food quality Tag

Why should you buy organic foods? According to scientists, pesticides regularly detected on Australian food have been linked to possible problems with hormone function, learning and behavioural problems, lower IQ, and...

Following on from the excellent blog last week from my colleague and friend Adrian, I would love to share with you my thoughts on the ‘protein debate’, and share some tips on how to prepare animal protein to mitigate some of the potential risks of cooking with these wonderful foods.
Red meat, chicken, pork and animal products in general have had a bad wrap over the past 40 years via nutritional experts and government health promotion. Consumption of animal products such as meat and dairy has been linked to giving us cancer and heart disease; our two biggest killers here in Australia. Why though? When human beings have been consuming animal products for millennia and archaeological records suggest that humans did not suffer as we do today. Could it be that the animals that we eat today bear little resemblance to the healthier animals of the past?

Seasonal Eating in Western Australia

Traditional cultures still eat by season. You buy an apple in a market and you know it has come from a nearby farm and was picked the same week as you purchased it. Changes over the years in farming techniques and food storage means that the apple you are eating may have been in cold storage for weeks or come from a foreign country.