COOKBOOK REVIEWS!

I love a good cookbook. Especially one with lots of food-porn caliber photography. Food blogs are great (and i maintain an ever-growing Evernote notebook full of recipes clipped from blogs), but there’s something about having pages to turn and ruin with splatters that is just so appealing. Even though I don’t categorize myself strictly as... Continue Reading →

beyond “what to eat.”

I see so many articles about excactly what to eat to lose weight, have more energy, sleep better, be happier, find enlightenment. . . and it drives me crazy. there are not 5 secret foods that will change your life. no, ma’am. there’s more to it than that, yes? it seems like the “what” is... Continue Reading →

On routines, cooking, and being ready.

“Mise en place forces cooks to account for every minute of their time and every moment,” as chef Dwayne Lipuma is quoted in a recent NPR article.First, what the enfer is mise en place? It’s french for “put in place”, and it’s a term used in cooking for the setup of ingredients and tools gathered... Continue Reading →

What’s for dinner?

Food Blog Roundup! There is no health topic more confounding and controversial than nutrition. People care, and they care a lot, but finding sensible and trustworthy information is a full-time job. Searching “diet” in books on amazon returns almost 100,000 hits. Doctors have their name on every kind of eating plan you can think of, from... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on Sweetness + Six ideas to control sugar

Things parents have said to me in the clinic when I’ve asked about their kids’ diet:-“Well they only drink clear soda, so there’s not sugar.”-“We only let him have have one of those per day” [points to 64-ounce cup].-“We don’t drink soda really, just juice. Like Hi-C.”YIKES.It’s been pretty well (and somewhat sensationally) explained that... Continue Reading →

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