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World Food Thursdays 2

Diversity is the key to life, diverse cultures, ways of cooking, things to eat and — very importantly — diverse micro-flora in your gut. One of the things I love about food and cooking is that there is always another way to cook something, always a new dish or combination of food flavors possible. As a chef, I spent a lot of time freelance catering and had to learn quickly how to work for all kinds of different chefs, each one had their own particular way to cook a noodle, sear a steak, whisk a hollandaise, blanch a vegetable and they all wanted it done their way. Most of them were convinced their way was the only best way to do each thing. I feel fortunate to have learned so many different techniques, from so many brilliant minds, and to learn that there everyone has their own way to get to their goal.

World Food Thursdays 1

World Food Thursdays 1

Our slogan here at Hella Delicious is Local Food // Global Flavor. Food for Roots, Health, Peace and Community. For millennia greedy, unscrupulous people have adulterated food in order to make a bigger profit. This happens all over the world, in Myanmar, for example, since people there know that abo ...

Artisan Cheese Cultivators

Artisan Cheese Cultivators

This is a really fantastic post, by Jeanne Carpenter regarding a conference she attended about cheese. Jeanne runs her company, Wisconsin Cheese Originals, and promotes the state's artisan cheeses. I really appreciated the love these cheesemakers have for their bacteria, it is amazing what delicious ...

Real Milk Revolution

Real Milk Revolution

Please feel free to copy and post any or all of this information and images. (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License) The grassroots Real Milk movement was begun years ago, by Sally Fallon Morell in the US. Here in Canada, Michael Schmidt gave the movement an opportunity wh ...

The Amazing Health Benefits of Kefir

The Amazing Health Benefits of Kefir

Reposting of the information about kefir put together over at www.bovinity.webs.com. A wonderful and well-researched look into how kefir can help with cancer, herpes, IBS, immune disfunction, allergies, colitis and leaky gut among many other things. Alternate names for milk-based Kefir Grains (a ...

A Culture Without Self-Correction

A Culture Without Self-Correction

When I read, I like to collect my favorite quotes and passages. I have been doing this since I was in high-school so some of my quotes I have lost the references for. I was just looking though my old archives and found this series of quotes and excerpts. With all the info that Wikileaks has finally ...

Grape Kombucha Soda

Grape Kombucha Soda

This is a very simple technique that makes an extra tasty batch of kombucha. By adding fruit juice after the ten day fermentation period you get a fizzier drink, which means there is more alcohol. This drink is very much like a grape soda, but good for you! I have been making kombucha lately ...

Kevin Annett and Canada’s Genocide

Kevin Annett and Canada’s Genocide

We moved to Canada a couple years ago, and didn't know about much about Canada's history of colonization. I just watched the documentary Unrepentant: Kevin Annett and Canada's Genocide and I cried. The film gives details of torture and murder of children perpetrated by nuns and other Christians ...

Unexpected Incidents in Egypt

Unexpected Incidents in Egypt

My life in here in Beba has been similar to the previous posts I have written. I am still living here at the church and teaching English in two different towns. I have a couple more stories about Egyptians that I find telling about the culture as a whole. Both of them actually happened as I was t ...

Natural Diet – Masanobu Fukuoka

Natural Diet – Masanobu Fukuoka

The One-Straw Revolution is Masanobu Fukuoka's manifesto about natural food and farming. It is a collection of short essays that were translated from Japanese. Masanobu was trained as a scientist, but rejected modern agribusiness and centuries of agriculture lore. He perfected what he called the ...