Now that all four of my children are away at college, and by away, I mean the closest one is three hours away and the furthest is 2000 miles away, the days of cooking for six are finished—at least on a regular basis. Not only did I cook for six, but they demanded leftovers.
As the late cultural chef, Anthony Bourdain, advised, “Don’t be afraid of random acts of hospitality… be open, without judgement or fear. Walk in their shoes, or at least eat their food. It’s a plus for everybody.”
Of all the global cuisines, there’s nothing that quite compares with the taste and experience of eating traditional, authentic, Italian home cooking.
What I grew up learning to be healthy as a child, I now know not to be. In elementary school, we studied the food pyramid extensively, and it is now disregarded as a standard for healthy eating. I grew up thinking that I should drink milk to be healthy, as it is a source of calcium. Now I know that milk doesn’t have that much calcium, and doesn’t have many nutritional benefits.
Giant crystal tasting balloons are brought to your table with great pomp and ceremony, encased in a smoke-filled glass dome that is removed extravagantly. It’s almost comical, but don’t laugh. Drinking elite rum here is a serious business.
Metal Detectors occupy an irreplaceable place in production lines of food companies today and its future only seems to look brighter.
We’ve visited this part of the US on several previous occasions and, in spite of typical Canadian trepidation about guns and violence, have never failed to be impressed by the genuine hospitality, tons of attractions and outstanding cuisine in the Lone Star State.
I like to cook. But I’m a busy person. For most of my meals, I try to come up with something that’s made from scratch, with ingredients that were grown, and/or raised humanely. I stay away from overly processed foods about 90% of the time. Here’s a few examples of my most popular half-scratch meals.
Regardless of what kind of job you have, getting dinner on the table when you are a busy parent is no easy task, but it’s not impossible. I also cook from scratch as much as possible. Here’s a few tips on how to get homemade-ish meals on the table that your family will love.
Along the way many foods have been given a bad rep. “Experts” of all sorts have tried to establish their credentials by coming up with lists of foods to eat and foods to avoid. Fad diets are simply that, the key to a long-term healthy diet is to simply make smart and healthy choices. That means that Chinese delivery and Chinese buffets can be included in your meal plans.