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Health, diet & nutrition

  • Ode to the Egg

    It’s the simplest, most basic of foods, the one cooks turn to when there’s nothing to eat in the house—because there’s almost always an egg or two in the pantry, ready to…

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    Eat Your Veg. Please.

    I just spoke on the phone for 22 minutes, in my gravelly early-morning voice (with a cold coming on yet), with an Italian radio interviewer about Italian/Mediterranean food and its influence on…

  • Alarming News From China

    China now has more people with diabetes or pre-diabetes than the entire population of the United States. The alarming news was published in the Wall Street Journal’s blog, China Realtime Report, quoting…

  • Ribollita for the Olive Harvest

    Friends who are vegetarians are arriving next week to help with the olive harvest and I’ve been trying to come up with hearty, filling, main-course vegetarian dishes that will not mean a…

  • The Brightness of Pomegranates

    In Israel for a few days, I’m hearing a lot about “the new Israeli cuisine.” From my perspective, it seems firmly rooted in Middle Eastern antecedents, with a healthy dose of California…