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Peas from Austria. Why?

I just noticed on my package of frozen peas from Trader Joe’s, that they are grown in Austria. Why, I wonder? Did California drop off the map? The breadbasket Midwest get consumed in a tornado? Florida, sink? How can this be economical? Like their Dutch tomatoes and other products, I just don’t get where TJ’s transportation costs are hidden. And I won’t even start on the carbon footprint.

01/27/15 • 05:11 PM • ConsumptionEconomicsFoodTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Authority Nutrition: Phytosterols - “Heart-Healthy” Nutrients That Can Harm You.

Although eating phytosterols from whole plant foods is fine, it is best to avoid phytosterol-enriched foods and supplements like the plague.

01/22/15 • 07:11 PM • FoodHealth • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Archaeology News Network: Humans ate domestic dog, wild cat, fox and badger.

Shouldn’t surprise. Fluffy and Bowzer were fresh, self-maintaining protein one didn’t have to carry.

01/22/15 • 11:55 AM • FoodHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

BBC: ‘Safer GMOs’ made by US scientists.

What we’ve done is engineered organisms so that they require synthetic amino acids for survival or for life.” Plants as slaves? You know someone’s going to say it.

01/21/15 • 03:43 PM • FoodScience • (3) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times: 20 Wines for Under $20.

Reference.

01/16/15 • 04:18 PM • Food • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Sean Connery eating pasta, 1960’s.

Apparently some Scots don’t know how to twirl?

01/16/15 • 10:27 AM • EntertainmentFoodHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Codex99: Hemingway and the Cocktail.

Of interest. You folks misspelled ‘correspondent.’

01/16/15 • 09:21 AM • ArtsBooksFoodHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Authority Nutrition: High Fructose Corn Syrup - Just Like Sugar, or Worse?

Commonly used high fructose corn syrup (HFCS 55) is virtually identical to regular table sugar. There is currently no evidence to suggest that one is worse than the other. In other words, they are both equally bad.” Their emphasis.

01/08/15 • 03:35 PM • FoodHealthScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Archaeology News Network: Dental plaque reveals key plant in prehistoric Easter Island diet.

Sweet potatoes, not bananas or taro or breadfruit.

12/19/14 • 12:01 PM • FoodHistoryScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Gluten-free article removed.

Too long, and I’m sick of talking about it. Embargoed.

12/05/14 • 11:26 AM • FoodHealthPersonal • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Slate: Turkey eggs - Why we eat white and dark meat at Thanksgiving but not eggs.

Okay. And I suppose quail are similar. Imagine the little tiny omelets one could make.

11/27/14 • 12:09 PM • ConsumptionFoodHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

PS Mag: The Exponential Benefits of Eating Less.

Eat Less You Pig.” HAHAHAHAHA ... poignant.

11/26/14 • 02:40 PM • FoodHealth • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Modular crock pots.

Daisy chain ‘em. Now, if there were a cure for crock pot flavor/texture. It’s OK for a few days, but then I get the urge for fresh-cooked (rather than 8 hour stew).

11/26/14 • 09:29 AM • FoodGeneralHome & Living • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 323. There’s nothing like the smell of frying/roasting peppers ...

365/2: 323.

11/21/14 • 07:37 PM • FoodPersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Bush Smarts: Camp Coffee Kit.

How upscale. We used a clean sock, a pot, and lots of boiling in Texas. Stronger? Boil longer. Worked great. And so lightweight (one slightly-stained sock).

Later: I have to laugh. The ‘boiling in Texas’ was absolutely necessary. [Not.] Mangled grammar! I’ll leave it.

11/20/14 • 10:37 AM • ConsumptionDesignFood • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Modern Farmer: Landmark 20-Year Study Finds Pesticides Linked to Depression In Farmers.

Earlier this fall, researchers from the National Institute of Health finished up a landmark 20-year study, a study that hasn’t received the amount of coverage it deserves. About 84,000 farmers and spouses of farmers were interviewed since the mid-1990s to investigate the connection between pesticides and depression, a connection that had been suggested through anecdotal evidence for far longer.

11/15/14 • 02:51 PM • EnvironmentalFoodHealthScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Atlantic: Japanese Whiskey Poised to Make Big Impact in United States Bars.

People are always looking for something new and will want to give these whiskeys a chance.” Perhaps. My love of Scottish scotch shall never be ... kilt ... by another nation’s.

11/05/14 • 03:03 PM • ConsumptionFoodHistoryTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Youtube: 10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman.

Excellent use of hidden video to illuminate a problem men only theoretically understand. Face it - we men would be in someone’s face after the third catcall, or filing harrassment suits. Walking through your office and having someone say “Oh, you got an ass on you” or “Shake it, baby” on a regular basis would probably break your composure quite effectively.

Later: Apparently this video is attracting rape threats. What’s happened to America, and ‘our’ internet?

10/29/14 • 09:25 AM • FoodHuman RightsMotion Graphics • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Time and Oak | Whiskey Elements | Whiskey Your Way.

By allowing more access to the wood’s capillaries, Whiskey Elements provide a shorter distance for the whiskey to travel, allowing it to filter more quickly. Combined with our proprietary curing method and unique design, Time & Oak has managed to accelerate the maturation process, and reduce the impurities. Yay, science!

10/24/14 • 03:29 PM • ConsumptionFoodScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Blade & Skillet.

Simple recipes that you need but a sharp chef’s knife and a cast-iron skillet for.

10/22/14 • 10:37 AM • FoodWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Aging Journal: Reversal of cognitive decline - A novel therapeutic program.

Of interest. They are not proposing diet-and-exercise changes alone will cure Alzheimer’s, but that it may go a long way to making existing drugs more effective by maintaining ‘plasticity.’  Of course this is an anecdotal study - a larger clinical trial is needed.

10/09/14 • 09:54 AM • FoodHealthScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

You’ve probably heard about Soylent.

Here. A whole lot of quasi-cerebral hoo-hah. The major ingredient is maltodextrin. Blech. And it uses sucralose, which is gathering more and more negative studies for the destruction of beneficial gut bugs. Even MetRx (a better alternative to the above, methinks, comparing ingredient lists) is using sucralose these days. Shame.

Back to Tang and Space Food Sticks.

10/08/14 • 10:49 AM • FoodHealthScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Dish: Chicken Not So Little.

Sully fell for it. I ain’t never seen a scrawny chicken on any farm, in my whole life - unless they were sick. Were we all picking at bony little two pound birds when I was born? Hell no. Do you realize how little meat is on a two-pound bird? Look at history. Vintage cookbooks from the 19th century spec four pound and larger hens.

This is what I mean about today’s internet. Doesn’t matter who is curating, how popular or clever they are. Accept nothing at face value. That includes MY finds. I do my best ... and in spite of that, I still link some pretty stinkeroo stuff from time to time. One must question the premise, every damn time.

Later: See the comments for clarification.

10/07/14 • 01:33 PM • CorrectionsFoodHistoryInternetScienceWeblogs • (4) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SciAm/Nature: Manure Fertilizer Increases Antibiotic Resistance.

Perhaps we’ve been enriching inadvertently for bugs that could eventually jump across agriculture to hospitals. [snip] Before we say anything about ‘nitrogen treatment is terrible and organic is wonderful’, we need to see what the downsides are.

10/06/14 • 04:12 PM • FoodHealthScholarlyScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Authority Nutrition: Whey Protein 101 - Surprising Benefits of Powders and Shakes.

I don’t need convincing.  I currently use NOW whey protein isolate, unflavored. No sugars. I add my own unsweetened chocolate powder or other flavorings.

10/06/14 • 11:31 AM • FoodHealthPersonal • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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