Thursday, April 30, 2009

Mark Your Calendar: World Cocktail Week May 6-13

World Cocktail Week. You know what to do!

Eating and the Environment

From Chocolate & Zucchini: Tips for a Green Kitchen, Part 1 and Part 2. One of the tips included is to cut down on meat consumption. This is the basic idea set forth in Mark Bittman's new book, Food Matters.

Bittman argues that if people cut back on consuming animal products (as well as refined carbs and junk food) there will be positive effects for health and the environment. For example, Bittman suggests confining consumption of animal products to just the evening meal, and focus on eating vegetables and whole grains during the remainder of the day.

The video below, in which Bittman discusses the policy behind his suggestions, is persuasive. I am going to confine consumption of meat, fowl and fish to one meal each day.

This might be fun - mushroom pate anyone?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

NYT Interviews Scientist Richard Wrangham, Author of "Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human"

From The New York Times today an interview with Dr. Richard Wrangham. Wrangham's new book is Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human. "Our ancestors were able to evolve," according to Wrangham, "because cooked foods were richer, healthier and required less eating time."

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Four Recommended Sites for Purchasing Wine on the Web

In this weekend's Wall Street Journal, wine columnists Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher write about online wine shopping. After identifying some of the problems with web sites selling wine, Gaiter and Brecher recommend four that do it well. These four are:

  •, the web site of K&L Wine Merchants.
  •, a California-based web-only store.
  •, site of the New York-based Astor Wines & Spirits.
  •, based in San Francisco.

Even if you prefer to buy locally, these sites are fun to browse.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Welcome to Something Good to Eat

Welcome! This blog is about preparing delicious food and enjoying affordable wine.

My food philosophy? Maximize deliciousness in your diet. Minimize manufactured products being sold as "food".

Now, let's have something good to eat.