Older Not Old - Family Meals with Mom

I am a first generation American daughter of parents who were born in Germany. They worked hard to assimilate into American culture — Dad ditched his German accent in high school to avoid being teased by his classmates, Mom made time for youth sports by allowing my sibs to skip Hebrew school on occasion, and

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Story Behind the Story -- Nick Coleman

Anyone following nutrition news over the past few years knows that fat no longer is the bad guy that it was in the 80s and 90s. Apart from the fact that eating a low fat diet made Americans fatter, not slimmer, it turns out that various types of fat don’t harm the body the

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Major culinary and food trends in 2016

On a recent sponsored trip to London, I got a preview into food and culinary trends for 2016, with a perspective from across the pond. Here, a brief write-up in Produce Business UK; photos courtesy of The Big Event (DMC).

http://www.producebusinessuk.com/insight/insight-stories/2016/02/16/foodfluence-event-identifies-major-culinary-and-food-trends-to-watch-in-2016

 

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Older, Not Old: Flavor Bombs with Umami and EVOO

When I was a kid, and later during my dietetics education at UCLA, I learned about the four basic tastes in foods – sweet, sour, bitter, and salty. Relatively recently a fifth taste, umami, joined the classic four. Umami translates as “savory,” and it’s hard to describe in words. To borrow from United States Supreme

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Tale of Two Cities + one, and their farmers markets

Actually a village and two towns, but that’s not how the book title reads. In a true embarrassment of riches, I live within a 10-minute drive of three farmers markets, and each is different.

The upscale Pleasantville Farmers Market is where we go to shmooze first with our friends and buy stuff second. Replete

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Back to Blogging

It took some doing to get me back into blogging. With inspiration from blogger colleagues @karensblog, @robinsbite, @theeverydayrd and so many others, I decided it was time to jump back in.

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist by training, a marketer by education, and a communicator by day (and night). Like my good friend Robyn

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Food as Art and Craft

On a beautiful Saturday in May, my husband and I spent the afternoon at Crafts at Lyndhurst, a well-established and well-attended crafts festival at one of the historic Hudson River mansions. What I noticed more than the art was the food. Whether the organizers were filling booths or filling shopper stomachs, they included in the

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