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Book Review: Food Sanity

It’s amazing how many different diets–including Paleo, Atkins, Mediterranean and Keto–we have at our disposal. I myself have tried Tim Ferriss’ slow-carb diet, though I’m familiar with others. One thing is clear: there’s not a lot of consistency in terms of what you may or may not eat from one diet to another.

Leave it to a chiropractor to figure it out.

In Dr. David Friedman’s recently published book, Food Sanity: How to Eat in a World of Fads and Fiction ($19.99, Turner Publishing), which I accepted an offer to review, he pores over unbiased research to debunk myths and create a definitive list of what foods to eat and what foods to avoid.

Via Book Review: Food Sanity « EatDrinkMadison.com

Blue Agave

Blue Agave opened late last year in the former home of the Bayou, bringing yet another Mexican option to downtown. I’ll probably return for happy hour when the drinks aren’t overpriced and to get more of the delicious guacamole.Similar to the Bayou, Blue Agave turns into a dance club after dinner, featuring Latin music.The menu has the expected chicken dishes, burritos, fajitas, chimichangas and tacos. The entrees here are big and filling.

Via Blue Agave « EatDrinkMadison.com

Local

Copenhagen’s big, and Whitewater is small, but we have this advantage that [famous Danish] Chef Redzepi can only match at great expense and effort: we are even now surrounded by fresh, local produce of fine quality and variety. He can – and surely will – find the delicious ingredients he needs for his new establishment.

We, too, have delicious produce, suitable for fine meals, and it’s within our reach even now. Table after table, basket after basket, all around us. Fields, gardens, pastures, greenhouses: we’re brimming with what so many wish they could enjoy.

Via Whitewater’s Advantage Over Copenhagen, Home to One of the Finest Restaurants on Earth @ FREE WHITEWATER.

White steak

Via “Lamb is more Nutritious than any kind of Poultry, Mutton than Lamb, Veal than Mutton, and Beef than Veal; But Pork is more Nutricious than any of these…” @ Althouse.

A Madison restaurant’s deterioration

What was most unfortunate, and why we will never return, was when the food was brought to our table it tasted tonight like the same industrialized version of Mexican food that can be found anywhere else.  The special way of preparing it was gone.   It tasted like fast food but not at the fast food…

Food handlers seek paid sick days

Taff was not alone. At least 75 percent of workers in food preparation and service must choose between working sick or losing their paycheck or their job. Twenty-three percent of workers say they have been fired or threatened with firing for taking time off for themselves or a family member. But the movement to change…

Pricey

“[T]he almond-milk industry is selling you a jug of filtered water clouded by a handful of ground almonds” @ Althouse.

Coercing food choices

Here comes the next part of your intervention, you ignorant folk. We’re going to push harder and harder until you finally go to the store, buy things that so far you haven’t wanted, take those things home, wash them, slice them up, and cook them the right way, the way the people who know better…