Dr. Gourmet Newsletter: February 25, 2008

Chef Tim Says....

Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.I have a good friend who is of Korean descent, and he doesn't like ginger. He doesn't even like ginger snaps. Now I can't really imagine this - especially given the prevalence of ginger in Asian cooking - since I love ginger so much. It's pungent, spicy and a bit sweet all at the same time.

Interestingly, ginger has been studied a great deal for its anti-nausea effects. Much of the research has been done in women with the "morning sickness" associated with pregnancy. While the studies are small, they do show that ginger can be as good as some prescription drugs in treating nausea. Ginger

Featured Recipe

HamburgerAsian Turkey Burgers | Low Sodium Version
These are such savory and delicious burgers you�ll want to have them often. Sweet, salty, tart and umami all at once, and as juicy and tender as any burger should be.

This recipe is safe for Coumadin® (warfarin) users and is safe for those who are lactose intolerant, but it should be avoided by those with GERD / Acid Reflux.

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NOLA Firefighters Calendar

Help support the New Orleans Firefighters by purchasing a New Orleans Firefighters Look Hot 2008 Calendar. For only $20.00 you'll be helping to buy new station house uniforms for the firefighters of New Orleans, most of whom lost everything in Hurricane Katrina.

Hand on Heart

Hand on Heart

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

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