Category: Food

  • Buttermilk for Baking

    Fluid Milk Milk Milk, discussed in a reasonably useful Wikipedia entry, is the milk of dairy cows, processed. The fluid milk used in baking, by commercial bakers and home bakers, in Europe and America is mainly cows’ milk. Milk must be taken to a dairy plant to be processed within hours after being harvested in…

  • Hypertension

    Resources Wikipedia Wikipidia entries provide information on the science and Medical professions professional views of subjects relevant to hypertension: Salt and sodium: Governments USA The US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service’s FoodData Central (“USDA FDC”) can search 5 data sets. It may be necessary to search in each set. The American government collects or…

  • Bread Baking, 2022

    Bread Machine Repair Seized up My Zojirushi Virtuoso model BB-PAC20 bread machine stopped working on June 27, 2022. The pan would not even seat on the drive connectors in the machine. One of the drive shafts was seized. The pan was already loaded with unmixed ingredients for a light rye bread. I dumped the ingredients…

  • Sodium in Bread

    Sodium Health Bread has some sodium without salt, but the main source of sodium is salt. Humans can taste salt but cannot know how, by taste, much salt is in their food, or how much sodium they are consuming. The reasons that have not been explained by anatomical research on the human sensory organs. (“salt…

  • Spoon-Fed

    The book Spoon-Fed by British physician and writer Tim Spector discusses the diets of people in developed countries. Spoon-Fed puts a great deal of information into a short book. It discusses a number of “myths” about food and nutrition. A myth is a story that many people have learned to believe, but not a scientifically…

  • The Diet Myth

    The title of Tim Spector’s 2015 book The Diet Myth refers to one “myth”. The book begans with an Introduction that discusses the author’s midlife health crisis when his blood pressure rose suddenly, and present an overview of his research into the modern diet. The Introduction identifies the problems of deciding “what is good or…

  • Bread, Pizza & Salt

    Pizza is a leavened flatbread, usually leavened with yeast. Like other bread, it is made with salt. A pizza made from scratch at a restaurant or at home can have more salt, processed cheese and processed meats than a person should eat. Making pizza dough is similiar to making bread. A pizza crust can be…

  • The Way We Eat Now

    The Way We Eat Now, a 2019 book by British writer Bee Wilson discusses paradoxes of food in the modern world: the success of farmers in growing enough food to feed the world, the inequalities of access to food, and the prevalence of unhealthy eating. Ms. Wilson does not identify herself as a chef, biologist,…

  • Curry in England

    The London Review of Books (“LRB”) published “Too Specific and Too Vague“, a review by the English culinary writer Bee Wilson of two recent books that refer to the ways that Asian cooking encountered English tastes in England in the 20th century. One book is about the work of 7 women presenting immigrant dishes in…

  • Breadboxes

    Most bread is made of grain that has been harvested and milled, to be hydrated, kneaded, and baked. Agricultural, industrial and culinary art have extended the usefulness of grain, but have not created a product to compare to the lembas bread of the elves in The Lord of the Rings. Bread is edible and palatable…