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.
Ask Dr. Gourmet
My pastor is taking Coumadin (warfarin).
Can he eat black-eyed peas? Yes, it’s 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,
Eat well, eat healthy, enjoy life!