Sunday, January 30, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Meals and In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto, both are also wonderful.
*Don't fall for the food industry's latest scam: products reformulated to contain "no HFCS" or "real cane sugar". These claims imply these foods are somehow healthier, but they're not. Sugar is sugar.
*The healthiest food in the supermarket - the fresh produce - doesn't boast about its healthfulness, because the growers don't have the budget or the packaging. Don't take the silence of the yams as a sign they have nothing valuable to say about your health.
*You're better off eating the real thing in moderation than bingeing on "lite" food products packed with sugars and salt.
*It's not food if it's called by the same name in every language. (Think Big Mac, Cheetos, or Pringles)
*Eat animals that have themselves eaten well. It's worth looking for pastured animal foods in the market - and paying the premium prices they typically command if you can.
*There is no such thing as a healthy soda.
*Old wives test: If you're not hungry enough to eat an apple, then you're not hungry. Food is a costly antidepressant.
*According to the National Gardening Association, a seventy-dollar investment in a vegetable garden will yield six hundred dollars' worth of food.
*Gas stations have become "processed corn stations": ethanol outside for your car and high-fructose corn syrup inside for you. Don't eat here.
It's a really funny and great book. Highly recommended. You can borrow it from me if you want.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
20x200: IT'S ART FOR EVERYONE.
Some of my favorites:
“Resolutions are like goldfish; if you never kept one alive for a week? Either care more or try other things. Just quit acting so surprised.” ~Merlin Mann
Sunday, January 16, 2011
ALSO, I know that half of my blog posts are youtube videos, but I really can't help it sometimes. I'm completely obsessed with this commercial (but I don't drink beer). I love the commercial, especially the music. The Asteroid Galaxy Tour is my new favorite band.