This blog is about the intersection between evolutionary biology and food. But also about practical applications, sustainable agriculture, and general tasty things.
This gross pic on Gothamist of Whole Foods hot bar food transported alongside of garbage got me thinking that maybe the two really do belong together.
Whole Foods, despite being a source of decent grass-fed meat and seafood, was already kinda in paleo hot water because of their promotion of a low-fat vegan nutrition plan in store literature and signage. I took this pic in the produce section last month:
Isn't "low fat" and "nutrient dense" an oxymoron? Well, if Whole Foods is the only place you can find good food, I recommend you make a beeline for the meat counter and then hightail out of that place. Do not pass the fruit juice section, do not collect organic low-fat chocolate cookies. And especially skip the hot foods bar. In NYC a good quick cheap meal is hard to come by. On the surface the hot bar looks like a good choice, but look at the ingredient lists and you'll find canola oil and other questionable ingredients in EVERYTHING. Ugh. Why ruin a perfectly good chicken by drenching it in that dreck? It's just WRONG!
Fairway, a major Whole Foods rival, uses olive oil in its hot bar. Thank goodness there is one next to my office.
Prof Loren Cordain announces a new cookbook and a sea change in his email newsletter:
PB: Do you cross-reference any of your other published work in the cookbook?
LC: The Paleo Diet Cookbook is consistent with most of the work from my prior three books. However, I have completely updated it based upon the most recent scientific evidence. A couple of key points are different from my first book, The Paleo Diet, which was published in 2002. First, I no longer advocate the use of canola oil, for reasons explained in the book, and I have also taken a softer stand on saturated fats based upon my own article on the topic, published in 2006, and available as a free PDF download from my website. Further, I now advocate coconut and coconut oil consumption.
Sounds like the paleo community is coming closer to a tasty consensus.