INTERESTING FOOD (4/2/05)
American marketing practices would have you believe
that to eat healthy means sacrificing flavor. Of course it is a
fallacy. Here are some links to food products I find both
and healthy. One must acquire a palette for a lot of these.
expect any of these to taste like a donut.) But once you do, I
you'll find them quite enjoyable.
- Duchy Originals These are hearty oaten
from organic oats harvested from His Royal Highness's Gloucestershire
farm. Oddly enough, the first impression I had was that they
food for the corgis. (Not that I routinely eat dog food, mind
But there is a very pleasant, lingering oat flavor.
- Tea What is a biscuit without tea? Black
tea and green tea have chemicals believed to be antioxidants.
This is a link to connoisseurs' comments about various varieties
Tea Read tea comes from the African rooibos shrub. It
naturally caffeine free, has a pleasant taste and contains about the
amount of antioxidants as green tea. The flavor and aroma have a
of cedar, hence the pseudonym "cedarbush tea".
- Panne Provincio My favorite bread! These
breads use organic flour and have no superfluous ingredients, the way
bread should be. This bread gets to the grocer in a fresh state
by flash freezing the loaves. The grocer then finishes the baking
process. So look for this bread in a grocer that has an oven.
(See their "where to buy" page.) The garlic loaf is
something amazing. Well,
all varieties are, really.
- If you like baking bread, King Arthur Flour is nice to work with and the
company's web site is very informative, especially the "Guides for
Professionals" section giving scientific information about the
fermentation and baking processes.
- Figs Dried
mission figs. Great for snacking. Great for baking.
for cooking as well. Their deep flavor works with a surprising
number of dishes.
Pasta Sauce This is a great pasta sauce. When preparing
this sauce I generally boil off some liquid to make it a bit more
thick. Rao's also makes some great roasted bell peppers.
- Coppola Pasta Sauce This pasta sauce is also
very good. It's part of a line of select products from Francis
Coppola. Look under "Store", then "Gourmet Foods", then
Pastas and Sauces".
- Antoine's Pasta What would good pasta sauce be
without good pasta, right? Well, Antoine's Pasta is my favorite.
Antoine Zerega was one of the first pasta makers in the U.S.,
Brooklyn. The link above isn't the company's web site, but a web
store. It at least will give you an idea of what Antoine's
look like. There is a web site for the parent company, Zorega Pasta.