Crostini, Sandwiches, Spices : Healthy-N-Hearty Comfort

Hog Heaven ~
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?...
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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;

~ 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;

~ 10 Healthy Flavor-Boosters;

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.”...

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Comfort food
~ Save a trip to the deli, and make these easy comfort food combos at home...
Read more: We Love Soups and Sandwiches;

~ Chocolate and Cheese Sandwich...
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Cooking tips
~ 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;

~ 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;

Culinary bookshelves
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';

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;

~ Sandra Steingraber on How We've Made The Environment Dangerous To Our Health...
Read more: The Good Earth?;

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Healthy corner
~ Scientists unlock how trans-fats’ harm arteries;
~ 25 Diet-Busting Foods You Should Never Eat;
~ 10 Vegan Breakfast Ideas;
~ How to cook 7 whole grains and 9 simple ways to jazz them up;

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~ Sandwich Makeover - One Whole Minute;
~ Spiced pumpkin pots de crème with sautéed apples and pistachios;
~ Fig Eggplant and Feta Cheese Salad;
~ Seared swordfish steaks with wasabi-ginger sauce;
~ Pan Fried Alaskan Cod with Caper Butter;

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~ the OCK Style digest
~ the Food Meditations digest
~ the Andante con Gusto daily
~ the Gluten-Free Etc. daily
~ the Golosi e Creativi daily

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