Category Archives: food

The Premise of a Tomato, part 2

I started this yesterday by discussing my home-grown tomatoes as compared to storebought, and referring to an article claiming that there was no nutritional difference between organic and conventionally grown tomatoes. But it’s clear to anybody who actually eats tomatoes that there is a flavor difference. As Brandy said in the comments, if it tastes […]

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The Premise of a Tomato

We’re starting to get a few cherry tomatoes from our ‘garden.’* We’ll never have enough for a salad because the FYG, The Boy and I love them so much that they pick them every day and we split them and eat them immediately. Because the crop shall always be eaten, I bought some grape tomatoes […]

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And Now for Something Completely Different

We’ve done this with booklists before- following is a list of foods every omnivore should try, picked up at The Kitchen Wench (where I found this tasty-looking recipe for miso-glazed sweet potatoes). She got it from Very Good Taste (a UK foodie blog). Copy the list to your blog and then bold the items you’ve […]

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Hippie organic food

Who knew? Hippie organic food is a conservative movement. From this review of Pollin’s new book In Defense of Food: What’s striking about Pollan’s argument is how fundamentally conservative it is. Echoing many of Burke’s arguments, Pollan elevates the wisdom of traditional customs over the relatively puny powers of Western reason. One of the most […]

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History Through Cookbooks

According to this website: Annual corn sweetener consumption increased to 79 pounds in 2003, up 400 percent from 1970. This steep rise in corn sweetener consumption is largely due to high-fructose corn syrup, a low-cost substitute for sugar in beverages. When you combine sugar and corn sweeteners, in 2003 Americans consumed around 142 pounds of […]

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