Beer without gluten

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The gluten-free food trend has certainly been one of the most significant forces to affect the food industry in a long time. The trend has extended to adult drinks as reported this weekend in Wall Street Journal. There is considerable debate and uncertainty as to the underlying science behind it. I’ve had some training in food […]

The verdict on caffeine: “everything in moderation”

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Caffeine remains the world’s most widely used but least understood psychoactive drug with regard to its overall impact on public health. We know that caffeine has both desirable and undesirable effects. These effects are well documented in the medical research and widely accepted by consumers. Yet most, if not all, of the often-cited research dating […]

New Jersey Department of Agriculture: Don’t sell out to the soybean industry

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The future of aquaculture in New Jersey New Jersey Department of Agriculture is headed down a dangerous course by promoting a soy-based aquaculture industry. We should be clear that the program’s sponsor, the United Soybean Board, is the marketing arm of the notorious Monsanto corporation with the help of pesticide maker DuPont. Together they champion […]

Best fish to eat – revised May 2011

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This list is compiled from various sources and was revised May 2011 for updated environmental and health concerns. 1)     Wild Alaska salmon – all wild-caught varieties OK (avoid farmed salmon) 2)     Atlantic mackerel (avoid Spanish and King mackerel due to mercury) 3)     Arctic char (aka iwana as sushi) 4)     Sablefish from Alaska or British fisheries (aka black cod) 5)     Atlantic […]

fresh smoked herring

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I have probably enjoyed smoked herring fillets for the past forty years but today was the first time I made them myself from fresh fish. As a kid, my father introduced us  to King Oscar "kipper snacks" – smoked herring fillets in a can. This was the only canned fish (other than tuna) that we […]

Ninja Barista

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I came across this fascinating new term in a press release for a coffee shop (emphasis added).  Mt. Airy First Friday, Jan 2nd   When: Friday, Jan 2nd, 7-9p Where: 7133 Germantown Avenue, Mt. Airy   InFusion Coffee and Tea hosts a gallery opening and artists reception for our own Ninja Barista, painter & illustrator, […]