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Chocolate bunny. Photo © Michelle (pa1nt), via creative commons and flickr

Chocolate’s dark secrets revealed

Warning: The following contains information that may be disturbing to chocolate-lovers. Reader discretion is advised. I hate to break it to you just as you nibble on your chocolate Easter bunny’s ear, but we’ve been misled. Happily and willingly misled, but misled nonetheless. Those expensive, for-adult-consumption-only Easter eggs you stashed Read more →

Table Setting 74. Photo © Didriks, via Creative Commons and flickr. www.didriks.com

Table settings affect perception and enjoyment of food served

“I’m setting out the small dinner plates,” Nature Boy announced the other evening as we prepared to welcome guests. “It will help pace us through the meal.” Nature Boy recently assumed responsibility for setting the table for evening meals. With meals round these parts typically being the quick and informal Read more →

Thanksgiving dinner. Photo © Sarah Ackerman, via creative commons and flickr

Food habits differ for us compared to the U.S.

On a visit south of the border some time ago, I found myself staring at the nutriional-information panel printed on a box of Triscuits. At first, I stared without really looking—after all, the “Low-Sodium Triscuit” product sold in the U.S. is the same as the “Low-Sodium Triscuit” product sold in Read more →

Picky Eaters Club fetes the season with feasting

I don’t know about you, but I’m finding having people over for dinner for any occasion is getting more and more complicated. First, there are the scheduling issues. Who is available when, and can we please—please!—manage to get together, all of us, just this once this year? Okay, how about Read more →

Coffee: The real fuel driving our society

Oil is the world’s most-traded commodity. This rating emphasizes our dependence on the substance. However, I’d say an altogether different commodity has played as important a role in the development of our society. This substance has been used throughout the western world for 700 years. It has fuelled technological, economic, Read more →

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