How to Eat a Pomegranate
November 4, 2014 – 7:51 pm | No Comment

Some foods are just plain intimidating, and I’ve historically counted whole pomegranates among them.
Unlike other fruits, whose edible flesh lies directly under the skin, a pomegranate’s edible part is actually the hundreds of little juice-filled …

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Not your mama’s (Gluten-free) Matzoh Balls
March 29, 2009 – 4:52 pm | 41 Comments
Not your mama’s (Gluten-free) Matzoh Balls

 

 
Nothing says Passover like matzoh ball soup, the original Jewish comfort food. Feeling under the weather? Have some matzoh ball soup.  Depressed?  Have some matzoh ball soup. Homesick? Defrost some of mom’s matzoh ball soup. …

New yogurts for the lactose-and-soy-challenged
March 26, 2009 – 7:53 pm | 13 Comments
New yogurts for the lactose-and-soy-challenged

From what I can tell, many people in the nutrition field regard people who claim to be lactose intolerant with a dose of skepticism.  Apparently, some data somewhere shows that many people who think they …

A grapeleaf tutorial, and a sort-of recipe
March 22, 2009 – 5:51 pm | No Comment
A grapeleaf tutorial, and a sort-of recipe

I never much cared for stuffed grape leaves (or dolmas, as they’re known in Greek) until I tasted my mother-in-law’s version.  While I always found other grape leaves to be too briny or bitter or …

Your fish now comes with a COOL passport
March 17, 2009 – 11:51 am | 3 Comments
Your fish now comes with a COOL passport

Amid the excitement surrounding St. Patrick’s Day this week, a long-awaited milestone quietly took effect on March 16, but was celebrated widely by food safety advocates.  Federal “Country of Origin Labeling” legislation (or, “COOL,” in …

Green bagels have finally met their Matcha
March 15, 2009 – 7:43 pm | 2 Comments
Green bagels have finally met their Matcha

 
We’re approaching St. Patrick’s Day, the day of the year that all of New York’s bagel shops color their dough green to help people start off their mornings in the spirit of the day.  People …

Le not-so Paradoxical French Paradox?
March 13, 2009 – 8:12 am | No Comment
Le not-so Paradoxical French Paradox?

I finished my last midterm last night and decided to reward myself for a week of library-dwelling with a glass of lovely Argentine Malbec.  Which got me to thinking:  for some time, observers have noted …