Oct 24th 2007 2:38PM Yes avoid these foods but better yet - Don't feed them to your kids - or mine. Please consider the next generation!
Chose artisan charcuterie and cheese. Eat grass fed or pastured-raised meat and poultry (and eggs!). Don't buy products which contain high fructose corn syrup or partially hydrogenated oils. Actually try to avoid packaged/processed food altogether. Buy organic fruit & vegetables (and buy seasonal produce.) Buy organic milk and butter from a responsible and sustainable dairy. Eat local when you can.
Pay attention to what you eat.
Jul 3rd 2007 12:14AM Artisan Food, Wine & Cheese
Jul 1st 2007 8:20PM At least lose the Velveeta and use actual CHEESE in the recipe. It tarnishes the good name of Mom to use sub-par ingredients.
Jun 1st 2007 6:53AM Eating (organic) apples and more fish seems like a good plan for pregnancy (and perhaps all round)but always check with your doctor first before making extreme changes in eating during pregnancy. You have to watch for over-eating fish (especially certain kinds) because of mercury levels and poor fishing practices. I highly suggest you check with the Seafood Watch program at Monterey Bay Aquarium before stepping up to your local fish counter.
Jan 15th 2007 3:43PM I'm currently crazy about Robiola di Castagna from Gianni Cora (wrapped in Chestnut leaves). The Robiola Rosso (wrapped in cherry leaves) is also amazing. It's worth seeking out an artisan robiola - a leaf wrapped one if you can find it (try www.formaggiokitchen.com or www.artisanalcheese.com). We also loved Robiola Sapore di Bosco from Arrigoni.
Jan 2nd 2007 12:59AM Definitely Manresa in Los Gatos, CA takes the #1 spot - a fantastic meal and a destination - don't miss it!
We had a great meal at the Farmhouse Inn in Forestville, CA - it deserves honorable mention. Here's some pictures and comments on that dinner...
Jan 2nd 2007 12:56AM 2006 was a great year for food & wine books. What to Drink with What You Eat by Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page is probably the most useful food & wine book of 2006. What to Eat by Marion Nestle is a must read. Others of import are Omnivore's Dilemna, Slow Food Revolution, and Appetite for Profit. Not so important to read but really fun cookbooks of 2006 are Tartine, Essence of Chocolate, Kaiseki, and Arabesque. In Cheese - the 2 - 2006 releases: Murray's Cheese Handbook and The Definitive Guide to Canadian Artisanal and Fine Cheeses.
Jan 1st 2007 2:32PM Wow that castle is amazing! I love the wrap around dragon. I wonder what they used? Here's our houses - nothing that matches these though!
Sep 12th 2006 7:02PM I was able to enjoy one of these gorgeous looking tarts at the so noted picnic. What a lovely thing it was. I don't agree on the marshmallow call though - definitely a tart fit for stiff whipped cream.
Sep 12th 2006 6:56PM I'm really intrigued to try Somerset Pomona - particularly with a nice hunk of a Neal's Yard Cheddar - does know if there is a US importer and if so who it is?