Nov 9th 2006 10:21AM In reality, most things natural short of butter, lard, and other pure animal fats have nutritional value and health benefits. The key, as mentioned in the post, is to eat variety and eat things in moderation. Chocolate is minimally processed as is coffee and tea, so of course they have health benefits. Really anything that is natural is there for a reason and provides us some sort of benefit.
Mar 27th 2006 12:46AM We're each a foodie in our own way. To me, a foodie is just someone who loves food. Yes, they are snobbish, but they may be snobbish about their cereal or their milk. They may prefer a certain brand of butter, and refuse to eat anything but that.
I think a food critic may lose credibility if they don't like something that is perceived by other gourmets as perfect. However, foodies can be normal people. We don't have to worry about that stuff. We can enjoy what we want, and let the gourmets do their thing. We, the regular people, are more about taste and less about how rare a certain food is, or how much preparation time it took. If I spend 2 hours and make myself an awesome dinner, it often tastes better than a $50 meal that a chef spent all day preparing.
Mar 22nd 2006 2:12PM Great, GM wine. First our food source, then our alcohol.