29 May 2012

9 nastiest things in your supermarket

Image: AP

Beyond pink slime. If you care about what you consume, read the following from Rodale.com:
9 nastiest things in your supermarket

24 May 2012

Seafood Recipes for Success - Pew Environment Group



"This month, top chefs from coast to coast were so excited by solid gains in U.S. fisheries management that they shared some of their favorite recipes for sustainable seafood. Try them out for yourself, and enjoy the benefits of successful conservation."

Recipes for Success - Pew Environment Group


Plant Eater's Paradise: 2012's Best Summer Cookbooks : NPR



Here is a list, courtesy of NPR, of some of the summer's hottest cookbooks.

All are available at Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com:

Plant Eater's Paradise: 2012's Best Summer Cookbooks : NPR

20 May 2012

Is healthy food really more expensive?

Picture by Bill Ebbesen

This is a point I continuously make: It does not cost more to eat healthy. And finally I am borne out by some research:

"Researchers from the USDA compared the prices of 4,439 “healthy” and “less healthy” foods commonly available in supermarkets around the country, examining price of edible weight, price per average portion, and price per calorie." Read the full article at

Is healthy food really more expensive?

13 May 2012

Seamus Mullen's Hero Food


Food has the power to nourish and heal:

"Mullen was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis five years ago, and in that time, he has discovered how incorporating 18 key ingredients into his cooking improved his quality of life. In Hero Food, he shows how to make these key ingredients, or 'hero foods,' your cooking friends; they can be added to many dishes to enhance health and flavor."



Seamus Mullen's Hero Food: How Cooking with Delicious Things Can 
Make Us Feel Better
by Seamus Mullen
ISBN-13: 9781449407582
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date: 4/24/2012
Pages: 304

Available online from Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com

06 May 2012

New York’s Best Cheap Eats Picked by Top Chefs in Survey - Bloomberg

Where do the top, trendy, hungry chefs for a munch, lunch or a dinner?

Photo credit: Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Spend big bucks and you can enjoy fabulous gourmet meals in New York. How about eating well for just a few dollars? I asked chefs and restaurateurs from the U.S. and around the world where they go for simple, inexpensive food. Read on:
New York’s Best Cheap Eats Picked by Top Chefs in Survey - Bloomberg