Category Archives: Food Musings

  • You Say Toe-meh-toe, I Say Toe-mmmm-toe

    Posted on June 12, 2014 by Becka in About, Food Musings, How To.

    However common it may be to dislike tomatoes, I’m not in that camp. Maybe tomato haters haven’t really had the best summer has to offer? I’ll agree; a barely pink tomato that has traveled miles in the winter might not make it into my shopping cart. But give me a juicy, ripe summer tomato, and […]

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  • National Croissant Day

    Posted on January 30, 2014 by Becka in Food Musings, Trends.

    In celebration of National Croissant Day, I would have preferred to eat my way through Parisian boulangeries but felt as though I would be doing a disservice to my fellow Dallasites. So I ventured out to a few local spots in search of the best croissant in Dallas. As you can see, they come in […]

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  • Foodie Forecast: 10 Trends for 2014

    Posted on January 16, 2014 by Becka in Food Musings, Trends.

    Food sourcing, ingredients, and preparation have all evolved over time, for better and for worse. Centuries ago, cooking food over fire made chewing and digesting a whole lot easier and freed up time for humans to focus on advancing our society in other ways. In recent years, one could argue that the processed food trend […]

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  • National Cookie Day

    Posted on December 4, 2013 by Becka in Food Musings.

    Despite my fear that I’d be unable to resist freshly baked cookies, I couldn’t let National Cookie Day go by without baking up a batch. I’ve been wanting to try the infamous chocolate chip cookie recipe from master pastry chef Jacques Torres, but upon realization that the dough would need to chill in the fridge […]

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  • Spring Cleaning

    Posted on May 16, 2013 by Becka in Food Musings.

    The annual practice of spring cleaning began centuries ago, before the advent of vacuum cleaners. Spring was the time of year when it was just warm enough to let the winter dust escape through open windows but still cool enough to keep insects from inhabiting your home through those open windows. Nowadays, spring cleaning has […]

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  • Evolving Yourself Beyond Salt, Sugar, and Fat

    Posted on April 30, 2013 by Becka in Food Musings.

    Way back when we were living in caves, humans learned that fat, salt, and sugar were precious commodities that our bodies needed to stay alive. Fat helped us survive the long, cold winters; salt was necessary to replace the electrolytes we sweated out in pursuit of prey; and sugar was necessary to help our brains […]

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  • Mediterranean Diet Better For Your Health?

    Posted on April 23, 2013 by Becka in Food Musings.

    There was an article in the NY Times recently that recounted results published in The New England Journal of Medicine in regards to a Mediterranean diet and its effect on heart disease and strokes. Three groups were studied; one followed a low-fat diet, the second followed a diet that included at least 4 Tbsp of […]

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  • Seasonal Sensibility

    Posted on March 23, 2013 by Becka in Food Musings.

    I stopped by the Dallas Farmers Market this morning to pick up some JuHa Ranch eggs and the latest issue of Edible Dallas & Fort Worth. I always love checking out their section entitled “What’s Fresh?” so I can be sure to pick up a few seasonal items as well. Here’s just a portion of […]

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  • Clarified: Butter is Better

    Posted on February 21, 2013 by Becka in Food Musings, Recipes.

    There are a lot of products on the market nowadays that are intended to be butter substitutes. But in my opinion, there’s no substitute for great butter. People are concerned with the amount of saturated fat in butter, but as long as you practice moderation, you shouldn’t need to exclude anything from your diet. There […]

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  • Eating Local

    Posted on February 12, 2013 by Becka in Food Musings.

    How is “local” defined in the ever-evolving food world? These days, there’s more thought, discussion, and interest than ever before behind the food we eat, where it comes from, how it’s raised, and how far it travels to get to the dinner table. Ask 10 people you know how they’d define local food, and you’ll […]

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