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Some people think that healthy food is equivalent to low-fat food, which is not always the case. Moreover, even if the food is “low-fat” it can still be poor quality, which takes away from the healthy nutrients of the food. And not to mention, leaves the consumer completely unsatisfied.

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The way Dim Sum was described to me, as we waited for our table was “something like Chinese Tapas”. It was similar to tapas – a large table sharing small plates. I think that we ought to eat more meals in this fashion. It can be slightly overwhelming for me because I love to try it each new food that arrives in front of me. I appreciate the acceptance of sharing the food and tasting every flavor.

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The relationship between culture and food is mutual, as both maintain a certain influence on the other. Just as culture shapes a cuisine, changes in a cuisine can also change and impact the culture.

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Despite the anti-coffee vibe that we seem to carry, more often we are hearing the positive aspects of drinking coffee. Recently, a study done by Harvard University has shown that coffee drinkers experience health benefits.

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Pop-up restaurants and food trucks, remind us how susceptible we are to the marketing ploys. We can be easily convinced that a we really need to have a $15 lobster roll for lunch from the roving cart across the street, just as we can be convinced to go out and buy an expensive meal at the fancy limited time only joint around the corner.

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I’m often acutely aware of the conflict between living a sustainable lifestyle and presenting a lifestyle that is in line with what is expected of a professional Domina. What got me thinking about it today was the fact that it’s summer time and college kids all over the country are moving out of their dorms and abandoning loads of things most people wouldn’t dream of throwing away: clothes, televisions, sound systems, couches, mini refrigerators. Lots of my crunchy friends are jumping for joy at the opportunity to score loads of good stuff that these kids are just abandoning. To be honest I will be sending a very special boy out with a wish list of goodies I’d like him to drag back home for me.
Why am I not going myself? Because as much as I deplore consumerist culture and enjoy a treasure hunt for awesome stuff, digging around in things that have been discarded by others always brings up lots of intense class shame in me.

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On a daily basis, the question for me is: which grocery store would I like to go to today—the closest? The cheapest? The one with the best selection and variety? Or the one that I can eat samples as I shop?

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As Spring approaches, I have been wondering about the green we see around the city. Do we pass by a tree everyday that would actually make a great addition to my sandwich for lunch? Or it is just a pretty tree? But, then I began to wonder, if they are not edible, why couldn’t they be?

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I have continued to question the American reaction to meat. I am still curious why, in the American culture, we generally find it appalling to associate meat with the living animal.

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As I have been watching the news lately, more articles and news stores have been surfacing of the current and future food crisis the globe faces. Worldwide we are looking toward a food shortage, with limited access, rising prices, and falling incomes as a result.