Salis Est Vita

All your emulation centers on the saltworks; instead of ploughs and scythes, you work rollers whence comes all your gain. Upon your industry all other products depend for, although there may be someone who does not seek gold, there never yet lived the man who does not desire salt… –Cassidorus, A.D. 523 We’ve considered the […]

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Salty Dog Blues

Let me be your salty dog Or I won’t be your man at all Honey, let me be your salty dog. –Salty Dog Blues, the Morris Brothers version I’ve been meaning to get to salt for a while and finally it’s time. Salt is an enormous issue in the world of food. Some people view […]

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Mass Confusion

Only a fool would discount his doctor’s opinion: and only a fool would do whatever his doctor told him without wise consideration.

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American Cuisine

I am proud to be an American. Because an American can eat anything on the face of this earth as long as he has two pieces of bread. -Bill Cosby On my vacation in America, I have learned some very important things. This is my second time to really observe Americans in the wild since […]

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A Tale of Traveling

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime. –Mark Twain So now I am out of Asia and back in America, […]

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Results

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing. ― Clive James I would like to explain to you today the results of my personal test of the Resistant Starch Craze. I wrote about this starch in this post, which […]

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Aww, Nuts

Worldly riches are like nuts; many a tooth is broke in cracking them, but never is the stomach filled with eating them. –Rabbi Nachman of Breslov If you putter around the low carb world for very long, you’ll see that we have a strange relationship to nuts. On the one hand, you’ve got people using […]

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