August 29, 2008

Food In The News: Weekly Roundup

The First Annual American Slow Food Festival – The unlikely host of Oakland, California hosts our nations’ first eco-food movement’s get together.

Two out of three restaurants don’t make it – That’s a huge percentage! (New York Times)

Onion goggles – Remember our video about “How to Chop an Onion Without Crying?” – well now, you don’t have to watch it. You can just buy onion goggles.

Top 10 Favorite Kitchen Gadgets – Which ones do you like? (San Francisco Chronicle)

How DOES the fortune get inside the cookie?!New York Times investigates.

Drink milk after exercise – I always thought you were supposed to drink gatorade or something high in electrolytes but apparently milk is the way to go!

August 28, 2008

The Omnivore’s 100: How Many Have You Eaten?

Do you think you’re an adventurous eater? Are you the type of person who would  eat a snake, or an insect? Would you embrace a bowl of raw ground beef and bite into a snail with excitement? Well we’re about to find out just how adventurous you really are.

Very Good Taste blog came up with a list of foods that they feel every omnivore should eat in their life time, and they labeled it the “Omnivore’s 100. They challenged us bloggers to copy the list, mark everything we have tried and cross off anything we wouldn’t. Bold means you’ve eaten it, crossed out means you wouldn’t touch it in a million years. How fun! I also took the liberty of linking those terms that might not be as self-explanatory to their Wikipedia definitions (you’re welcome!). So far, I’ve only tried 36 out of the 100 foods. It might have basic foods like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on there, but if you ask me this list is pretty ambitious!

So here is the list, along with my results.

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August 27, 2008

Hola Fruta Sherbet Review

I never thought much about fruit sherbet before. Even though it’s something that functions in the same way that ice cream does,  I always forget about it when I’m choosing what to have for dessert. There was never anything truly exciting about it, it was just sort of there. But the Hola Fruta company has changed my perspective. Putting fruit sherbet back on the scene in more ways than one, they’ve helped me discover that fruit sherbet can actually be a pretty delicious and healthy dessert!

That’s my two cents. I tried the strawberry and pina colada flavors and I thoroughly enjoyed them. But we also conducted an in-house taste test at Recipe4Living so go check out what my fellow tasters had to say!

Montreal’s Atwater Market

Well, that’s it folks. Search no more. I’ve found the ultimate farmer’s market. And it’s not in America. It’s in Canada. Montreal to be specific. It’s called Atwater Market and it’s everything any food lover could hope for.

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