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Dr. Gourmet Newsletter:
August 7, 2006

Chef Tim Says...

I recently sat across from a fellow flyer who during the course of a five hour flight consumed well over 1,500 calories. Pretty much everything eaten was junk picked up on the fly in the airport in addition to every snack offered by the airline. It's a shame because there's many better choices available in the airport.

Most airport concessions are actually run by one of a few major companies. For instance, many of the restaurants at Dulles airport are run by Host Marriott Services (HMS). In such cases a larger company like HMS will manage well known outlets such as Starbucks and Subway. In smaller airports the concessionaire will often create multiple different restaurants but the food will be pretty much the same. This is the case at Oakland airport where I flew out of recently. Airport Food

Ask Dr. Gourmet

My pastor is taking Coumadin (warfarin).

Can he eat black-eyed peas? Yes, its a staple in the Southeast diet. I found black beans and other common peas on your guide but not the black-eyed peas. THANKS!!

Dr. Gourmet Says...

Having grown up in the south I am not sure what I would do without being able to eat blackeyes. The USDA refers to these as cowpeas and they are in the legume family (making them terrific for the heart). There's about 100 calories in a half cup of cooked blackeyes and best of all there's very little Vitamin K.

Tell your pastor to enjoy them. Here's Dr. Gourmet recipe for a black eyed pea salad.

Thanks for writing,

Dr. Gourmet
Eat well, eat healthy, enjoy life!


Featured Recipe:
Black Eyed Pea Salad

You wouldn't think that black eyed peas are all that good for you but they are. The cheap, lowly black eye is a member of the legume family and chock full of everything good for you. A great ingredient as a side dish with your Oven Fried Chicken or used in a salad. Black Eyed Pea Salad

Isis and Minerva
Summer Camp Food

Minerva Says: I'm back from the wonderful world of nerd camp. And it was a lot more fun than any physical camp. What, canoeing? Horseback riding? Please, listening to a lecture about the French Revolution is way better than any of that. Aside from the fact that the speakers kept fizzing out at the dances, my biggest complaint would probably be the food. Summer Camp Food

The Health of It All:
Grapeseed Oil and Cholesterol

A study published in 1990 in the Journal of Arteriosclerosis showed a remarkably beneficial effect of grapeseed oil on HDL cholesterol. It appears that one ounce per day is enough, with the research showing a 13 to 14 percent increase in HDL cholesterol. More on Grapeseed Oil and Cholesterol

Hand on Heart

Hand on Heart

Dr. Harlan's latest cookbook, Hand on Heart, includes several of the recipes from drgourmet.com, plus a few that were developed specifically for the book, like Banoffee Pie! More on what's inside.

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