diet for a new millenium

In the quest to become a better chef and teacher, I have read every book published over the last twenty years about changing the way we eat as a nation. Each one of them says basically the same things about the long term (and short term) costs of a fast food nation and a culture of convenience in food choices.

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Eat real food.

  “Eat food, real food, mostly plants.” Thank you to Michael Pollan for boiling it down into one easy rule that makes complete sense. The only problem, of course, is that most of us grow up in urban settings and have next to no exposure to the actual food chain and how it actually gets from farm to table. No

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more meatless meals matter | vegan recipes Chef Gretchen Hanson

Beans. Pulses, Legumes and Grains

Bean Cooking Guide Soak Beans overnight if possible. Drain soaking liquid and replenish with cold clear water to cover in non reactive pot. Bring to a quick boil then turn off heat and let sit for 20 minutes. Drain water again (this is the third time), replenish water to cover by two inches. Bring to a low boil, turn down

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trailer parks and pulp fiction

I have been contemplating recently the nature of true love. Not because it is February and it is the ‘love month,’ but because I am trying to figure out what I have done wrong and what I have done right. I am looking at the past three decades, and the people that I have loved, and wondering where it all

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food labeling laws and other fairy tales

As some of you know I spent this last week with Hadyn at Disney watching her perform with her theatre troop. I love Disney. I grew up less than 80 miles from Anaheim and some of my fondest memories of childhood were of the Magic Kingdom. However, neither Holly or Hadyn had ever expressed any desire to go and we

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