Ingredients1 pound fingerling potatoes, cleanedKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil1 small red onion, sliced4 large eggs
At a time when commodity producers are enduring a slump in prices for everything from crude oil to iron ore to soybeans, Vietnam’s pepper farmers are prospering.Black pepper trades at about $9 a kilogram 2.2 pounds, from $2 a decade ago, while white pepper costs as much as $13, a threefold gain, according to the International Pepper Community, a producer group in Jakarta.
Speaking from her home in New York, she guides us from the rain forest of Brazil to the latest developments in foods containing genetically modified organisms GMOs. On the way she explains why food is at the heart of human civilization, what we need to do to feed the world in the coming decades, and why it’s not just the quantity of the food we produce that matters, but also the quality.My dictionary says a ratchet is either a tool or rap slang for a diva. What’s the “Big Ratchet”?
We eat first with our eyes. When strawberries are , they seem to taste sweeter. When , it’s disturbing. The understood that, and certainly today’s top chefs exploit it when they plate their food.
The influence of the food lobby has come into the public spotlight over the past week, with revelations that Assistant Health Minister Fiona Nash’s chief-of-staff, Alastair Furnival, has strong links to the food industry. Furnival previously worked as a lobbyist for several food companies and is the co-owner of a firm that has represented the food industry.
Nobody throws away a mason jar on Prince of Wales Island. On this rugged mass of mountain, forest, river and sea in southeast Alaska, most of the several thousand year-round residents subsist at least partially off the generous fat of the land. And much of the bounty is pressure cooked, preserved and stored away for the future.
Sure, Cinco de Mayo is this Sunday — and the perfect excuse to throw a fiesta. But theres no need to wait for the weekend to celebrate. Check out these five quick and easy weeknight Mexican recipes, and make one for dinner tonight!
We’re always being told a traditional Mediterranean-style diet is an incredibly healthy way to eat.
As well as its proven benefits in preventing heart attacks and promoting a longer life generally, it has specifically been shown to help ward off diabetes as well as bowel and prostate cancers. (And it was the only eating plan achieving the maximum score of five out of five in the ABC Health & Wellbeing guide to weightloss diets, reviewed by nutritionist Dr Rosemary Stanton.)
But adopting a truly Mediterranean approach to eating, especially that which stems from the island of Crete in Greece, is not as simple as many cookbooks would have us believe.
While plenty of recipes are promoted as Mediterranean, they aren’t necessarily the ones research has shown to be so good for us, says Associate Professor Catherine Itsiopoulos, from La Trobe University in Melbourne. In fact in most cases they’re not, she says.
There is precious little good data in nutrition science. Every study I’ve seen shows poor statistical methods, conflicts with other studies, or does not show statistically significant results, usually all three. It’s a difficult field because there are simply too many variables and the parameters are difficult to control precisely. This is why diets are fads. I decided to ditch nutrition and focus on biology. The proportions in Soylent are loosely based off the recommendations of the FDA, though I added a couple extras and changed a few based on my testing. Here is what the body needs.
Australia’s two largest grocery retailers, Coles and Woolworths, have vowed to dramatically decrease the availability of pork and egg products sourced from intensive farming systems.
The decision was made to cater for the growing number of consumers who are concerned about the animal welfare impacts of sow stalls and battery cages. The changes may not be comprehensive, or all that’s required, but they will certainly improve the welfare of Australian farm animals.