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  1. Cooking Is Important Work Sandy Papanek 15-May-2013
  2. The Real Health Food or Food vs. Non-Food Sandy Papanek 14-Dec-2012
  3. Can We Stop Calling it “Health” Food? Sandy Papanek 27-Oct-2012


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Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Cooking Is Important Work

As a working mother of 2, I have found the more work I take on the more everything at home seems to fall by the wayside. Camps start e-mailing about overdue forms, I send my kids digging through the dirty clothes hamper to find something to wear, my son complains for months that his shoes are so small it’s like foot binding, birthday presents for nieces and nephews are mailed late - and while I certainly acknowledge that these are minor failings and challenges compared to what many families face, I can’t help but feel that our home is coming unhinged – or is not the finely tuned machine I’d like it to be. Read More
Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012

The Real Health Food or Food vs. Non-Food



If you read Can We Please Stop Calling it Health Food? you might be left wondering what food is indeed good for us and nourishing after all. Fortunately, true “health” food is nothing like sensible shoes. It is is actually luxurious, decadent, satisfying and tastes wonderful.

Much of what we typically consider to be “naughty” or “moderation” foods – are highly nourishing and really very good for us. Included among these foods would be (from pastured/grass-fed animals): butter, cream, beef, chicken liver pate and eggs to start.
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Posted on Saturday, October 27, 2012

Can We Stop Calling it “Health” Food?



health: noun, often attributive helth alsoˈheltth\ a: the condition of being sound in body, mind, or spirit; especially: freedom from physical disease or pain b: the general condition of the body <in poor health> <enjoys good health>

Not long ago the firm my husband Ron works for moved into a beautiful new office space on the 49th floor of a new building downtown, with stunning views of the East River. New technology, a spacious open seating plan, the works. Now I’m aware we all focus on different things, but one of Ron’s coworkers was most excited about the new snacks in the vending machines. He told Ron “They’re really good,” and when Ron rolled his eyes, he continued, “No, they’re healthy. They are.” Read More