Diet

Are Allergies the New Fad Diet?

Feb 28

Are allergies the new fad diet? This isn’t as easy an answer as it should be. In fact, I think the answer is both yes and no. In the 9 years that we have been innkeeping/running a restaurant, we have noticed a significant increase in the number of dietary restrictions that we get from future […]

The Sad Truth About Our Industrialized Food System

May 24

I find it incomprehensible how institutions like schoools, hospitals and nursing homes have become the lowest rung of importance in our industrialized food system. I don’t know if any of you have had the occasion of late to experience any of the foods served at any of these institutions but the situation is atrocious. Many […]

Why?

May 19

I have a couple of gripes about food that I have to get off my chest. Recently I have been even more OCD about reading labels than I had been and I’m starting to get really annoyed by some things. Here is my short gripe list. 1) Why does heavy cream need to have mono […]

Are Gluten Free Food Manufacturers Doing a Disservice to those with Gluten Intolerances?

May 4

This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Gluten and Allergen Free Expo in Chicago. It was an eye opening experience on multiple fronts. When my mother in law was diagnosed with Celiac disease in 1997, knowledge about gluten intolerances was little and gluten free foods or labeling scarce. She and I learned […]

The Mediterranean Diet

Apr 28

In a time where new diet fads seem to come and go daily, there is one constant that never seems to fade, namely the health benefits of the “Mediterranean” diet. For centuries civilizations surrounding the Mediterranean have survived on a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, lean proteins and olive oil. The rich soil and moderate […]