Lardo di Colonnata
"Few things are as sublime as thin ribbons of lardo, piled on warm crostini, its buttery texture and complex taste of herbs and spices borne on a subtle tide of brine"
Does prudence ever truly prevail when, after landing on Italian soil, you promise yourself not to go hog wild eating?...
Read more: Hog Heaven: Lardo di Colonnata; leitesculinaria.com
"Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside." ~Mark Twain (quotationspage.com)
Delightfully yours, Food Meditations
Food and health
~ If you ever feel lethargic or fatigued after you eat, you’re eating the wrong foods. It’s that simple...
Read more: 5 Foods That Fight Fatigue; care2.com
~ Modern science is beginning to uncover the ultimate power of spices and herbs, as weapons against illnesses...
Read more: 6 of the World's Healthiest Spices; eatingwell.com
~ 10 Healthy Flavor-Boosters; foodnetwork.com
Deco and recycling
In a midtown office building, Barneys’s creative director is spinning thousand of recycled espresso tins, cans, bags for a window extravaganza. The theme: “Have a Foodie Holiday.”...
Read more: At Barneys, Simon Doonan's Very Foodie Holiday Windows; nytimes.com;
~ Save a trip to the deli, and make these easy comfort food combos at home...
Read more: We Love Soups and Sandwiches; health.com
~ Chocolate and Cheese Sandwich...
Read more: Would You Eat This Sandwich?; thedailybeast.com
~ Salt beef bars are quietly disappearing, and it might even be too late for a concerted rescue attempt...
Read more: A deli in your kitchen; guardian.co.uk
~ Consumption of gluten can cause serious health problems when eaten by people sensitive to this protein or...
Read more: Tips for buying, cooking gluten-free foods; bradenton.com
A new book, packaged as a "culinary journey" rather than a cookbook, but there's no shortage of recipes, and the content—like the life of Mr. Ripert...
Read more: One for Your Bookshelf: 'Avec Eric'; gq.com
Food for thought
~ How much food does your family waste? A lot, if you are typical...
Read more: From Farm to Fridge to Garbage Can; nytimes.com
~ Sandra Steingraber on How We've Made The Environment Dangerous To Our Health...
Read more: The Good Earth?; thesunmagazine.org
~ Scientists unlock how trans-fats’ harm arteries; foodnavigator.com
~ 25 Diet-Busting Foods You Should Never Eat; health.com
~ 10 Vegan Breakfast Ideas; care2.com
~ How to cook 7 whole grains and 9 simple ways to jazz them up; eatingwell.com
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~ Sandwich Makeover - One Whole Minute; wholeliving.com
~ Spiced pumpkin pots de crème with sautéed apples and pistachios; latartinegourmande.com
~ Fig Eggplant and Feta Cheese Salad; mysocialchef.com
~ Seared swordfish steaks with wasabi-ginger sauce; flahertywines.com
~ Pan Fried Alaskan Cod with Caper Butter; flowfit.ca
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