Dear Foodie: Olive Oil vs Canola Oil

Dear Foodie, I have been hearing a lot lately about the merits of olive oil versus canola oil in particular. It appears from my quick review that canola is cheaper though the health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet make me choose from the myriad of olive oil choices. What am I to do?

Dear Foodie: Got Milk, But Milk Got Complicated

Dear Foodie, Just when I thought the world was safe, I look at plain ordinary milk and am bewildered. I assume raw milk comes directly out of… well, you know. Also, what is the difference between pasteurized, raw and homogenized? Should I favor one over the other? And, while we are at it, how about […]

Dear Foodie: Tomato Withdrawals

Dear Foodie, Here it is the dead of winter and I am missing my farmers markets and all the colorful and flavorful fruits and vegetables. I can’t afford to move to California. How can I get my hands on a great tomato?

Happy Cows

Dear Foodie, When visiting a restaurant, I always make a habit of inquiring from where my hamburger meat comes. Recently, when I asked the question I got not only the name of the farm on which the animal was raised, that it had been raised humanely and that the farm took particular care to make […]