• Cooking,  Local Products

    Dark Days Week 10: Oh, Chicken Pot Pie

    In all my ranting yesterday about chicken pot pie and my eye-stomach connection, I didn’t have time to squeeze in the recipe for the actual chicken pot pie we had for dinner. My long-windedness doesn’t surprise you then? The kitchen partner also pointed out that if I’m going to talk about things like the eye-stomach connection, I should probably do a bit more research into the real scientific terms. His feedback about my post yesterday: You can’t just make stuff up you know. So. In order to appease my ever-skeptical spouse, here’s three other ways some fancy science folks are trying to say it: Activation in brain energy regulation and reward…

  • Other Writings

    Dark Days Week 10: The Eye-Stomach Connection

    In all the time I have spent in the past year writing/dreaming/eating/thinking about food, I am still amazed by how visually connected we are to our food. I love cookbooks that have full color images for every recipe; rarely do I choose to cook something if I haven’t seen the final product. You could be the best food writer in town but if the images on your blog are sub-par, odds are your message won’t stretch far. Yesterday I had a perfect example of what I like to call “The Eye-Stomach Connection,” and how powerful it is, little control over it I have. I came home early from a pretty stressful…