing. You probably haven’t ever taken a whiff from a stock pot or an old OJ carton and remarked “what lovely fermentation”. But fermentation is a gastronomical and culinary miracle! O.K., think pickles! Saurkraut! Kombutcha!….. Kimchi! It’s good stuff!
Ever since the “Bucket List” film came out people have talked about things to do before they kick the bucket. I have a list of things that I want to eat before I die. There are a lot of things on the list. One of them that is officially checked off, is something called Haggis.
When was the last time you ate or were aware of that obscure vegetable,..the Radish? Look, I’m not going to fib, I’m not obsessed with radishes. I don’t hate them, but I don’t love them either. Mix them in a salad, sure fine. I’ve never thought of them as some sort of super star vegetable.
Last week the ThinDish team was so excited for spring! The temperature was in the 60′s, the Santa Ana winds were calming down and the sun was shining. This week spring is back, temps in the 60’s at night and in the mid 70′s during the day. So wonderful… for us spoiled Southern Californians.
There are some foods that suffer from a bad reputation even though they are actually quite good for you. Popular diet trends like low-fat and low-carb diets have written off lists of foods with many health benefits as “no-no” foods. Science shows that a varied diet that contains foods in reasonable portions is probably
Steel cut raw oats. Sounds like the name of a blue grass band. Or the beginning of a Walt Whitman poem. Or something that only very dangerous man would eat.
Superfoods are not just healthy foods; they are teeming with antioxidants that scavenge free radicals, keeping your cells in tip-top shape. Fruits and vegetables are known for their high antioxidant and nutrient content and eating lots of them can help protect against heart disease, cancer and other illnesses.
Today is like any other day in Los Angeles. People are steaming their organic quinoa, strapping on their natural running shoes, and getting their wheat grass shots. Folks are doing other shots in New Orleans today…..
Did you know that in 1802 Thomas Jefferson was given a random gift…a 1235 lb. block of cheese? The town of Cheshire, Massachusetts rallied together all their cows, and basically made this massive hunk of cheese from the milk of every single heifer in the town.