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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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 …

Spin doctors make over prunes in time for a holiday favorite
March 9, 2009 – 8:20 pm | 2 Comments
Spin doctors make over prunes in time for a holiday favorite

Has anyone noticed that prunes have disappeared from the supermarket?
They’ve been replaced by “dried plums,” thanks to the clever efforts of some marketing gurus working for the California Prun…er, I mean ‘Dried Plum’ trade association.  …

Beans and Rice go global: Koshari
March 7, 2009 – 6:46 pm | One Comment
Beans and Rice go global: Koshari

If you stop to think about it, virtually every culture has some permutation of beans and rice.  Most vegetarians know that this has to do with the dietary principle of eating complementary proteins.  Unlike animal …

That’s Shiitake, with two “i’s” and some “D”
March 3, 2009 – 7:48 pm | 5 Comments
That’s Shiitake, with two “i’s” and some “D”

Here’s some food for thought: Vitamin D was never intended to be a dietary vitamin.
Vitamin D is produced in the skin from precursors that are activated by the sun’s UVB rays, and travels throughout …

Chicory: a prebiotic’s secret life unearthed
February 28, 2009 – 6:41 pm | 13 Comments
Chicory: a prebiotic’s secret life unearthed

In the nutrition world, prebiotics are the new black.
I’m reading about them everywhere, and seeing them added to more and more foods in the supermarket each time I go.
Even if you haven’t heard of them, …

Pleased to finally meet you, Rutabaga
February 25, 2009 – 7:15 pm | 4 Comments
Pleased to finally meet you, Rutabaga

As winter drags on, the pickings are slim in the New York City farmers markets.  As far as fresh produce goes, all I see in abundance these days are apples… and rutabagas.
So I figured it …