The Well Fed Skier

Mountain Light Foods
The mountains, snow, skiing, snow boarding, and eating well.
Created 23 Jan 2021
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  • What do we need to know about wheat to talk about bread?
    02 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 1 0
    Before delving into wheat, another word about tomatoes. A reader of my last post on tomatoes sent me a link to an article by John Kass in the Chicago Tribune. Kass argues that the classic BLT is inapp...
  • Why do tomatoes have no taste?
    01 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 1 2
    It’s harvest time, a time for celebrating the freshest of foods, and most especially great tomatoes. Tomatoes are fundamental to the skier diet. How can you have a burger without a flavorful juicy sli...
  • Baguettes and bread ... the quest for authenticity
    09 Aug 2021 • 7 min read • 3 0
    I am an unabashed baguette and artisan bread fanatic; baguettes being at the absolute top of my list. As Mireille Guiliano acknowledges in her book French Women Don’t Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for...
  • Mileposts ...
    16 Jul 2021 • 8 min read • 3 0
    We live in an industrial agriculture food system that has made us unhealthy and disease ridden. To understand the evolution of industrial agriculture, we need a little plant chemistry. Plants get four...
  • "Your mission, Mr. Phelps, should you choose to accept it ..."
    30 Jun 2021 • 10 min read
    We talked previously about the USDA Organic label and what we can learn from it … a lot, but …. The “but” is the USDA Organic label is just a starting point, you have to search deeper to really unders...
  • What does the USDA "Organic" label mean?
    14 Jun 2021 • 9 min read • 1 0
    You have decided to change the way you eat. You have been deluged with advertising about eating “organic.” You go into the market and “organic” labels jump out at you from every shelf. What does it al...
  • A different way of looking at food ...
    25 May 2021 • 12 min read • 3 0
    Our month in Villefranche-ser-Mer while studying at the Institut de Française fundamentally changed our thinking and approach to food, food shopping and eating. We felt healthier eating the way we ate...
  • Un voyage en France ...
    30 Apr 2021 • 9 min read • 1 0
    In graduate school I faced the daunting task of passing two language exams, one language speaking and reading, the second language translating only. I had gone to High School in Germany and studied Ge...
  • Those special ski area meals ...
    13 Apr 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    For most of us this ski and snowboard season is over. A few Colorado resorts are open until mid-April; Mammoth, as usual, may be skiing until the 4th of July. As we put our skis, snowboards, boots and...
  • Après ski ...
    31 Mar 2021 • 8 min read • 1 0
    Après ski is a skiing tradition and institution worldwide. It is an event of recognized notoriety even outside the skier community, but what is it exactly? Some of the published definitions of après s...
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