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Re: Eating culture (or what are you eating)
« Reply #45 on: August 11, 2017, 05:38:44 pm »
pineapple has an enzyme that's actually trying to digest you. When you eat pineapple, it eats you back.
When can we expect the B-Grade horror movie to be released?  "Attack of the Hungry Pineapples - They'll Eat You Back!"
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« Reply #46 on: August 11, 2017, 08:35:27 pm »
I've got my chicken schwarma on the go. I got hooked on it in the ME. But I can't quite seem to get it as good as they do. But I'll keep at it.

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« Reply #47 on: August 11, 2017, 08:51:37 pm »
Spent several years working for the Japanese and quite a bit of time in Japan. Got to love the food except for miso soup which seems to come with everything. Never could develop a taste for some reason. Maybe because of eating jet lagged a lot of the time. Also miss regular trips to London. British cuisine has been much maligned but you can get the best of everything there, Indian in particular.

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« Reply #48 on: August 11, 2017, 09:14:08 pm »
Speaking of Japan, I always have on hand seaweed wraps, pickled ginger, rice wine vinegar, wasabi, and all the other basics for a sushi. Then when the spirit hits you it's just a matter of deciding what to go get whether it be tuna, smoked salmon, fish roe, cucumber, carrots, or all of the above. A little warm Saki on the side doesn't hurt either.   

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Re: Eating culture (or what are you eating)
« Reply #49 on: August 11, 2017, 10:51:32 pm »
British cuisine has been much maligned but you can get the best of everything there, Indian in particular.

They had to go conquer other civilizations to obtain better food.

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« Reply #50 on: August 11, 2017, 10:57:14 pm »
This is sort of true. They sometimes say that because people are squeamish about eating raw food. The acid doesn't actually cook it at all, but it does start to break down the proteins which is why they say it does and the acidity will also kill any bacteria.

That's my primary concern. I don't care much about cooked vs raw as long as the food is safe (ie, no bacteria, parasites, etc.)

Fun fact....if you've ever had a stinging feeling in your mouth after eating pineapple, that's because pineapple has an enzyme that's actually trying to digest you. When you eat pineapple, it eats you back.

That's craaaazyyy!

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« Reply #51 on: August 11, 2017, 11:12:36 pm »
Gotta keep the Kim-bobbles bobbling!

Srsly tho, I injest a lot of protein and calories because I am very active.  For about 10 years I've done physical labor and I carry more muscle than most women. But as I transition into a role where I am at a desk most of the time I won't burn as many calories as I do, so I will have to cut back. I am actually pretty concerned about this, because I know my body will still crave all those calories, even when I don't need them. If I don't manage my intake I'll balloon.

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« Reply #52 on: August 12, 2017, 03:39:08 pm »
Srsly tho, I injest a lot of protein and calories because I am very active.  For about 10 years I've done physical labor and I carry more muscle than most women. But as I transition into a role where I am at a desk most of the time I won't burn as many calories as I do, so I will have to cut back. I am actually pretty concerned about this, because I know my body will still crave all those calories, even when I don't need them. If I don't manage my intake I'll balloon.

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What's worse is when you hit that 'change of life' time, your metabolism begins to imitate a hibernating bear and eating anything but celery results in weight gain.   
“Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.”
Bertrand Russell, Unpopular Essays