25 March 2014

"Caffeinated," a History of Our Favorite Stimulant - NYTimes.com





A new publication that should be of interest to the majority of our readers:


"Pure caffeine is a bitter white powder. In the body it blocks the effects of the molecule adenosine, a crucial brake on many physiologic processes. With just enough caffeine in the system, the body’s organs become a little more themselves: the brain a little brainier, the muscles a little springier, the blood vessels a little tighter, the digestion a little more efficient. With too much caffeine, all can accelerate into cardiac arrest."

"Caffeinated," a History of Our Favorite Stimulant - NYTimes.com


Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts, and Hooks Us [Hardcover]
by Murray Carpenter
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Hudson Street Press (March 13, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594631387
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594631382
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 1.3 inches


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16 March 2014

Eater Hires Three Restaurant Critics - NYTimes.com

News of interest:



"Eater, the food blog that started in 2005 as a self-proclaimed restaurant rumor mill, has hired three experienced restaurant critics, an ambitious expansion under its new owner, Vox Media, which acquired Eater.com and its siblings Curbed.com and Racked.com in November."



Eater Hires Three Restaurant Critics - NYTimes.com






05 March 2014

The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Over 100 Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside Out


There seems to be an ever increasing interest in vegetarian and vegan cuisine. If you're a recent convert or long-timer follower of this healthy lifestyle, take a look at this new cookbook, The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Over 100 Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside Out, by Angela Liddon.

"... Angela Liddon focuses her culinary efforts on plant-based, healthy whole foods, free of chemicals and additives. Continuing this tradition, THE OH SHE GLOWS COOKBOOK includes 75 new recipes, as well as more than 25 fan favorites from her blog. Recipes run the gamut, from “power snacks” to smoothies, juices, and teas, as well as breakfast foods, appetizers, salads, soups, entrees, sides, and desserts. There’s a fairly wide variety of dishes to be found, from vegan versions of American favorites (Lentil Walnut Loaf, Grilled Portobello Burger, Lightened-Up Crispy Baked Fries) to more international meals (Creamy Vegetable Curry, Crowd-Pleasing Tex-Mex Casserole, Quick & Easy Chana Masala). Many of the recipes are gluten-free, or include gluten-free substitutions; and Liddon sometimes offers soy-free alternatives, too..."

The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Over 100 Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside Out 
by Angela Liddon
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Avery Trade (March 4, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1583335277
ISBN-13: 978-1583335277
Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.9 x 1 inches

Available online at Amazon.com