Fat comes in many forms in food. There’s good fat, bad fat, hydrogenated fat, mono saturated fat, etc. Fat constitutes a big part of our diet, it is through which we get our vital nutrients and nourishment. Its role however has evolved in many ways over the last century. From being something that’s good and … Continue reading Fat: Weighing Our Options
Sugar, Salt and Fat are present in almost everything we eat and drink. This week I begin a 3-part series which will talk about some of the most misunderstood additives in packaged foods. These additives are often misinterpreted on ingredient labels, and their corresponding side effects are dire. Through marketing gimmicks and false advertising food … Continue reading Sugar: The Inside Out
On my first day at pastry school in France each of us was asked what we hope to achieve from doing this course. We were a batch of eleven people, from ten different countries. Some wanted to continue working in specialized fields and the rest wanted to set up patisseries of their own. Only two … Continue reading The Wonderland of Dietary Constraints
In my few short years of working as home baker, one of the most frequently requested item has been gluten free bread. I run a bakery that specialises in additive free bread and so most people automatically assume that I would be able to provide them with healthy gluten free products. I find it most … Continue reading Gluten & It’s Intolerance
Whole foods refer to those foods that are closest to their natural form. Anything that has not been processed or minimally processed like in the case of pasteurized milk, would come under the bracket of whole foods. Whole foods are good for us because they contain good fats, fibres and a wide range of phytochemicals … Continue reading Whole Foods: A Processed Form of Eating
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?