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Dr. Gourmet Newsletter:
May 8, 2006

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Support the Tour de CureTeam Dr. Gourmet will will ride 100 miles on June 4th in the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure fund-raising event.

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Even a commitment of 2 cents a mile from you -- that's only two dollars -- will help set the pace in the fight against diabetes. Sponsor Team Dr. Gourmet

Dr. Tim Says...

I hear a lot of patients say things about eating healthy and losing weight that are simply not true. For the next few weeks I am going to share some of these myths with you and the truth behind them.

Myth: The kinds of foods that you eat are more important than the amount you eat.

Truth: People will go out of their way to eliminate carbohydrates or fats completely from their diet. Most of the time they end up eating the same number of calories in other types of foods.... Weight Loss Myths (Part 2)

Ask Dr. Gourmet

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

Why does swiss cheese have holes in it and other cheeses do not?

Dr. Gourmet Says

Like yogurt, cheese is made by adding live bacteria to milk. The resulting fermentation gives off gasses and it is the bacteria that is used in making Swiss cheese that is responsible for the large holes. One of the three bacteria used in Swiss cheese is Propionibacter shermani. For some reason this bacteria makes the the cheese's distinctive larger holes. Read the rest of the answer.

Featured Recipe:
Minted Peas

This is the most wonderful side dish. If you can find fresh peas in the market, purchase them and eat them with the next meal. The freshness of the mint and peas with just a hint of sweet honey is delightful. All of this with tons of fiber, lots of Vitamin C and Vitamin A in a serving of lovely legumes (See The Health of It All - Legumes). Minted Peas

Featured Ingredient:

The first time I had fresh peas I almost cried they were so good. But peas are not one of those vegetables that are widely available or available year round. I am not fond of canned peas. I find them to be softer and less fresh tasting than frozen peas. They usually contain much more salt as well.

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.

New Dr. Gourmet Reviews

Hand on Heart

Dr. Gourmet reviews soup:
Amy's Cream of Tomato Soup
Amy's Butternut Squash Soup
Amy's Vegetable and Lentil Soup

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