Month: November 2012

Éloïse on the home page of UNISG’s website!

November 29, 2012 No Comments

Today, let me brag about our colleague’s brilliant academic results at the University of Gastronomic Sciences, in Pollenzo (Italy). As you may already know, Éloïse Vincent has been a part-time contributor of SOSCuisine since 2009, throughout her studies. She recently graduated with the highest possible cumulative GPA (Grade Point Average) of 110/110! Also, she is […]

The year-round tomatoes from … Santa Claus village!

November 26, 2012 No Comments

Right at the Arctic Circle, in the Swedish village of Nybyn (245 inhabitants), in Lapland, the world’s northernmost year-round cultivation of tomatoes has started a few weeks ago. Obviously, these tomatoes, of the “espero” variety, are produced in a greenhouse, which is 1,500 square metres large — about the size of two soccer fields.

Chinese broccoli

November 24, 2012 No Comments

You’ve probably never come across it in the grocery store, but chances are, you’ve eaten it in a Chinese restaurant: we’re talking about Chinese broccoli, or gai-lan, a floret-less broccoli consisting of thick stems with long green leaves and small yellowish edible flowers. It tastes like broccoli, but is a little stronger and with a […]

Personal finance guru Gail Vaz-Oxlade recommends SOSCuisine meal plans

November 22, 2012 No Comments

Have you ever watched “Til Debt Do Us Part” or “Princess”? If you have, you surely understand why I was so pleased when money expert Gail Vaz-Oxlade  contacted me a few weeks ago proposing an interview on her weekly program on radio Newstalk1010. Having our service recognized and recommended by such a no-nonsense and charismatic person […]

Quince Season

November 17, 2012 No Comments

Fruit of the quince tree, which grows in countries with a Mediterranean climate, quince resembles a large yellow pear in its shape and colour. Upon maturity, it gives off a pleasant fragrance and is covered with fine hairs. Its flesh is hard and astringent when raw. This is why it is always eaten cooked, in […]

Chocolate cake worthy of a record

November 16, 2012 No Comments

A Swiss baker from Geneva entered the Guinness Book of Records last Sunday, for having prepared a chocolate cake that was 1,221.60 metres long and weighing 4.2 tonnes. The preparation of the cake took 864 litres of cream, 576 litres of milk, 600 kg of flour, 432 kg of butter and 360 kg of chocolate […]

World’s most expensive cheese

November 13, 2012 No Comments

A new cheese made from donkey’s milk in a farm in Zasavica, one of Serbia’s most famous natural reserves, is now offered to food-lovers with expensive tastes and … deep pockets. At 1000 euros/kilo (about 1270 $/kilo), this cheese is thought to be the world’s priciest. Part of its cost is due to the difficulty […]

14 November, World Diabetes Day

November 10, 2012 No Comments

Since 1991, 14 November has provided an opportunity for raising public awareness on issues related to the diabetes epidemic, and also on resources available for its prevention. Research has demonstrated beyond any doubt that type 2 diabetes can be prevented or at least deferred by adopting a healthy lifestyle through proper diet, regular exercise and […]

Are you stressed out by food?

November 9, 2012 No Comments

A study conducted by Varium, a consulting firm in social marketing, reveals that more and more Canadians are worried at the thought of eating badly. This is the sixth time between 2004 and 2012 that Varium has measured what it calls the “food stress index” (FSI). This index evaluates the concern that Canadians have about complying […]

How to eat a straw-berry

November 8, 2012 No Comments

It’s never too late to learn how to eat strawberries properly. Apparently we have been eating them all wrong. Do you slice them? Do you eat them while holding them by their leafy end? Watch this video and you’ll find the proper way, … using a straw:

Prevent osteoporosis

November 6, 2012 No Comments

As November is the month of osteoporosis, this is the perfect opportunity to remind everyone about the importance of taking care of our bones. It is diet that provides the necessary foods for building and maintaining bones, mainly with calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and protein. When the body lacks calcium, the skeleton provides the missing calcium. […]

Anti-Depression Foods!

November 3, 2012 No Comments

As the days continue to become shorter until Christmas, we see that a lack of light can have a depressing effect on many of us.

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