For The Love Of Food

by | Nov 4, 2011

For The Love of Food

Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.

In case you missed it, I just started a new mythbusting column over at the ZocDoc blog, where I’ll be publishing new articles every Tuesday. Check out my first piece Is Microwave Cooking Dangerous? Fact vs. Myth.

There were some very thought provoking articles this week, and I especially recommend Bittman’s piece on local food and elitism as well as the Treehugger piece on dietary fundamentalism. Great stuff.

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4 Responses to “For The Love Of Food”

  1. The article about local food was depressing. Michelle Obama got a lot of publicity about her White House garden, and there is so much hype about growing our own vegetables and farmer’s markets, etc. but the reality is that things are getting worse in America, not better. It seems if you want to follow the obesity trail, just follow the corn trail.

    The article on food aversions was interesting. I can think of a food I can no longer eat because someone else got sick while I was making it and even the smell of it now makes me sick.

  2. Chez Us says:

    Darya – thanks for the shout-out on our sweet potato salad. Question, what would you use in place of agave nectar? I normally would use unprocessed sugar; but, am playing with agave nectar. I have been playing with agave as I have heard it is a good substitute for people who are diabetic. L’s father is, and I have been playing with it, when I bake, so he can eat some of the treats. Any other suggestions for substitutes?

    • Darya Pino says:

      It’s tough because pretty much all sugar is bad. In recipes like your salad I would honestly just leave it out. If it’s in there for browning, I’d add butter, or just a tiny sprinkle of table sugar or honey instead. Even a dash of balsamic vinegar is often sweet enough. The extra fructose in agave isn’t ideal, it doesn’t raise blood sugar but still induces insulin resistance via liver toxicity.

  3. freeman dennis says:

    you may be a little hasty in condemning the “eat more often” crowd. see dr sharma’a nov 1 post on keeping glucose levels up and the new book “will” cites studies that ones overall willpower and ability to resist temptation is reduced when glucose levels drop and they suggest eating every 4 hrs. however one must of couse eat less at each sitting.

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