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Chicken with Caramelized Onions and Honey

One of the reasons I wanted to start a blog was to force me to actually cook some recipes from all the cookbooks I have. In the Internet age, I all too often bookmark a recipe to try and ignore my huge bookshelf full of all sorts of cookbooks: slow-cooker recipes, cuisines from around the […]

Summer Reading Round-up

I started a job in November that requires me to commute into DC, 30+ minutes on the train each way. At first I was upset that the amount of time I would spend commuting every day would double, but then I realized: Riding a train is about 9,000 times less stressful than driving in rush hour. […]

Book Review: Farmacology

Farmacology by Daphne Miller, MD     That’s it. I’m quitting my job and moving to a farm. Well, I wish. But really, this book was enthralling. And it makes so much…sense. Dr. Daphne Miller visited several different farms, each taking a holistic approach to their product. Whether raising cattle, growing vegetables, making wine, or […]

Book Review: Fat Chance

Fat Chance by Robert H. Lustig, MD “Nature made sugar hard to get. Man made it easy to get.” The premise of this enlightening and informative book is that sugar (more specifically, fructose) is slowly poisoning us all. Consumption of fructose has doubled in the past 30 years (high fructose corn syrup was invented in […]

Book Review: Pandora’s Lunchbox

Pandora’s Lunchbox by Melanie Warner   This fascinating book delves deep into just where all that processed food comes from and how it winds up in our grocery stores. While Salt Sugar Fat concentrated on the big three most often assailed food additives, Warner takes a different tack and delves into the world of where […]

Book Review: Make the Bread, Buy the Butter

Make the Bread, Buy the Butter by Jennifer Reese (of Tipsy Baker), 2011 This is the book I have been waiting for my. Whole. Life. I know my previous two book reviews were about all the terrible food out there any why you should never ever ever eat any of those processed nightmares the Big […]

Book Review: Salt Sugar Fat

Salt Sugar Fat By Michael Moss   Michael Moss, the Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist who brought “Pink Slime,” the beef by-product, to light in 2009 (which might still be in your store- or restaurant-bought ground beef, by the way), brings us this book, which tackles the way the food industry works to get us hooked on three […]

Book Review: The Science of Skinny

The Science of Skinny: Understanding your body’s chemistry – and stop dieting forever Dee McCaffrey, 2012 Read the first half of this book (the Science). And if you do decide to read the Skinny half, well, take it with the proverbial grain of salt. The book starts out with the background of the author. She […]

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