The Foodie: Superfoods - May 19, 2008 12:05 AM
The recent boom in the blueberry market has nothing to do with excitement over the release of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Instead, it stems from the use of a new ubiquitous buzzword: superfood. The word superfood is why you find yourself hovering over the bottle of pomegranate juice or contemplating the cereal fortified with goji berries. But what exactly makes a food super? In many cases, the extra nutrients directly correlate to extra cash in a manufacturer’s pocket, so it’s in your best interest to know whether a food is truly essential or just a product of a marketing ploy.
The Foodie: Men vs. Women - May 19, 2008 12:02 AM
Men and women eat differently. And rightly so, because we have different dietary needs. How can food help us optimize our health for our biological needs, and which foods will get the job done?
The Foodie: Growing and Cooking with Herbs - May 15, 2008 12:20 AM
Herbs can be a perfect introduction to gardening for those with limited space or little experience. Find out the history of various herbs, which herbs will flourish in your climate and how to grow them, and which ones pack the most punch in a recipe. Filling your home with the scent of lavender, lemon verbena or mint is easier than you think.
The Foodie: A Good Cup of Coffee - May 08, 2008 12:25 AM
by Liz Colville
For years, coffee has meant far more than your basic cup of joe; aficionados carefully judge its foam, froth, mouth feel, scent and presentation. FindingDulcinea pays tribute to the art of coffee and its most successful artists.
The Foodie: Spring Takes Root in the Kitchen - April 17, 2008 12:25 AM
There are plenty of reasons to celebrate the first days of spring. Cooks and food lovers take particular delight in the shoots and buds that mark the advent of the warmer months. Put your Chilean peaches and Chinese tomatoes away and support local farmers markets and restaurants that feature regional produce. Dig into a homemade rhubarb pie and you’ll know spring has sprung.