Category Archives: Eating

166

In September I weighed 166. Then I went to Brasil for ten days and pigged out. When I returned, I weighed 166. I spent a week in Lisbon in October and ate, ate, ate. Mainly fish. The seafood in Lisbon … Continue reading

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Set point

I just returned from ten days in Brasil. The food was abundant and delicious. This piece of fish, at Market in Ipanema, is the most perfectly grilled fish I have ever eaten. I have eaten almost exclusively in restaurants, a … Continue reading

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Retro cuisine

The people who lived in the cottage we’re renting in Carmel never threw anything away. Open a drawer and you may find a dozen screwdrivers. Or fifty candles, many half-burnt. Or half a dozen ancient cookbooks. While preparing lunch, I … Continue reading

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Automobile week eating

August 18, 2011   The day the cars destined for Pebble Beach park along Ocean Avenue. A super sweet galia mellon for breakfast. We lunched a Basil, a knock-out little restaurant. Heirloom tomatoes, salmon over salad. The final photo may … Continue reading

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Kitchen serendipity

Two days ago, the sun came out! A rare event in Carmel in August, so we hopped in the car and drove south to Big Sur, ending up at a magical spot, the Post Ranch Inn. Deluxe accommodations have been … Continue reading

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Don’t eat white food

What to eat Eat food. Mainly plants. Not too much. Michael Pollan’s formula is still my food mantra, but I need more guidance. I’m taking Tim Ferriss’s advice and going to stop eating white food for a while. No more rice, … Continue reading

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Why the Berkeley Diet

Berkeley is ground zero for California cuisine. It’s not just Alice Waters and the Gourmet Ghetto. Berkeley is a community of serious foodies. Alice is result, not cause. Tasty restaurants abound. About the time Chez Panisse opened, Alfred Peet introduced … Continue reading

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Berkeley Farmers Market

The Ecology Center hosts four weekly Farmers’ Markets in Berkeley and Albany. There are heaps of beautiful fresh produce at reasonable prices. Asparagus and baby lettuces were $4 a pound today. Organic fava beans were $2 a pound; avocados, $2 … Continue reading

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Food preferences?

Hi everyone, Just checking in really quickly on food allergies. We already heard from Shel that she is vegan, and I know a few more of you are veggies, so let us know what you can/can’t eat, so we can … Continue reading

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Fructose is poison

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) was first refined in a lab in Japan in 1966. Because it’s cheap and makes food taste good, alarming amounts of HFCS have found their way into most processed foods. It’s in most bread. It’s … Continue reading

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