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No One Wants Their Food Medicalized

No One Wants Their Food Medicalized. …and two suggestions for the new year Preamble I am in the nutrition world, and my friend is in the policy world focusing on aspects of health, which makes for interesting conversations. On our call yesterday, we caught up on personal things—family, friends, upcoming holidays, plans for the new… Read More


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Interviewing Mark Bittman

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I’m really looking forward to interviewing Mark Bittman for The Commonwealth Club on March 24th. It should be very interesting. Join me! A century ago, food was industrialized. Since then, new styles of agriculture and food production have written a new chapter of human history, one that’s driving both climate change and global health crises.… Read More

My Harissa Recipe

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I love Harissa. It’s spicy, but not too much so, flavorful and fresh all at the same time. I hope you enjoy my recipe! You may dry toast the spices for additional flavor if you like. Harissa 7 whole dried chilies, New Mexico or Guajillo 2 roasted red peppers, make yourself or purchase jarred, drained… Read More

Gary Taubes at The Commonwealth Club

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I am proud to chair and moderate this important program at The Commonwealth Club on March 2nd. Based on 20 years of investigative reporting and interviews with 100 practicing physicians who embrace the keto lifestyle as the best prescription for their patients’ health, Gary Taubes puts the ketogenic diet movement in the necessary historical and… Read More

Smen…

Tagine

I purchased each of my kids a tagine from Morocco for Christmas, which, thankfully, was a big hit. I am from a family of good cooks, and my sisters and I have passed this love along to our own children. So my eldest daughter Olivia was the first to season her tagine and use it… Read More

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