Happy Friday! The sun is (sort of) shining in Seattle today, which is a relief after the three days of near-constant, sometimes sideways rain we had this week. Looks like more rain this weekend, so my garden clean-up plans will remain on hold. Guess I’ll have to do some cooking, instead!
- Party like it’s 2500 BC: Feasts at Stonehenge were epic barbecues.
- 10 things to know before you eat your next chicken dinner. And…
- …you’re going to start hearing a lot more about giant chickens.
- Exercise: You may need less than you think (i.e., every little bit counts).
- A protein in the gut may explain why some can’t stomach gluten. (It would be fantastic if this leads to a good biomarker for testing for gluten sensitivity.)
- Given that I’m off to pick up my annual quarter-share of beef this weekend, the fact that China is building a million-embryo-a-year cloned meat factory really disturbs me.
- Could your healthy diet make me fat? (How one eating style does NOT fit all!) [Sidenote, I met the article’s author after he spoke at the Finding Common Ground conference last month.]
- My last two columns in The Seattle Times are companion pieces, “Fermentation basics: How to make your own sauerkraut, for health and for fun” and “A gut feeling: there’s a connection between your intestines and your health.”
- In case you still have some holiday shopping to do (for yourself or the foodies/cooks in your life), here’s the Epicurious list of the 21 best cookbooks of the year. And…
- …from Civil Eats, 20 of the best food and farm books of 2015.
Have a lovely weekend! Stay warm and dry!