Food Sevens
December 21, 2007 - Joanne & Jack

Seven Real Reasons to Buy Organic Food
(and we think Farmers’ Markets have the best quality Organic Food - Jack)
  •  Tastes better and has more flavor.
  •  Nutritionally superior.
  •  No Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) – plantings are banned in most of Europe. (GMO food, unbelievably, isn't labelled as such in the U.S.)
  •  Isn't sprayed or treated with toxic chemicals, antibiotics or growth hormones.
  •  Much better for the environment - no contamination of rivers, lakes, streams, animals, butterflies and humans.
  •  Keeps the soil healthy rather than destroying it.
  •  Even rats think it’s better – and they are slimmer, have improved immune systems and sleep better.

Seven Cookbooks that get a lot of use in our Kitchen
  •  Ballymaloe Bread Book
  •  Dean & Deluca Cookbook
  •  Martha Stewart Living Cookbook (& Baking)
  •  Tartine
  •  Gourmet
  •  D’Artganan’s Glorious Game
  •  Chez Panisse Vegetables

More Sevens
Cheese    Gardening    Kids    Wine

Seven Ingredients you never want to find in a food you’re about to Eat
  •  High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)
  •  Partially Hydrogenated Oils (PHOs)
  •  Artificial sugars
  •  Pesticide residue
  •  Growth hormones
  •  Ingredients banned in foreign countries (but not in the USA)
  •  Ingredients you don’t find in a good cookbook

Seven Favorite Antique Apple Varieties
Slow Food USA's Ark on Heritage Apples
  •  Gravenstein (Red or Green)
  •  American Pippin
  •  Golden Russet
  •  Northern Spy
  •  Jonathan
  •  Black Twig
  •  Arkansas Black

Seven Notable American Heritage Turkeys
  •  Bourbon Red
  •  Narragansett
  •  American Bronze
  •  Spanish Black
  •  Slate
  •  Jersey Buff
  •  Royal Palm

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