The Dark Side of the Iconic French Fry

What is it about french fries?  How can someone who doesn't even like potatoes, love french fries?  One could say that the reason they have remained relevant for centuries lies within their irresistible flavor, but is that enough anymore?  Health food has taken America by storm and people are responding to the benefits of eating well.  Nutritive foods not only taste better, they are entering the culinary arena with bold new textures and flavors created by talented chefs like Chole Coscarelli and Tal Ronnen.

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What Are We Eating? Challenging the Health Benefits of Traditional Foods

I recently watched a documentary titled What the Health? which challenged the validity of reported health benefits associated with animal products in the American diet.

I wasn't aware of the extent to which animal products are affecting our health or how the consumption of animal protein has been directly linked to major degenerative diseases.  I have watched several documentaries on alternative ways of eating over the years, also backed by medical research and industry professionals but unlike other movies, What the Health? made me question my own beliefs about dietary health.  

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The home cooked meal, a tradition worth keeping.

I may not be able to convince you that cooking your own meals is the way to go, but maybe you'll identify with some of the reasons why I chose to go back to preparing food at home.  Although I have worked as a culinary professional, cooking at home and/or for family is a skill that just about anyone can master.  You simply need to love food, and have an open attitude towards learning to be a competent at-home cook.  Read on for some useful tips to get started:

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