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August 19, 2013

Flash in the Frying Pan or The Next Breakfast Sensation?

 

If you really want to know what makes America great, look no further than the Cronut™. The Cronut™, a hybrid of a croissant and a donut, has folks lining up at 5 a.m. for a crack at one of the 200 Cronuts™ produced daily in a New York City bakery. Even celebrities like Hugh Jackman aren’t allowed to jump the line.

In true American spirit, other chefs are rushing to crack the secret baking code of Chef Dominique Ansel, who found a way to deep fry croissant-like dough without losing the layers of flakiness. Ansel may have trademarked his product, but that hasn’t stopped a slew of imitators from producing everything from the “doissant” to a homemade version using Pillsbury crescent roll dough.

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August 7, 2013

Eating the Mediterranean Diet Way (and no, it's not a diet)

The Mediterranean diet is: FC_content_IMG_med_diet

  1. A diet that helps you lose weight by drinking Mediterranean Sea water for three days.
  2. A diet that helps you lose weight by rubbing olive oil on your stomach.
  3. Confusing to Americans who can’t quite place the Mediterranean but know that it’s out there somewhere.
  4. Not a diet but a lifestyle.

If you answered #3, you’re an honest soul, since most Americans aren’t exactly sure where they are, let alone anyone else.

If you answered #4, you’re on the fast track to good health. Although the Mediterranean diet has been touted for years, there’s still a lot of confusion. People hear the word “diet” and they zone out. But this is one diet worth separating the wheat from the chaff.

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