food and cooking

According to the CBC: “McDonald’s kale salad has more calories than a Double Big Mac” In a quest to reinvent its image, McDonald’s is on a health kick. But some of its nutrient-enhanced meals are actually comparable to junk food, say some health experts. One of new kale salads has more calories, fat and sodium…

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Too good not to share (inspired by: Chocolate-Hazelnut Waffles with Frangelico-Brown-Butter Syrup) Ingredients : 6 oz. (1-1/3 cups) fresh ground whole-wheat flour 2 oz. (2/3 cup) natural cocoa powder 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. kosher salt 3/4 cup granulated palm sugar 2 large eggs, at room temperature 3 oz. (6…

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“Maine Town Declares Food Sovereignty, Nullifies Conflicting Laws.” So reads the headline at the 10th Amendment center blog: The Maine town of Sedgwick took an interesting step that brings a new dynamic to the movement to maintain sovereignty: Town-level nullification. Last Friday, the town passed a proposed ordinance that would empower the local level to…

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Well, following on Arthur’s post on baking bread, I wanted to follow up with “how to bake corn:” Please go read “Baked Buttered Corn” A way to bring some happiness to the end of summer is to take this corn and simply bake it with butter. It’s fabulous. The starchy corn juices create a virtual…

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The back does explain that it’s 76% organic petite sirah, and 24% non-organic grapes. I just thought it was a pretty funny thing to put on the front label, and wonder which consumers are going to be more likely to buy it, knowing that it’s 76% organic.

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Mordaxus emailed some of us and said “I hope this doesn’t mean MG has jumped the shark.” What was he talking about? Apparently, ThinkGeek now has a “Molecular Gastronomy Starter Kit.” For those of you who’ve been hiding in a Cheesecake Factory for the past few years, molecular gastronomy is the art of using science…

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