Most of us know rice to be bad for us due to its high carbohydrate content and therefore believe we should avoid it. As a rice lover myself, I cannot imagine completely eliminating it from my diet. While rice tends to get written off as unhealthy and calorie-ridden, not every variety is so. Further, swapping … Continue reading Rice: What’s Best for You?
Pasta’s ethnic roots are a topic of cultural debate, many theories exist regarding its origin. One of the most enduring versions is that of Macro Polo having brought it to Italy from China. Whichever the case might be, its rise in popularity can be attributed to numerous factors; the most important being the industrialisation of … Continue reading The Origin of Pasta
There are several ways to classify cheese: origin, production method, milk used, fermentation method, ageing process, etc. For those of us that aren't connoisseurs, cheese is limited to the few commercial or locally available varieties that are usually consumed along with other food items. There are various methods to making cheese. Depending upon the local … Continue reading Understanding Cheese
With Mango season right around the corner, it is essential we remember why one must make the most of it. Mangoes have a host of essential vitamins, antioxidants, nutrients, minerals, etc. which give them an enviable position in the food chain. Loved by most people and animals, this king of fruits has rightfully earned its title … Continue reading Mango: The King of Good Health
Nuts and seeds are mother nature's best gift to mankind. They are versatile, easy to store and extremely delicious. Healthiest in its natural form or lightly toasted on low heat (without oil), they make for the perfect snack option as they can be easily packed and can be stored at room temperature. Why are the referred … Continue reading Brain Food: Nuts & Seeds
Everybody knows breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The old saying goes, "Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a commoner and dinner like a pauper". This was said to encourage a healthy manner of eating, and ensure we get enough fuel to begin our day while ending it with just enough … Continue reading Breakfast for Champions
Bread was first discovered, or rather created in Egypt more than 30,000 years ago. Since then it has travelled across continents changing shape, size, texture and flavour along the way. A staple in most cuisines, bread has had an important role to play in our history and culture. It was common across every strata of … Continue reading Bread in Time
Food production in it's most rudimentary or traditional sense would include what we cook at home. I come from a country and culture wherein we make more things at home than purchasing it from somewhere else. While we've never killed our own meat, except for crabs that still come to my home alive, we've done … Continue reading Cooking to Live
There's a lot to learn from the french when it comes to food, and it does't stop at just preparation. During my time in Paris last month, I had the opportunity to visit a few local crêperies. Of all the desserts and dishes i've come across in France, my favourite would have to be the crepe. I … Continue reading Paris, Gluten & Crepes
Like most people who are fairly comfortable in the kitchen, for a long time I believed I had adept knowledge in making healthy and smart choices when it came to food. However, my real understanding of food only came in when I began working in commercial production. It got me to see food in a … Continue reading What is Good Food?