• What can humans do that no other species does?

    October 24th, 2012

    A report in the Guardian yesterday, about a new study which adds to the mounting scientific evidence that our ability to cook has played a significant part in our evolution as human beings. In this study, it speaks specifically about ‘brain power,’ but it’s not such a jump to suggest that this applies to the […]

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  • (Why) Have we fallen out of love with Organic food?

    September 5th, 2012

    An interesting read in the Guardian today in followup to a study released which suggests that ‘organic produce is no better for our health than conventional food.’ It’s hard to take such a claim seriously. Invariably studies are very good at confirming the expectations of those who sponsor or conduct them. The only studies I […]

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  • Mindful Eating

    February 24th, 2012

    ‘The rhythm of life is becoming faster and faster, so we really don’t have the same awareness and the same ability to check into ourselves,’ said Dr. Cheung, who, with the Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh, co-wrote Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life. ‘That’s why mindful eating is becoming more important. We need to be […]

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  • Wond(e)rous Herbs

    September 15th, 2011

    An article from Melanie Waxman’s website: ‘According to research we have been using herbs in medicine and to improve the flavor of the foods for thousands of years. Scientists are now discovering that the early doctors and herbalists knew a lot more than they were given credit for. Many historians believe that herbs were used […]

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  • A passion for sauerkraut

    January 15th, 2011

    Pickles, pickles… what would we do without them? Over the last few years studying with macrobiotic cooks and reading Wild Fermentation by Sandor Ellix Katz, I have realised how fermented food has been for a long time an essential element in all traditional diets and how we can include it today. I am fascinated by […]

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