April 27, 2007

Too Pretty to Eat

A definite factor in Chicago’s culinary prowess is Alinea. While I certainly want to dine there some day, in the meantime I want framed prints from the website’s food gallery!

These images are quite stunning and look very tasty. My personal favorite is the bacon trapeze-like shot.


Wow. Wow. Wow.

You Are What You Grow

This fascinating article was printed in the New York Times magazine on April 22, 2007. Written by Michelle Pollan of University of California, Berkley, it addresses the farm bill that is up for reconsideration this year and its immense impact on not only the American food industry, but the world’s. She poignantly explains:

A public-health researcher from Mars might legitimately wonder why a nation faced with what its surgeon general has called “an epidemic” of obesity would at the same time be in the business of subsidizing the production of high-fructose corn syrup. But such is the perversity of the farm bill: the nation’s agricultural policies operate at cross-purposes with its public-health objectives.

Read the entire article here.

To Make Our Lives Easier-Envirosax Bags

I am sure many of you have been in a situation where you are walking out to your car after shopping at the grocery store with several plastic bags in your hands and …..OH NO! One breaks and all your food spills out. I know it has happened to me and not only is it embarrassing but it’s annoying. Or what about the collection of plastic bags you have left over after you put all your groceries away? It’s a waste to throw them all away, but seriously, what are you going to do with them?

That is where the new and creative invention of Envirosax bags come in handy. As stated on the website, “Envirosax bags provide an exclusive range of eco friendly reusable shopping bags, while introducing an exciting new medium for the message of environmental sustainability.” These inexpensive, colorful, and stylish bags will only cost you $6.50 each! So what are you waiting for? For tips on living and eating Green, check out our Eco-Friendly Living section of the site!

April 26, 2007

Pimp Our Website

If the editorial team here at Recipe4Living.com had blue and yellow celebratory cigars, we would smoke them. And well, if we liked smoking cigars. The point is it’s time to celebrate; the new Recipe4Living is now up and running, and we couldn’t be prouder!! Maybe we’re biased, but we think it’s really quite pretty. New community features will be added in the next couple of weeks. These include:

User Profiles
Commenting on all Recipes and Articles
Your Own Recipe Box
Shopping List
Nutritional Calculator
And More!

Most importantly, we want to know what our dedicated readers and first-time visitors think about our new look and what they would like to see us bring to Recipe4Living.com. We will cherish every suggestion!

Click here to take our short survey!

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