fact or fiction
Is it a fact or is it merely fiction? Fact or Fiction explores the lesser known truths in the food universe.
Myths About Organic Farming
Organic food is the buzz word of the moment. It is supposed to be healthier and taste better than conventionally grown foods. Supermarkets are increasing their range of organic foods and many people are buying theirs directly from farms, box schemes, farms shops and farmers’ markets. There are a number of principles and standards that regulate how organic food is produced, covering such things as sustainability, animal welfare, additives and pesticides. Organic foods are said to have a number of benefits both for the consumer and the environment but are these claims true?
What's Wrong with Gluten?
First of all, let's start with that many people don't know what gluten is. It is a protein, combination of gliadin and glutenin. It works like a glue, makes dough stretchy and spongy.
2017: The Year Of Veganism?
Twenty years ago you couldn't find anyone that even knew what the vegan diet was. Fast forward to 2017 and the vegan diet is the hottest thing in food around the globe.
Is Veganism Healthy?
Veganism has gone from a fringe, niche community to a mainstream diet trend, but, with so many touting the benefits of cutting animals from their meal plans, one has to ask "Is veganism healthy?"
What Is Umami?
The other day, I got my friend to try a Vegemite sandwich. Though I'm American, I absolutely love Vegemite. I love the umami taste it offers, and I tried to explain why it's so tasty to people who aren't from New Zealand and Australia before. It's not easy. The conversation usually goes like this:
Is Fried Food Healthy?
When someone asks "Is fried food healthy?" the answer seems pretty obvious, right? It's a resounding no. No, fried food is not healthy. Fried food is incredibly unhealthy.
Celebrity Chefs Who Aren't Actually Chefs
Televised cooking shows have created a number of amazing phenomenons that have changed the way we look at food. We've gotten shows like Hell's Kitchen, which taught our mainstream audiences how hard actually running a restaurant kitchen could be.
Gag-Worthy Retro Foods People Actually Ate
Doctors and statisticians can both agree that people used to be a lot skinnier back in the 1950s. Despite the thinner waistlines, most of the recipes that you'll read involved gross quantities of foods we know are fattening today.
Delicious Meals That Can Kill You
For many of us, we are what we eat, but what many of us don't realize is that these delicious meals may not be exactly what they appear to be on the surface. Sure, they may make us smile and moan in pleasure, but, when you get right down to it... they can kill you. Not just kill you, but kill you in awful ways.
Not sure how to vote – Here’s what I do - go for the candidate who eats the best food, with the best food tastes and possibly similar to you, you’re sure to get on and agree on their policies.
Switching Out Coffee for Matcha
If you’re looking for a coffee alternative that ditches the caffeine slump and noticeable weight gain, matcha might be the choice for you. Although it may look like green sludge it will help improve your lifestyle and overall chance of living. Well, what are we waiting for, let’s dive right in!
Whole Milk Vs Skim Milk
The whole milk vs skim milk battle has been a long and arduous one. We've all chosen sides, and nothing can sway us. If you love whole milk, you're a purist. You value tradition and thick, creamy goodness over the possibility of making an unhealthy choice. And if you're in camp skim milk, your priorities lie with choosing a drink without as much fat content. What we can all agree on is that skim milk is obviously better for you, right? Maybe not. Let's explore the whole milk vs skim milk debate, so we can finally stop talking about it.