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Steak – A Book Review

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What exactly makes a memorable tasting steak so memorable? What are the components from cow to plate that set the stage for such an experience? In Mark Schatzker’s book Steak: One Man’s Search for the World’s Tastiest Piece of Beef  the author travels to six different countries, and raises his own cow in order to unlock the secret to what makes …

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The Dorito Effect – A Book Review

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What do you know about flavor? How much do you value flavor? Why do we eat the food we eat? Hint: it has to do with flavor. Most people associate flavor with the word “taste.” “This tastes good. This doesn’t taste good.” “Food that is good for me tastes bad. Food that is bad for me tastes good.” For most, …

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Pasture Perfect – A Book Review

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How can you benefit from choosing meat, eggs, and dairy products from 100% grass-fed animals? Jo Robinson’s Pasture Perfect answers this. Essentially there are four primary benefits that come with pastured produced products: they’re great for – your health, the animals, the farmers, and the planet. It’s a four-dimensional win-win. Pasture farming is the type of farming I’m interested in …

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Eating On The Wild Side – A Book Review

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After reading Jo Robinson’s Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health I feel a sense of vindication. When I was young I was labeled a “picky eater.” Primarily, because like a lot of kids I didn’t like to eat vegetables. It turns out my “picky” eating habits were not due to me being an overly selective …

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Nourishing Broth – A Book Review

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It’s official: Bone broth is the new coffee. Not really, but bone broth has recently reemerged into popular culture and people are taking notice. I saw an article recently about a man in New York who was selling cups of bone broth like coffee stands sell coffee – and he was doing quite well. More and more restaurants are offering …