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Love What You Do ·

2432 days ago

Seldom do I come upon a blog that I feel compelled to read the whole thing. Well, the first page at least. That honor recently went to the food blog called Love What You Do :A Website for People Interested in Culinary Careers. Marcella Hazan alerted me to it because the current post is about her. One thing you can say, good food seems to have kept the 87 year old queen of Italian cuisine lively and well.

Marcella is even embarking on a new book and they are planning to visit New York in June.

So there. Eat Italian. Eat Well. Write books when you’re pushing 90.

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Zee French Pig and You ·

2481 days ago

Cochon & Charcuterie at The Herbfarm sounds like a fantastic way to learn how to make a pig into wonderful things to eat. It’s about time we got closer to our food than peering through the plastic covers on a Styrofoam tray and pretending the animals weren’t every really alive.

*Two Sessions from Which to Choose: Monday & Tuesday, March 14 & 15 *The Herbfarm Restaurant: Woodinville, Washington 98072 USA

The French Pig ~ Cochon & Charcuterie at The Herbfarm

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Natural Antibiotics ·

2815 days ago

Traditional medicine, widely ignored by meidcal Doctors fed by pharmaceutical companies in the US, is darn effective. Dana Fenton has a nice write up on the natural foods that can keep your body in good health: Natural Antibiotics: Foods that Work as Antibiotics

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Pale Ale - Good for Your Bones ·

2844 days ago

The morbid moralizers are always warning of impending doom when anything that tastes good is likely to be consumed by real folks. A pox on them. I always like it when there is evidence that something pleasurable might be good for you, too.

Evidently, beer, like the processor in your computer, has a small amount of silicon in it. Dietary silicon is a key ingredient for increasing bone mineral density, according to researchers from the Department of Food Science & Technology at the University of California. Pale ale has the most silicon, beer wise. Thus, pale ale is likely to build bones. Well, that and using them once in a while. Muscle activity is the only sure way to increase bone density.

Read: Beer, especially pale ale, promotes bone health: Study

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Saturated Fat and Heart Disease ·

2845 days ago

This morning we’ve been treated to a very interesting analysis of a meta-analysis of the relationship between saturated fat intake and the risk for developing heart disease: Saturated fat and heart disease: studies old and new

Turns out it that there’s a good deal of evidence that reducing saturated fat intake does little for your heart health—and may in fact be detrimental to it.

Michael R. Eades comes to an interesting conclusion about these “saturated fat is very bad for your heart” studies:

Classic behavior from someone whose mind is made up. Ignore the evidence denying your hypothesis and focus on that confirming it. Instead of focusing on which people actually die of heart disease, let’s spend our time running through the maze looking at how our beloved low-fat diet reduces supposed risk factors.

Pig fat, once again, rules.

Read: Saturated fat and heart disease: studies old and new

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