Food Tourism and The Six Staples of Vegivorism : Live and Let Dine

Food tourism ~
Is eating a live shrimp ethically acceptable?

"Part of the problem is that eating live creatures is often more a circus of squeamishness than a culinary adventure, eating live animals is judged on a scale of grossness rather than taste"

Is eating a shrimp alive because 'it tastes a lot better' ethically acceptable or doomed to leave a bad taste in the mouth?...
Read more: Live and let dine;

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." ~Aristotle (Metaphysics) (

Delightfully yours, Food Meditations

Green bounty
Carrots, peas, and the like are no longer just the supporting cast—they’re the stars. Move over locavores, here come the vegivores...
Read more: Why Vegetables Are the New Meat;

~ The Six Staples of Vegivorism;

Green gold
True extra-virgin olive oil hasn’t always been easy to find. Add it to anything from soup to dessert...
Read more: Cooking with olive oil;

Italian travel bites
Every winter in Trentino, millions of tourists arrive to enjoy the beauty of the landscapes, the art and the flavorful alpine food...
Read more: Trentino, mon amour…;

Vegetable menu
~ Stuffed cabbage, made by millions of grandmothers of Eastern European descent, is a sweet-and-sour affair...
Read more: Stuffed Cabbage, a Classic Worth Revisiting;

~ A food can be too subtle for its own good. Spend more time with this lovely autumn fruit...
Read more: Pear bonding;

~ A Vegetable Wellington, Fit for a Duke;
~ Chop, eat, love - how to make good salads;

Special occasions
Some look forward to mom’s lumpy mashed potatoes and gravy on Thanksgiving; some can’t wait to try new dishes...
Read more: 10 Surprising (and Vegetarian) Thanksgiving Recipes;

How to
~ We have come to accept the term Food Porn as a way of describing pictures of food that heighten our desire to eat...
Read more: How to Take Pictures of Ugly Food;

How does tea fit into your workday?
Best known for creating photographs and sculptures inspired by classic Greek statuary, she embraces and confronts tradition...

Read more: An Artist on the Art of Tea Drinking;

~ Curing is a skill that’s almost disappeared, but curing remains a simple way to add flavour...
Read more: Home curing: Preserving a great British tradition;

Kitchen and science
~ Why people prefer certain foods over others depends largely on a combination of taste and texture...
Read more: The Science Behind Why We Love Ice Cream (and Other Things Creamy);

~ Harvard uses top chefs to spice up science;

Healthy corner
~ The crystal diet: How sprinkled on food, flavour-boosting powder 'makes you want to eat less';
~ 17 Strategies for Smarter Holiday Eating;
~ Study: ‘Good’ Fats Even Better for the Heart Than We Thought;

From the mixer
~ Oysters Lose Their Allure;
~ Where Are They Now? The Gourmet Masthead, One Year Later;
~ Ritz-Carlton ditches holiday gingerbead houses for Georgetown Cupcake;

Veg - Oven Roasted TomatoesImage by ockstyle via Flickr

~ Chakchouka (Shakshouka);
~ Dolmas;
~ Oven-Dried Cherry Tomatoes;
~ Roasted Vegetable (Sweet Potato, Eggplant & Tomato) Spread or Dip Recipe;
~ Saffron Scented Pear Upside Down Cake;

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~ the ockstyle digest
~ the gluten free etc... daily
~ the andante con gusto daily

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