Month: December 2011
Macarons in Milan
If you read my previous post about macarons, you understood that, even if I do not have a sweet tooth, I do fall for these elegant delicacies. So, imagine my excitement when I bumped into a new Ladurée store while strolling in downtown Milan, last Saturday, along with my brother Gianfilippo.
Gourmandise en Provence
Lorsque j’ai aménagé dans mon petit appartement de Marseille, j’ai aussitôt remarqué les senteurs absolument exquises qui parfument ma rue en continu! J’avais l’impression que tout le quartier sentait les Froot Loops. Je me rappelle être descendue dans la rue à la recherche de l’endroit d’où exhalait cette délicieuse odeur. C’est là que j’ai eu […]
Delicacies in Provence
When I was setting up in my little apartment in Marseille, I instantly perceived the absolutely delicious aroma that continuously wafted up my street! I felt as if the whole neighbourhood smelt of Froot Loops. I remember going out on the streets in search of the place from where this delicious aroma wafted. And this […]
Good and bad choices on the holiday table
All holiday food are not created equal. Here are a few good replacements you should look for on the holiday table: Prefer simply prepared meats: This year stay away from stuffed turkey and rich sauces. Go for poultry which is a lean option, provided you do not undo your healthy choice with a rich gravy […]
Children’s cereals: Too much sugar
An Environmental Working Group (EWG) review of 84 popular cereal brands found that one cup of any of 44 popular children’s cereals has more sugar than three Chips Ahoy cookies (11 grams or about 3 teaspoons). This review, which assessed cereals manufactured by Kellogg’s, Post, General Mills and Quaker, found that only one in four […]
A festive menu for diabetics
We are concluding our trilogy of menus for people with specific dietary needs, with a specially designed festive menu for diabetics. There’s no reason why you cannot celebrate just because you are diabetic, if you pay attention to a few points:
Beware of Scented Candles
Cinnamon apple or pumpkin spice scented candles may evoke the holiday season for some, but for others, these airborne fragrances trigger allergy symptoms — from runny, itchy noses and sneezing, to asthma attacks.
Go moderately nuts for nuts
Several studies demonstrate that frequent eating of nuts (walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts) appears to dramatically improve health: people who eat nuts regularly have lower risks of cardiovascular disease, of developing type 2 diabetes and some cancer types. Nuts are a good source of fiber and help controlling appetite.
The week of least effort…
It’s that time of year again: We have a million things to do before Christmas, and very little time to do it all in. To lend a helping hand, I’ve concocted a “lazy” menu for you this week:
A gluten-free festive menu
This week I’m recommending a 5-course gluten-free festive menu for a the holidays. This means that foods containing rye, oats, wheat, barley, triticale and its derivatives have to be avoided.
Every summer, Aubagne, a small town in the south of France, next to Marseille, organises the Argilla festival, the largest pottery market in France. This summer, the timing was perfect because I just happened to be looking for small bowls in which to serve olives, tapas and other snacks during an aperitif. What’s more, since […]
Free trial of our MEAL SWAPPER feature: The winners are…
Last week, we gave everyone the opportunity to try our meal swapper feature for a week, for free (see below). Many thanks to all those who sent us their comments. As promised, we have drawn two FREE 1 YEAR SUBSCRIPTIONS to ‘SOS Cuisine PLUS’.