Think, Read, Cook

Because no single way of eating works for everybody.

Monthly Archives: May, 2013

Beyond the Food of Kings

Did the ancient Egyptians eat rice? Probably not – rice cultivation, it seems, wasn’t likely introduced there until the 7th century AD. The certainly ate lentils, though; there’s evidence in … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · 21 Comments

Socratic Potatoes

Did Socrates eat potatoes? No; but that was then. These days every Greek restaurant in my city offers the special Greek style roasted potatoes. Do you know the ones I … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · 17 Comments

Prime Rib: Now 76% Less Intimidating!

I cooked my first prime rib roast yesterday. Given the number of years I’ve been alive – which I’m not prepared to state at this point – you’d think I’d … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · 19 Comments

Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Grains: Pasta!

The other day, having lunch with friends at IKEA (because every furniture store should have a cafeteria in it, especially one licensed to serve alcohol), I noticed that they had … Continue reading

May 24, 2013 · 6 Comments

Lovely Bags of Mostly Microbes

Think this is a human being? Think again. This child is only one-tenth human, in terms of its cells. And no, it’s not that seeing Star Trek: Into Darkness on … Continue reading

May 23, 2013 · 10 Comments

A Question of Fat

What’s really going on about saturated, animal-based fat, from a nutritional point of view? You may be wondering why I’m even bothering to ask such a silly question. After all, … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · 38 Comments

A Silk Purse from a Sow’s Shoulder

The other night I found myself with two pork shoulder steaks. They looked something like the picture above, but they were only about 1.5cm thick. I’d bought them because they … Continue reading

May 21, 2013 · 4 Comments

Sweat-Sock Soap Soup! Okay, Not Really.

Cilantro, otherwise known as fresh coriander, is one of those foods that you either love, or detest. For many of us, it’s got a bright flavour that compliments all manner … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · 4 Comments

Something to Do with the Herb that Does Everything

I am a card-carrying dill freak. Dill is truly one of my favourite herbs. As long as you don’t put it on plain boiled potatoes – which will bring back … Continue reading

May 14, 2013 · 7 Comments

My Liebster Nominations

I’m delighted to see that Lords of the Drinks and Why I Can’t Stop Reading have kindly nominated me for a Liebster Award. Thanks very much – you guys have terrific … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · 10 Comments

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