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Stone Age Diet for Modern Times

By Marsha Fottler - Paleo is gaining enormous traction both as a fad weight-loss diet and as a lifestyle regime based on highly selective shopping and extremely restrictive eating. There are numerous Web sites and cookbooks devoted to this lifestyle which centers on a daily diet that seeks to imitate the eating habits of our ancestors who first came onto the scene some two million years ago. Our Paleolithic relatives...

Apple White Rules

By Steven V. Philips - In 1957, appliance design went in a bold new direction. Rounded-off rectangular shapes suddenly got sharp angles. (Technology had arrived to accurately bend steel sheet sharply.) This bold move by Frigidare, “The Sheer Look,” instantly made everyone else’s appliance designs look Art Deco-dowdy and pre-WW-2ish. Major appliance looks changed forever. Today, when hanging around practicing...

Food Travel Serves Up Revelations On and Off The P...

By Deborah Bowers - We all travel for different reasons – a search for family roots, or a visit to far away friends. Some of us travel to shop for the perfect artifact for our home, others to visit historic sites or to practice a foreign language. But for virtually all of us who love food, no matter what the original travel motivation, there’s always the draw of foreign cuisines to keep the trip fascinating. It’s a fact. No...

An Indian Summer Wine You Want

By Robert Paul - With many of the meals of Indian summer you want a wine that’s bright red-fruit forward to hold its own with, say, rabbit, potato-crusted salmon, turkey, chicken stew or the roasted vegetables of an autumn harvest table. A French pinot noir that I find compliments the September foods of Indian Summer is the Joseph Drouhin LaForêt Bourgogne Pinot Noir (2011). The winery was founded in 1880 in Beaune (Burgundy...

The Blue Hill Experience

By Chef Judi Gallagher - I like to say that our grandparents were the original experts in the farm to table movement. To them it was the normal way to eat. If you lived in a neighborhood with a garden plots, you cultivated seasonal fruits and vegetables for your family. When the cook needed fresh tomatoes, she went out into the garden with a basket (or sent one of the kids) and fresh tomatoes made the trip from the “farm” to...

Lunch Everyday, Paleo Style

By Marsha Fottler - A new cookbook called Paleo Lunches and Breakfasts On The Go by Diane Rodgers, a nutritional therapist and cooking teacher, assumes that you’re committed to the gluten-free-Paleo-lifestyle that eliminates grains and sugars from one’s eating routine and restricts meats and seafood to grassfed and line-caught. Eggs should come from ducks and chickens that have been “pastured,” which means not penned. They...
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