I’d have thought that an article in last Sunday’s New York Times Magazine, Eat Your Heart Out by Gretchen Reynolds, would have made me happy. I’ve long argued that America’s terror of fat and salt is misguided and blown grossly out of proportion. But all the piece did was make me mad. It notes a study that found that men with heart disease who reduced their intake of meat and saturated fats and increased the polyunsaturated fats in their diet were more likely to die of a heart attack than the control group who maintained their customary diet. It noted the existence of a “small but unsettling body of data suggesting that consuming polyunsaturated oils … may … increase your risk of heart disease.” (There’s lots of hemming and hawing in the piece due to the contrarian Read On »

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Great ideas for making gnocchi from Mark Bittman and Mario Batali, via New York Times.

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More chefs are now preparing these little sea gems learn more about them, via NYT.

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Here are some recipes for you to bake that new pie or tart for Thanksgiving, via NYT.

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The importance of food in our society has been gaining steam over the years and has crept into individuals value systems, via NYT.     

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