The Net’s Most Infamous Mead Recipe

255px-Honey-Fruit-Mead-Brewing.jpg

As promised in our post about the great mead comeback, here is the easiest mead recipe for newbie brewers, Joe Mattioli’s  Ancient Orange, Clove, and Cinnamon Mead. It’s a controversial recipe that has enraged and delighted countless home brewers since it first appeared on the the GotMead site and went on to go viral. Many home […]

Read more

Mead: The Ancient Wine Is Back

2258245530_1787edfcfc_z.jpg

What do you think of when you think of mead? You might imagine Vikings with braided beards quaffing something potent out of cow’s horns. Or possibly, jolly Hobbits clinking pewter cups of golden liquid between nibbles of seed-cake and tarts. But mead is no longer the drink of the mythical past. As the recipe for […]

Read more

Planting a non-GMO pea with 50% more protein

Equinom-planting-1.jpg

Protein. The world needs it. Especially as we learn every day when an animal-based protein diet is killing our planet. Equinom, a seed tech start-up from Israel, is combining natural breeding techniques with software algorithms to produce high-functioning, non-genetically modified organism (non-GMO) seeds that have a superior nutritional profile while also boosting crop yield. The […]

Read more

Recipe: Turkish Red Pepper Paste

Turkish-Red-Pepper-Paste-001-e1548062387566.jpg

If you love Turkish food and crave its flavors at home, you’ll soon find yourself stirring up the Turkish pantry staple, spicy red pepper paste. It’s a basic flavoring ingredient for many dishes in southern Turkish cuisine. There are no tomatoes in the paste; its deep red color comes from slow-cooking red bell peppers and […]

Read more

Israel’s Yofix offers dairy and soy-free yoghurt alternative

yoghurt.jpg

Love yoghurt but don’t eat dairy and are afraid of soy? Yofix starts full production of its plant-based yogurt alternatives using zero-waste process. Yofix Probiotics Ltd., the winner of PepsiCo’s European Nutrition Greenhouse Programme 2018 announced last week, launches its first dairy-free, soy-free yogurt alternative line with three fruit flavors. The products are based on a unique, clean-label […]

Read more

New Year, New You: How to Use Fermentation to Improve Your Health in 2019

jar-of-kombucha-tea.jpg

It’s the newest It food, but for over 10,000 years, humans have been using the fermentation process to make food for themselves. Producing beverages like beer and wine to more substantial and nutritious foodstuffs like bread, cheese and yogurt, fermentation is a chemical process by which microorganisms (in the absence of oxygen) break down nutrients […]

Read more

An ancient salad recipe from the Rambam

DSC_0070.jpg

Maimonides, referred to as the Rambam, was a philosopher, codifier of Jewish law, and a renowned doctor in 12th-century Egypt. Israelis follow his startlingly modern-sounding health advice until this day. He wrote that the best breakfast is a big, leafy salad: it clears digestion and the kidneys and purifies the blood. That’s not how I […]

Read more

Missing Aleppo Peppers

chilli-2185651_640.jpg

The catastrophic war in Syria and the devastation of Aleppo has resulted in a shortage of – Aleppo peppers. Western chefs and gastronomists bewail the absence of the unique spice in their pantries. Yet before rightly considering that millions of displaced and starving people in Syria endure unimaginable horrors every day, consider the loss of […]

Read more

Spinach and Cheese Bourekas RECIPE

DSC_0025.jpg

What’s green and leafy and makes your biceps pop up? Spinach, of course. We have many tasty ways to eat spinach, like our Moroccan Chickpea and Spinach Soup  and the elegant Roasted Tomato and Spinach Quiche. And now for another soulful and spinach-full dish: bourekas stuffed with spinach and cheese. Who can resist bourekas, those crisp, […]

Read more

Erratic weather toll on Syria’s agricultural output making conflict worse

syria-drought.jpg

Seeds for farmers, sustained humanitarian assistance needed to consolidate food security gains Extreme weather conditions during Syria’s seventh year of conflict has caused domestic cereal production to decline sharply, two UN agencies announced today. Wheat production this year fell to a 29-year low of 1.2 million tons, about two-thirds of 2017 levels. This was due […]

Read more

Why you should never flush your contact lenses

contact-lenses.jpg

New research presented by the American Chemical Society at their August meeting warned of the damage disposable contact lenses cause after they’re flushed down our home plumbing, a daily habit of many of the 45 million Americans who wear them. Those flimsy, flexible lenses easily pass through sewage treatment plant filters.  Sinking to the bottom of rivers and oceans, the impacts […]

Read more

Make your own almond flour at home!

almond_flour.png

Looking to go off grains, but don’t want to forego your beloved baked goods? Almond flour is enjoying a surge in popularity, thanks in part to low-carbohydrate diet trends. Naturally gluten-free, almond flour is the perfect alternative for those looking to enjoy a satiating and satisfying snack. But commercially-produced nut flour isn’t cheap – unless you […]

Read more

Oldest Known Bread Discovered In Jordan

Shubayqa-fire-pit-credit-alexis-pantos.jpg

Fancy some fresh bread, right out of the fire pit? It was fresh…14,400 years ago. Until recently, it was thought that the earliest bread, discovered in the 9,500-year-old settlement of Çatalhöyük, Turkey, was the product of Neolithic grain farming. But charred crumbs discovered in northeast Jordan reveal that Paleolithic hunter-gatherers in this region ate bread […]

Read more