Author: Crystal

Bookmarks–February 12, 2024

Bookmarks–February 12, 2024

Are Brie and Camembert endangered cheeses? Plus, intermittent fasting, plant protein and healthy aging, and–in the kitchen–how to improve stir-fries and use up stale bread. All in this edition of Bookmarks, along with ruminations on the humble and woefully inadequate pizza box.

Jackfruit–A Primer

Jackfruit–A Primer

I served my pulled jackfruit on a wholegrain bun with Alabama White Sauce and a side of coleslaw. It was very good and has inspired me to cook with jackfruit more often.

Bookmarks–January 30, 2024

Bookmarks–January 30, 2024

In this edition, the controversy surrounding salted tea, warnings about sugar in gummy supplements and caffeine in “charged” drinks, and the very interesting history of Surinamese rice. Plus, tips on how to store chocolate.

Bookmarks–December 23, 2023

Bookmarks–December 23, 2023

Topics include: sugar, food fraud, rethinking how or whether we should eat chicken, and why food expiry dates (mostly) don’t matter.

Alabama White Sauce

Alabama White Sauce

Alabama white sauce is food alchemy at its finest, combining mayonnaise, which I generally like, with an ingredient I generally don’t–horseradish–and ones I can normally only tolerate in small doses–black pepper and mustard–into something I cannot get enough of.

Bookmarks–November 12, 2023

Bookmarks–November 12, 2023

From millet and managing blood sugar to the wild world of plant breeding…Plus the origins of spiral ham and a rebrand of a classic name in salt.