A common theory about is taste is that there is a strong correlation between an individual's consumption of a particular flavour and his / her preferred intensity. For this reason two individuals might have varying descriptions, in terms of flavour, of the same food product. Natural sugar alternatives have popularised in the last decade due … Continue reading Artificial Sweeteners: How Natural is Natural?
Our grandparents and great grandparents grew up on a variety of different homemade condiments that provided them with an excellent sources of natural vitamins and nutrients. Most of these condiments were made from scratch using locally sourced, seasonal fruits and nuts. As a result their diets were rich and diverse and so they did not … Continue reading Nut Butters: Why are they better?
It is common understanding that adding raw vegetables and fruits to one's daily diet has many health benefits. They add roughage to our system, are richer in certain nutrients and minerals and improve the health of our skin to name a few. While some dieticians suggest that only a portion of what you eat should be … Continue reading Raw Food Diets: The Pros and Cons
Most of us know processed sugar is bad for us. We know that it's advisable to cut down the consumption of processed sugars in the forms of syrups, granules, powders etc., while increasing our intake of naturally found, or intrinsic, sugars. Like fat earlier in the day, today sugar seems to be our biggest enemy. … Continue reading The Two Sides of Sugar
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