Happy Summer FITME Family! Hope you are enjoying more time outdoors and taking advantage of all of the fresh summer produce in local farmer’s markets. To celebrate summer, I will be teaching a special cooking class at Draeger’s cooking school in Menlo Park California. I love these interactive classes because I get to know many…… Continue reading My New Cooking Class in Silicon Valley!
Imagine a gigantic multi-block convention center filled to the brim with every food trend you ever thought imaginable. Teriyaki mushroom jerky, marzipan petit fours, every kind of artisan chocolate on the planet, nut butter rich granola bars, super fruit smoothies, artisan ice creams, fresh Italian cannolis, French jams of fig or rhubarb paired with butter…… Continue reading Fancy Food Show San Francisco!
Just got an e-mail from Cost Plus World Market last week: Sale! Three hours only! Extra virgin, cold pressed from Italy, only $3.99! The old me would have thought that was an amazing deal, and stocked up for the year. Now, I know better having just read an alarming new book called “Extra Virginity, the…… Continue reading Olive Oil: Why Extra Virgin Has Lost its Innocence….
Which oil is the healthiest to cook your food with? Olive oil? Canola oil? Vegetable oil? How about butter? There is a lot of misinformation out there concerning the vegetable oils in the market today, and today I want to dispel a lot of myths. First of all, although olive oil, canola oil, and vegetable…… Continue reading Not all veggie oils are created equal–the good, the bad, and the ugly…