January 2010 Archives

Starting off the year detoxified

Like many others, I started the new year with intentions of being healthier, more active and less gluttonous.

The latter is especially difficult for a self-described foodie, but I decided to start 2010 with a naturopathic detox.

The effectiveness of detox "diets" is debated among health professionals. My partner, a doctor, is extremely skeptical of anything that is naturopathic or homeopathic. Critics of detoxification argue that there's no proof these diets do anything beneficial and the body's immune system is sophisticated enough to do its own detoxing.

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Refreshing Ferran Adria's culinary creativity

Citing a need to recharge and reinvent, world renowned chef Ferran Adria announced this week his plan to temporarily close his famed el Bulli restaurant in 2012.

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Market day at CBC

To get their hands on local foods this winter, downtown workers in Toronto will have a new market to get a fix of meat, cheese, produce and and baked goods.

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Got milk?

By Andree Lau, CBCNews.ca

I hate the taste of milk. Every time my parents made me drink it as a kid, I got a stomachache. They didn't believe me, thinking I was up to childhood hysterics.

I remember my aunt — in trying to coax me to drink my milk — adding Ribena to my glass, turning it pink. It worked for a day.

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Desperately seeking local

By Kevin Yarr, CBCNews.ca

I have long harboured suspicions about the claimed friendliness of national supermarket chains to stocking local foods, and those suspicions were confirmed last week.

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Helping Haiti

By Tara Kimura, CBCNews.ca

Emergency aid is trickling into Haiti and the UN World Food Program says that food aid will be distributed shortly. Reports from the region are grim - many survivors have been without food or clean water for 2 1/2 days and many people are desperate for supplies.

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Hold the salt

First it was a ban on trans fats. Then it was calorie counts on menus. Now, the ever-feisty New York City is taking on the latest nutritional evil: salt.

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