When a chef counts Julia Child and M.F.K. Fisher as his personal mentors, you can bet he has some interesting stories. And these stories are more than just stories…they have relevance for how we cook and eat today.
Last weekend I was in Los Angeles for a culinary conference which meant (oh, the irony), that I had no time to do food prep for the coming week. This meant buying my work lunches (salads, but still) and coming up with dinners on the fly. This weekend, in the interest of making my food week go smoother, I got busy in the kitchen after breakfast.
More of my interviews with David Ludwig, MD, PhD, author of Always Hungry (a book grounded in the science that will hopefully put to rest the mistakes and misinformation of the low-fat era) and his wife, Chef Dawn Ludwig, who developed the easy, healthy, delicious recipes in the book.
A little behind the scenes look at the amazing gathering of nutrition scientists, medical experts, food systems experts and health/nutrition journalists (most them registered dietitians) who gathered in Boston on one chilly weekend to talk about Finding Common Ground among seemingly disparate nutritional philosophies.
In Day 1 of Oldways Finding Common Ground, 20 nutrition science experts presented information about various dietary patterns (vegetarian/vegan, paleo, Mediterranean, and low-glycemic) as well as other nutrition issues like the microbiome, gluten, saturated fat, and marketing and the food environment.
Greetings from Boston! I’m here for Oldway’s Finding Common Ground conference, and the timing is a bit ironic in light of some of the emails I’ve received commenting on my column in yesterday’s Seattle Times, “Don’t give up your steak just yet: How to have red meat and prevent cancer, too.” I’ll share a few highlights from my favorite email.
In my recent On Nutrition column about antibiotic resistance, I talked about how at least half of the medically important antibiotics (read: used for humans, not just animals) used in this country are used in livestock raised for meat, milk and eggs, but when it comes to fighting antibiotic resistance, each of us as individuals also have a responsibility to use antibiotics responsibly–it’s not all on the farmers.
Happy Friday! I’m off to IFBC 2015 this evening, for fun, frivolity and networking with other food bloggers. I’m also working on my blog/website redesign (well, more like supervising my husband as he redesigns it), which I need to launch by the end of the month. Exciting times!
This is my third post about last weekend’s Renfrew Conference for eating disorder professionals. If you missed the two-part post “Perfectionism and eating disorders” you can link to them here: Part 1, Part 2. Every session I attended was both enjoyable and educational, but one of my favorites was “‘Non-Diet’itians – Integrating Eating Disorders Wisdom […]
See yesterday’s post for Part 1 of my report on the keynote address that Debora Spar, President of Barnard College, gave at the Renfrew Conference last weekend. Before 1963, Spar said, women were expected to look pretty, get married, have babies and cook dinner. Spar said this was limiting and confining, but it was achievable. […]
As I teased to yesterday, today’s blog post is about perfectionism, which relates to eating disorders in that the drive to be (or appear) perfect can trigger disordered eating patterns at various points along the spectrum, from occasional emotional/stress/comfort eating on one end to full-fledged eating disorders like anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating […]
Happy Monday! I’m home from the Renfrew Conference, which was just as amazing as it was last year. Knowledgeable presenters, great information and a wonderful vibe. It’s also small enough that there is a good chance you’ll run into some of the same people multiple times: in educational sessions, at meals, perusing the book sale […]
Happy Friday! I’m in sunny chilly Philadelphia, soaking up lots of information at the Renfrew Conference. Lots of interesting nutrition-related links this week, and here are my favorites. Body love, body neutrality. Living with binge eating disorder. When healthy eating calls for treatment. Meditation is even more powerful than we originally thought. 10 ways to […]
I’m on my way to Philadelphia today (posting this from the airport) to attend the Renfrew Center Foundation For Eating Disorders annual conference. This year’s theme is “Feminist Relational Perspectives and Beyond: The ‘Practice’ of Practice.” I attended the conference for the first time last year, and learned so much. I didn’t think I was […]
When I attend the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) each year, I enjoy visiting the expo floor…but only long enough to visit the specific companies or products that interest me. I’m not a big fan of crowds, and I would rather take time to get a proper lunch than survive on food product […]
Ah, the difference a year makes! At FNCE 2013, I had an unpleasant experience with a standard, highly sweetened Greek yogurt brand on the last day of the conference. This year, I had siggi’s to save me! Tuesday morning, I was running on caffeine and carbs, hastily grabbed on the way from my hotel to […]
I almost titled this post “There’s no place like home,” because I was very happy to get nine hours of sleep in my own bed last night (that said, the beds in the Glenn Hotel were quite comfy, and I wish I could have brought the shower in our room home with us). Another thing […]
One of yesterday’s FNCE highlights was getting to meet Ellie Krieger and get a free, signed copy of her new book, Weeknight Wonders, at the California Table Grape Commission booth. She is as nice in person as she appears on TV. She spoke at FNCE in 2012 and 2013, and is a wonderful speaker. Totally […]
Happy Monday! I’m still in the thick of things at the annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) in Atlanta. While I’ve been away, I had my latest “On Nutrition” column appear in yesterday’s Seattle Times, “Don’t just count calories – eat the right ones.” Check it out if you haven’t already. On a […]
Happy Friday! I’m off to the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) in Atlanta, but before I fly away, here are some of the links that interested me this week: Some people are born java junkies. What do fit women want? Strong or skinny? Gradual weight loss no better than rapid weight loss for […]
Happy Monday! If you live in Seattle, you are all too aware that the weekend felt like summer, but today feels decidedly like fall. I even wore a puffer vest over my sweater-skirt ensemble for my morning walk-train-bus-walk commute. It’s fine with me, because I love fall, especially when we have our normal fall weather, […]
As I’ve mentioned, last weekend I attended the Renfrew Center Foundation for Eating Disorders annual conference, this year titled “Feminist Relational Perspectives and Beyond: Integrated Approaches to the Complexity of Eating Disorders.” It was a fantastic conference, and several regular attendees told me that they felt it was consistently the best conference on eating disorders […]
Happy Monday! I’m home from Philly after an amazing weekend conference about eating disorders. My head is filled with new knowledge! I’m a little jetlagged, and plan to spend my day typing up my copious conference notes, catching up on laundry, restocking my bare refrigerator and springing my pup from dog sleepover camp. If you […]
Whew…I love conferences, but they take a lot out of you! Ergo, a skipped blog post yesterday, as I caught up on work, picked Dug up from dog camp, ran statistical analyses for my thesis and started sending emails out to the fabulous women I met in Houston. Tuesday morning started with another session on […]
Who needs sleep? Despite needing to step up the undereye concealer, I enjoyed a dynamic and really fulfilling day at FNCE yesterday. My day started with a breakfast hosted by the Dietitians in Business and Communications Dietetic Practice Group (DPG). The speaker, Hattie Hill, was inspiring and made me recalibrate a few notions I had […]
Happy Monday! My first two days at FNCE have been filled to the brim with meeting tons of interesting people and cramming useful information into my brain, despite a shortage of sleep. I love conferences! Here are a few highlights: Saturday I spent the day sitting in on the Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group (DPG) […]
Tomorrow I fly to Houston for the annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) otherwise known as the annual Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics convention. I love conferences. Just love them. As squirrels are to dogs, conferences are to me. Just ask my husband how many time I’ve said something like, “OMG! There’s this […]
Happy Monday! I had a productive weekend…and I hope you had a fun one. I did actually have some fun…I finally watched Anna Karenina, and I cleaned out two paper grocery sacks full of old research papers that I will never look at again. Good times! This is my last week of Part 1 of […]
I absorbed a number of great educational sessions at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) last week, and one of the first, and best, was by Barbara Rolls and Ellie Krieger. While Dr. Rolls is best known as a scientist and author of the Volumetrics books, and Krieger […]
First, kites…just for fun. Yesterday’s symposiums at the IFT12 conference were really good. My morning started with “Anthocyanins: A Colorful Array of Health Promoting Properties.” Anthocyanins are members of the flavonoid group, one of the groups of natural chemical compounds in many plants that have the potential to fight chronic inflammation, cellular oxidative stress and […]
May I just say that I don’t like paying $2 for a banana? But when you are grabbing breakfast at the Mirage Starbucks before jogging across the street (and through Harrah’s) in heels to catch the shuttle to the Convention Center, and you find that your only breakfast options other than pastries are a yogurt […]
I’m not done with my main post for today, so I’ll tide you over with the winner in the IFT’s Poppy Awards. This year’s theme for the short videos was “why it’s cool to be a food geek.” This Food Geeks Through History idea is pretty impressive, I must say:
I’m in Las Vegas for the Institute of Food Technologists annual convention. That might sound sort of odd, since I’m not studying food technology, but there is a “Food and Nutrition” scientific track. Plus, I’m here for free, thanks to a grant from a UW alumni. Extra exciting! We got in last night in time […]
For the last nine months, I’ve been so heavily invested in the nutrition side of food that the food aspect of food has been relegated to second place. So it has bean pleasure beyond words to go to BlogHer food and delve into what food has to offer in addition to nutrition. Pretty breakfast food […]
As I mentioned, I’m attending the annual BlogHer Food conference this weekend, which is so conveniently located in my home city this year (which means I get to sleep in my own bed…yay!). I had an opportunity yesterday to talk with one of today’s conference keynote speakers, Terry Walters. Terry is the author of two […]
Happy Thursday! It’s an early links post this week…or late, if you remember that I didn’t do one last Friday. I blame the frenzy of finals. Anyway, it’s early this week because I have other plans for my Friday and weekend posts. It’s no secret that I’m a fan of grass-fed beef. Here are 5 […]