• Don't skip meals. "Eat breakfast and lunch so you avoid overeating during the traditional Thanksgiving dinner," says Sasso. "If you save your appetite for the big meal, you will likely eat more and experience the 'food coma' many complain about."
• Mind what you eat. "Focus on eating your favorite once-a-year holiday foods and pass on other everyday dishes," says Sasso. "Don't eat your weight in appetizers if you really are looking forward to the main meal."
• Quality not quantity. "Three slices of dessert will not taste as good or be as appreciated as three small sampling portions," she says. "Or, skip the crust when eating pie or the big dollop of ice cream or whipped topping to save calories."
• Load up on vegetables and fruits. "Produce is loaded with vitamins and minerals, and you will benefit from the fiber," says Sasso. "Eating vegetables doused in cream sauce and butter is better than not eating any at all."
Practical home refrigeration appeared in the 1920s and, despite the Depression, was found in about 60% of American homes by the end of the 30s. It had a profound effect on the relation between people are food - the types and preparation. The National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian looks at it as part of their Object Project. A description of their recipe recreation - ah Jell-O.
What holiday cake has been seen on Food Network, Saturday Night Live, Good Morning America, CNN & CBS Early Show and stands 11 inches tall and weighs 23.5 pounds? The Pumpecapple Piecake or the Turducken of pie and cake, of course! It is 3 layers of cake that have pies baked inside of them. First, a pumpkin pie baked in a pumpkin spice cake, next our Award Winning Pecan Pie (or chocolate pecan pie) baked in chocolate cake and last but not least our apple pie baked in our spice cake. Each piecake is layered with a generous filling of our scratch made cream cheese icing. Finally this large confection is iced all over with cream cheese icing and garnished with pecan pieces and topped with a generous caramel drizzle. Go ahead, we challenge you to eat the whole thing. Kosher, Dairy Weight and height are approximations only.
China has a growing presence in a number of African countries. In the last few years there have been reports that they're interested in Africa to feed them. A new book by Deborah Brautigam of John Hopkins debunks the reports. An interview from the chinaafrica project. A fascinating interview.