26 October 2014

To Improve a Memory, Consider Chocolate - NYTimes.com

..."The findings support recent research linking flavanols, especially epicatechin, to improved blood circulation, heart health and memory in mice, snails and humans. But experts said the new study, although involving only 37 participants and partly funded by Mars Inc., the chocolate company, goes further and was a well-controlled, randomized trial led by experienced researchers..."

To Improve a Memory, Consider Chocolate - NYTimes.com


Sippable Molten Chocolate à la Française and an Ancient Chinese Kitchen Staple Revamped

23 October 2014

(Only) Two Rules for a Good Diet - NYTimes.com

Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

"...I get this. I’m a worrier, too, though I tend to expend my neurotic energy on different topics. The overall environment means that you’re pretty much on your own if you try to eat healthfully in spite of the system, and you must take up that battle through a dozen or more decisions each day. But there are two big decisions that can put you on the right path and help you largely steer clear of antibiotics, excess sugar, unwanted chemicals, animal cruelty, and more...."

(Only) Two Rules for a Good Diet - NYTimes.com

09 October 2014

Heritage by Sean Block

Soon to be released:


  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Artisan (October 21, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1579654630
  • ISBN-13: 978-1579654634

"...Brock’s interpretation of Southern favorites like Pickled Shrimp, Hoppin’ John, and Chocolate Alabama Stack Cake sit alongside recipes for Crispy Pig Ear Lettuce Wraps, Slow-Cooked Pork Shoulder with Tomato Gravy, and Baked Sea Island Red Peas. This is a very personal book, with headnotes that explain Brock’s background and give context to his food and essays in which he shares his admiration for the purveyors and ingredients he cherishes..."

Available online at Amazon.com