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michael-seidel's picture
Nov.14.2012
I've always heard the food presentation is very important.  The first bite is with the eye.   Sorry, but I think the first bite is with the nose. That came to me this evening as I was cooking dinner.  The chicken breasts were roasting and that tantilizing sage chicken smell was...
patricia-thomas's picture
Nov.03.2012
Last weekend I went to New Orleans, Louisiana, The Big Easy, one of my favorite places in the world.  The place bubbles and perks with life and energy.  I immediately hit the streets to try and soak up all the flavor of the city.   Everywhere you look, everything you hear,...
pavel-somov's picture
Aug.30.2012
As kids we like to role-play, pretending and testing the boundaries of our reality. We even play dead. Any game of pretense is both a learning about the world and a learning about oneself. In trying to divine what it would be like to be so-and-so or such-and-such, we figure out who we are as we...
pavel-somov's picture
Aug.20.2012
We tend to think of metabolism in purely physiological terms.  I'd like to help you broaden your view of metabolism a bit.  I invite you to think of metabolism as information processing.  Let's take the act of eating, for example.  We can think of eating in purely...
katherine-gregor's picture
Aug.05.2012
I was seven years old and auditioning to be the voice of the Russian commercial for an Italian chocolate spread.  The director was desperately trying to drag more enthusiasm out of me.  “Do you really, really like this chocolate spread?” Blood out of a stone.  I repeated, in the...
michael-seidel's picture
Jul.28.2012
Nothing to report here. It's a melange of the usual, a pastiche of the normal. No drama or tragedy, rants, anger, resentment or hostility. No computer problems. It was a fine day. Wrote, walked five miles, washed my car, did the Costco Experience. That should be some sort of Discovery Channel or...
jill-moore's picture
Jul.04.2012
  I have received a ton of messages asking me what kind of foods I eat and what kinds of tricks work for me.  I have to tell you, I really don’t believe in “one size fits all” eating or exercise plans, so maybe that’s the best place to start.  I can share MY tips and tricks, but it’s...
carol-everest's picture
Apr.15.2012
I have so much to say, and maybe not anything. I don't want anyone to read this, and I don't want to write it on plain white paper that won't go anywere. There are things I know, and yet I know nothing. For about the millionth time in my life I'm fat. I'm fat AGAIN. I'm so fucking angry about it I...
michael-seidel's picture
Jan.19.2012
I'm a finger food guy. I like sandwiches, fruit and nuts, things I can pick up and shove into my mouth without eliciting stares because I'm expected to use my hands.  In a way, I think that my choice of finger food is a reflection that I like simple things. Not quite true; I enjoy complexities...
michael-seidel's picture
Dec.15.2011
I've been feeling tired and out of sorts this week. Thought maybe I was coming down with something or fighting something off. Drinking some coffee and lots of water did little to relieve me. I found instead I had to relieve myself a lot. My personal belief is that one thing is not the single source...