Category Archives: Food

The sweet promise of a stale treat

Shopping at Fairway Market the other day, I came upon a pomelo. No, a pomelo is not Romeo’s lost cousin nor is it an Oompa Loompa. If you are unfamiliar with this citrus fruit, it looks a lot like a … Continue reading

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The curse of the last cookie

Does this sound familiar? You are at some social event. There is a tray of cookies standing on the table with only one single piece remaining; surrounded by crumbs like a Queen Ant encircled by her subjects. Some party attendees … Continue reading

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How to start a fad diet business and also, maybe, make some money in the process

Start by conducting a little research; not too much, after all, you don’t want to work too hard. Pick an existing diet or two you favor – at the start you will need to follow the fruits of your creation … Continue reading

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The flip side of x2M

Imagine taking tiny poison pills, not ones that will instantly kill you, but rather wreak havoc over a longer period of time. Further imagine coating these capsules with something sweet, dressing it with cute cartoon characters, and then feeding these to kids. … Continue reading

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Three wishes for Rosh Hashanah

For the Jewish New Year, aka Rosh Hashanah(*), we have established a new family tradition. Rather than, as the ancient custom goes, settle for dipping an apple in honey(**) and wish everyone a happy and sweet year, I have asked my … Continue reading

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A lesson from a cup of Joe

A couple of months ago I have decided to go dairy-free. For years I have settled for lactose-free, but I came to believe that lactose was only part of the problem; the milk protein itself is not a good fit … Continue reading

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Do I really want to eat Hand-Made?

Some items would be considered of higher quality if made by hand. Fine violins and artistic pottery come to mind. But do I really want to consume food that was made by the hands of someone other than a person … Continue reading

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