18 May 2013

Mark Bittman's "VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health . . . for Good"


One of the constant battles in life for many people: weight management. AKA, diet. Not diet as in "Go on a diet" for calorie restriction, but diet, as in, a sensible choice of foods to consume for wellness and health. Not easy. But if you're a food writer?:

"Six years ago, an overweight, pre-diabetic Mark Bittman faced a medical directive: adopt a vegan diet or go on medication. He was no fan of a lifelong regimen of pills, but as a food writer he lived—and worked—to eat. So neither choice was appealing."

His answer, "VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health . . . for Good", just released.

  




Available from Amazon.com


07 May 2013

Blue Hill Tops James Beard Food Awards, Chef Title Split - Bloomberg

The Academy Awards of the culinary world have just been announced.

Image: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

"Among the regional Best Chef winners, Wylie Dufresne of WD-50 triumphed in New York and Stephanie Izard of the Girl & the Goat won in Chicago. Outstanding service went to Del Posto, New York."


The winners included:
Best Chef, Great Lakes: Stephanie Izard, Girl & the Goat,
Chicago.
Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic: Johnny Monis, Komi, Washington, D.C.
Best Chef, Midwest: Colby Garrelts, Bluestem, Kansas City,
Missouri.
Best Chef, New York City: Wylie Dufresne, WD-50.
Best Chef, Northeast: Melissa Kelly, Primo, Rockland, Maine.
Best Chef, Northwest: Gabriel Rucker, Le Pigeon, Portland,
Oregon.
Best Chef, South: Tory McPhail, Commander’s Palace, New Orleans.
Best Chef, Southeast: Joseph Lenn, The Barn at Blackberry Farm,
Walland, Tennessee.
Best Chef, Southwest: Jennifer Jasinski, Rioja, Denver.
Best Chef, West: Christopher Kostow, The Restaurant at
Meadowood, St. Helena, California.
Best New Restaurant: State Bird Provisions, San Francisco.
Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional: Merry Edwards,
Sebastopol, California.
Outstanding Pastry Chef: Brooks Headley, Del Posto, New York.
Outstanding Restaurateur: Maguy Le Coze, Le Bernardin, New York.
Best Restaurant Design or Renovation, 75 Seats and Under: Taavo
Somer for Isa, Brooklyn, New York.
Best Restaurant Design or Renovation, 76 Seats and Over:
Alejandro Barrios Carrero of Alejandro Barrios Carrero Designs
for Juvia, Miami Beach, Florida.


Read the entire article at Bloomberg:


Blue Hill Tops James Beard Food Awards, Chef Title Split - Bloomberg