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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Acquiring a taste

Yesterday I participated in a Chinese Tea Ceremony in the tradition of the Ming Dynasty style. This is my fourth or fifth time taking part in such an event. During the ceremony, Tea Master Sifu Ken Lo, brewed for the … Continue reading

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Are people who love ice-cream more optimistic by nature?

I was made privy today to a piece of information: turns out that ice-cream parlors in the winter-cold North-East, make most of their revenues not during the scorching summer days, but actually during some of the early spring days; days … Continue reading

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What to eat?

Over the years I have tried various sorts of diets and food regimes. Not so much for the purpose of losing weight, but rather for leading a healthier lifestyle. I am, at current, and have been for the past 15+ … Continue reading

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