Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Bouchons of Lyon

For the Bouchons of Lyon, see Les Bouchons Lyonnais: Lyon's answer to the tavern, by Emmanuelle Jary at ViaMichelin Travel.

Friday, April 02, 2010

My Turn: Food allergies are answer to medical mystery - latimes.com

My Turn: Food allergies are answer to medical mystery - latimes.com
by Ed Rockey Special to the Los Angeles Times, April 5, 2010
"After a series of tests and misdiagnoses, he discovers his weakness and nausea were caused by allergic reactions to milk, wheat and other foods."

Friday, March 12, 2010

Döner Kebabs Surpass Hamburger in Germany

The German Missions in the United States publish a Newsleter "The Week in Germany" [TWIG], which is also available online and contains some remarkable facts about "the real world" which suggest, as a recent TWIG article titles one of its paragraphs, that "Integration Through the Stomach" is the key solution to the world's political problems - after all, you are what you eat:
"Integration Through the Stomach
Döner Kebab ©
 picture-alliance/ ZB
The döner kebab is one of the most popular fast foods in Germany.
(© picture-alliance/ ZB )
The döner kebab is one of the most popular fast foods in Germany, and is often available at Turkish-style eateries in cities across the country well into the wee hours of the morning.
"They have even set a record. Last year, more kebabs were sold than hamburgers," actor Adnan Maral, who presents Turkish and Bavarian cuisine on the regional TV station Bayerischer Rundfunk, said in a recent interview published by the Goethe-Institut and at Germany.info.
According to gourmets like Maral, the way to integration is through the stomach."

Monday, January 04, 2010

Secret of a healthy old age may lie in right balance of proteins - Times Online

Secret of a healthy old age may lie in right balance of proteins - Times Online
"They found that an amino acid called methionine had a particularly significant effect. When this was added to a low-calorie diet, the result was increased lifespan without decreased fertility. A reduced methionine intake in an otherwise full diet also had a similar effect.

"Methionine is found at high levels in foods such as sesame seeds, Brazil nuts, wheat germ, fish and meat."

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