March 30, 2004
This week I discussed the foods and wines of the Piemonte Region with Elena Di Bella, a marketing director from Turin who is helping promote foods in that area as part of the 2006 Olympic Winter Games. Her people have come up with a basket of unique foods. I'd like to know what you'd put in a basket of BC food products. Visit my blog for details.
March 23, 2004
Healthy Road Food
Patricia Chuey and Diana Steele are the authors of The 80-20 Cookbook, Eating for Energy Without Deprivation. It has some great recipes and some of the travel tips Patricia talked about. The book can be ordered on-line at www.eatingforenergy.com and is also available for sale in all SaveOnFoods and Overwaitea Foods stores in BC and Alberta. It costs $25.
March 16, 2004
Persian New Year
A primer on Iranian food, as the Early Edition gets ready for a special remote broadcast on Friday to celebrate Iranian New Year.
March 9, 2004
Atkins Food Tasting Panel
My taste panel tried offerings from McDonald's, Burger King and Subway. The Subway Atkins wraps were the most popular. The 6-inch chicken and bacon Ranch wrap was $5.89, the same size of a Turkey and Bacon Melt wrap was $5.69. Both are advertised to have 11 net carbs. (11 grams)
The Burger King Whopper and Chicken Sandwich, without the buns, were $3.39 and $3.49 respectively, and claim to contain 5 grams of carbs or less. The McDonald's beef and chicken protein platters were $3.99 and $4.69, also with 5 grams of carbs. Prices may vary by region. For more information on these items you can visit the websites of the chains.
We also tried 4 different kinds of low-carb beer, but none of them had any flavour or body that would make us recommend them. Sorry!
March 2, 2004
Cheap and Cheerful
This week, Cheap and Cheerful visits the Vancouver Art Gallery Cafe. For more info about the Cafe, including hours of operation, follow this link: http://www.vancouverartgallery.com/about_services2.cfm#cafe