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Can you watch and enjoy cooking shows and still be healthy?

Tweet I’m at a bit of an impasse, so let me explain.   As I’ve said many times, I’ve always enjoyed watching cooking shows, ever since I was little.  I relished the new and exciting ingredients, the enthusiasm of the hosts, and the homey comfort of watching food being made.  When I found something particularly interesting, it was ‘into the kitchen I go’ to see if I could recreate it, or build upon it....

Paula Deen’s Diagnosis – A Sign for Change?

Tweet The big news of the day is that Paula Deen admits to having Type 2 Diabetes.  It turns out that, yes, she was diagnosed about three years ago.  At that time, Paula made the decision to keep this information out of the public realm.  It was considered need-to-know information that was only to be shared between herself, her close family members and (presumably) her doctor.   And some would completely agree...

Most Useful Item – AccuSharp Knife Sharpener

Tweet – Fighting the bane of the home cook, a dull knife. –   A dull knife is one of those things a home cook puts up with.  It just seems too difficult and intimidating to learn how to properly use a sharpening stone.  What if you damage your knives in the process?  Better to have dull and somewhat usable knives, instead of being in a situation where you have ruined your knives and are now in...

Jamie’s Food Revolution is Rolling Along

Tweet If you happened to be in the LA area recently, you might have seen a peculiar sight.  A massive red and tan striped truck, sporting a fist of power that happens to be gripping a spoon.   It’s Jamie Oliver taking his Food Revolution to the streets of LA!  Oliver is hell-bent on continuing his fight on obesity, by teaching people how to make simple, healthy, home-cooked food.  And it doesn’t seem to...

Are you a perfectionist in the kitchen?

Tweet Just last week I stopped by to visit a friend who was fretting because the chocolate cake she was making was not turning out very well.  She had watched this cake being made during a Martha Stewart cooking segment on TV and thought it would be a “good thing” to serve to her family members, who happen to be coming over for dinner later that evening.  Unfortunately, her’s did not look remotely like...

Happiness is… Local Foods

Tweet I have recently come to the conclusion that eating locally is not only more nutritious, better for the environment, and supports your local economy, but, getting in the habit of using the freshest and most flavorful local ingredients has the potential to propel my own cooking to the never-before-seen stratospheric heights of gastronomy!  …Ok… I’m only kidding with that last part… but as they...

New Cooking Channel Launches Today

Tweet If you love instructional-based cooking shows, then listen up… there is a new TV channel that is just for you!  It is called “Cooking Channel” and it replaces the old “Fine Living Network” that was offered by Scripts Networks Interactive, the same people who also bring you the Food Network.  The launch of the channel coincides with the Memorial Day holiday in the states. Expect to see some...
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