Food, Special-Diet Guests, Travel and Precepts of Hospitality

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Cooking for guests on a special diet can be a minefield

"High cholesterol or blood pressure, Diabetes, Coeliac disease / gluten intolerance, ... What you're supposed to know? Here the ingredients to avoid – and recipes to enjoy with guests that are on special diets"

Millions of Britons are on special diets because of food intolerances or medical conditions – but whether it's your gluten-intolerant sister who's dropped in for breakfast, or...
Read more: Cooking for guests on a special diet can be a minefield; guardian.co.uk



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Precepts of Hospitality
The Traveler's Code of Conduct - a body of oral law etched indelibly into the collective nomadic consciousness, is clear on matters of food...
Read more: Vegetarians in a foreign country (or, How not to eat meat in Thailand); gadling.com


Future Bites
We'll all be eating weeds (and loving them). Two decades ago, global high cuisine went into overdrive with foams, fusions, and fireworks...
Read more: The New Food; concierge.com




Twitter with Gusto
Food nourishes both the body and soul; it is an adventure in taste, sound, color, texture, and smell...

Read more: Awesome Sauce: 16 Chefs on Twitter; huffingtonpost.com

Image: Accessories & Tableware - by ockstyle; flickr.com




Test the Lot
Meat substitutes are leaner but also kinder than meat, to animals, to the environment, to your kitchen utensils (with almost no fat, they rarely make a sticky mess)...
Read more: Meat substitutes are everywhere – but are they edible?; guardian.co.uk


Real Food
Anything that your great-great-grandmother wouldn’t call food is off limits! Nine diets to help you lower your weight and your carbon footprint at the same time...
Read more: 9 eco-friendly diets; mnn.com







Nutrition
~ Many people equate a vegan diet with deprivation, thinking that recipes prepared without eggs, butter, meat or...
Read more: Tasty Vegan Food? Cupcakes Show It Can Be Done; nytimes.com

~ Forget the weak, scrawny stereotype. A plant-based diet cooked up by a Canadian triathlete is attracting converts...
Read more: Big, buff and vegan: Packing on muscle in a healthier way; theglobeandmail.com


Barbecue Sauces
Barbecue sauce is often pretty robust in flavor and tends to overpower vegetables. But cold salads...
Read more: All We Can Eat - Smoke Signals: Vegetarians get sauced, too; washingtonpost.com




Ecologist Thoughts
An acoustic ecologist searching for places where you can sit for twenty minutes during the day without hearing a plane fly over or some other noise ...
Read more: Quiet, Please; thesunmagazine.org

Image from: Earth Day Interview with Gordon Hempton; greenmuseum.org




Cooking Tips
If you want more fiber, nutrients and antioxidants in your diet—eat more vegetables...
Read more: How to Cook 20 Vegetables; eatingwell.com


Food Info
~ Most vegetables are encouraged on low-carb diets (though the carbs need to be counted if required by the specific diet)...
Read more: List of Vegetables to Eat When Cutting Carbs; about.com

~ Cheese is made by coagulating milk to produce curds (solids) and whey (liquid)...
Read more: Cheese Information Sheet; vegsoc.org


Vegan vs. Meat?
Overjoyed when her meat-loving boyfriend finally agreed to share a vegetarian meal with her...
Read more: Food fights can split couples; denverpost.com




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From the mixer
~ Comment is free - Five Cif commenters, five perspectives, one issue: vegetarian readers share their experiences and advice...
Read more: Cif readers on ... vegetarianism | The people's panel; guardian.co.uk

~ Restaurateur, Chef, Author, World-Class Eater Robert St. John talks about vegetarianism...
Read more: Veganism 2010; robertstjohn.com

~ Food bloggers never go offline. Even when they come together, as they did during the second International Food Blogger Conference...
Read more: The Future of Food Writing at the International Food Blogger Conference; publishersweekly.com

~ Maureen Evans is the Strunk & White of recipe writing, taking the Elements of Style authors' advice to “omit needless words” to a new level...
Read more: Cooking the Books with Maureen Evans; publishersweekly.com




Hot Topic
In every sense, curry is a hot topic. A popular restaurant meal, served in 8,000 curry houses with arguments over its preparation and authenticity lively actual ...

Read more: Controversy surrounds the true origins of Indian curry; telegraph.co.uk




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