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A Tale of Two Seeds

Posted: Monday, July 28th, 2008 @ 3:23 pm in Health, Language, Nutrition and Diet | No Comments »

My friend minkymomo raved about the nutritional qualities and general tastiness of pumpkin seeds. So I stopped at a well-stocked health food store and picked up a package of shelled pumpkin seeds. But they looked grey. So I put them back on the shelf. But she said I should get some. So I picked them […]


Posted: Thursday, February 14th, 2008 @ 4:13 pm in Expat, Nutrition and Diet | No Comments »

I recently found this ad in my local newspaper. It’s for a new restaurant called Megaschnitzel. It entices you with this promise: Offer: Whoever can eat the XXL-Hamburger/Cheeseburger in 50 minutes, gets it for free! XXL experience in food- and drink- related matters. Be one of the first! Book a reservation! Sigh. The Germans are […]

Misled and Deceived. By Cornflakes.

Posted: Sunday, January 27th, 2008 @ 10:05 pm in It's Different When I Do It, Nutrition and Diet | No Comments »

My friends Andreas and Eva recently gave me a book, Vorsicht Supermarkt! Wie wir verführt und betrogen werden (“Beware Supermarkets! How We are Misled and Deceived”). It is a wonderful tour through the various departments of a typical supermarket (the authors are describing German supermarkets but the descriptions sound just like the American ones I […]