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Monthly Archives: February, 2010

Why do we want so much choice, anyway?

I’m going to post two videos we had to watch for my Introduction to Gastronomy course, and my journal entry response. The videos were meant to be thought-provoking, and here … Continue reading

February 11, 2010 · 1 Comment

Did you know…

…where the word restaurant came from? Like most things that have to do with formalized food, the word restaurant comes from French. It originally referred to boullion restaurant, a restorative … Continue reading

February 10, 2010 · Leave a comment

Tip of the Day- Buying Fruits at the Grocery Store

I recently read an article in Gourmet magazine that advised against using “tomato-shaped rocks” that are found in your corner grocery store. Well, what do you do if you don’t … Continue reading

February 9, 2010 · 1 Comment

Tip of the Day- House Plants

Today’s tip comes from the Garden Club here at the CIA; we’ve been talking about the unexpected benefits of gardening and a fellow student mentioned this tip. When I saw … Continue reading

February 9, 2010 · Leave a comment

Tip of the Day- Buying Olive Oil

There are seventeen varieties of olive oil at the grocery store; you grab one of the cheaper ones because they’re all the same, right? That used to be my mentality. … Continue reading

February 5, 2010 · 1 Comment

Mind your P’s and Q’s!

Ever wonder where that saying came from? You’re about to go to a job interview; your mom tells you to mind your P’s and Q’s. Or you’re in line for … Continue reading

February 4, 2010 · 1 Comment

Tip of the Day: Peeling Eggs

If you like healthy protein on the run, hard-boiled eggs are hard to beat. They provide an instant kick of energy, suppress hunger with their high protein content, and are … Continue reading

February 3, 2010 · Leave a comment

Tip of the Day- Freezing Meat

What is the best way to freeze meat? We all grab an extra package of ground beef or some chicken breasts for that day when we want protein for dinner … Continue reading

February 1, 2010 · Leave a comment