Explorations into the following ethnic regions and cuisines that have medicinal implications: Hungary, Philippines, Italy, Ukraine, Caribbean, Germany, Greece, Brazil, India, France, and the Netherlands.

Plum Cake Dessert

Seasonal Plum Cake

Many Eastern European cultures celebrate plums, a seasonal comfort fruit which is a perfect combination of both tart and sweet. With plums in season right now childhood memories of plum cakes danced through my head. Every year I attempt to recreate the simple crusty dough my mother used to make for plum cakes and this […]

Next Stop: Sardinia | A Search for Secrets of this Longevity Blue Zone

I started reading The Sea and Sardinia  by D. H Lawrence about 3 years ago and kept putting it down.  It was a travel memoir written in 1921 and described the island’s landscapes and local people along his way thru Cagliari and Nuoro among other villages of that time period.  I also read Cosima  and […]

Costa Rican Adventure | A Search for the Long and Healthy Lifestyle

 I read about The Blue Zones by Dan Buettner way back in 2007 and it has always been  a dream of mine to research these clustered areas of longevity.  Besides Sardinia,  Japan, Greece and California, the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica was the fifth Blue Zone where people live healthy lives to over 100 years of […]

Ethnonutrition | Should we eat the diet of our ancestors?

Continental Europe’s cuisine is known for its diversity of ingredients, sauces and seasonings that distinguish each country’s particular food preparations. In general, note that protein (beef, poultry and fish) dominates the gastronomical view, accompanied always by a variety of vegetables and potatoes prepared in many ingenious ways. In Great Britain, even though each region has […]

An Introduction to Ethnonutrition

As a practicing alternative health care practitioner in New York City, I have the affinity to search obscure or forgotten topics that may ultimately benefit the patient. As diseases and disorders of the human organism become endemic and epidemic in the United States, I easily access internet search engines to see what is available for […]