When I indulge in TV, I gravitate towards food shows. My long-time favourite is Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations. I love the destinations, the culture, the humour, oh yeah, and the food. I’ve been meaning to post about a couple of episodes for a while, and I’ve just read a few interesting snippets from interviews with Anthony, so here goes.

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If something’s featured in the New York Times, you know it’s made it as a trend. In restaurants across North America, eating with your hands is not only gaining acceptance, it’s actually being encouraged. I’m certain that people from cultures where eating with your hands is the way of life must think we’re crazy for even considering this a “trend.” After all, what could be more natural, more primal? But of course, to the average North American, eating without utensils is novel, if not downright adventurous. Here are 5 reasons to get your hands dirty:

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I don’t watch much TV, but when I do it’s typically either travel or food shows. My fave show right now is Pitchin’ In with Chef Lynn Crawford. If you haven’t seen it, you’re missing out. It’s basically about a famous chef that quit the kitchen and now travels across the continent to source the best ingredients and to learn more about where her food comes from. Keep reading…


What Do You Say?

April 4, 2011

You’re at a social gathering, and someone starts spewing conventional nutritional wisdom. Do you

A) comment
B) stay quiet
C) bang your head against the nearest wall

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This Is How You Burn Fat…

February 16, 2011


I’m always entertained when I unexpectedly come across a primal concept in the mainstream. I watched The Switch the other night, which by the way, ended up being more drama than rom-com, but not in a bad way. Anyways. There was a scene where Jason Bateman and  Jeff Goldblum were on treadmills, side by side. Jeff (walking and eating some kind of chocolate energy bar) was watching Jason (running), with amusement. Keep reading…