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My assignment was to travel throughout Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit and report on the food I encountered.
The full article of my culinary adventure is published here, in The Daily Meal.
The corresponding slideshow video of the food is here.
Nothing quite says spring like asparagus. Sure, you can get it year round, but the tastiest asparagus appears this time of year. Your best option is to try to locate some at a farmer’s market, but even if you don’t have one nearby, be sure to ask the produce people in your supermarket when [...]
In the public interest, I offer this infographic. I’m not advocating a particular point of view. Nor can I vouch for the source. Yet I still think there is real value in getting a handle of where all the sugar comes from, and how much of it we’re consuming. And I thought this was a [...]
Remember when avocado was inextricably linked to guacamole? Well now it’s in sandwiches, in smoothies, in breakfast, lunch and dinner meals, and in snacks in between. Avocado has become a national obsession.
I’ll smear it on grainy toast for the kids’ breakfast. And I might even top it off with a few pistachio [...]
Some foods cause inflammation, others eliminate it. That’s all for now.
Excellent article in the NY Times on how an overweight chef lost a whole lot of weight. I include this excerpt below from Allison Adato, the author of the recent book “Smart Chefs Stay Slim.”
ENJOY WHAT YOU LOVE. Chefs like Rick Bayless and Eric Ripert don’t try to supplant chicken-liver crostini with droopy steamed vegetables. [...]
America’s love affair with chicken is understandable. But with chicken breasts…less so. We all have a favorite preparation method and preferred part of the bird. I’m unquestionably a thigh lover and a fan of wings too. I’m OK with the legs, or “drumsticks”, because dark meat chicken has more flavor than the white. The breast [...]