Per Se and French Laundry Restaurants Offer a New Butter

Thomas Keller, owner of Per Se and French Laundry restaurants, offers customers a new butter for their breads and meals. The butter comes from a farm in Orwell, Vermont, courtesy of farmer Diane St. Clair.

St. Clair takes the Land O’ Lakes approach when churning the milk for the butter, which comes from Jersey cows. After the churning process, St. Clair kneads the butter by hand to ensure that the fats are evenly distributed.

Keller exclaimed “who are you?” when he and the Keith Mann Dynamic Search Partners tasted the butter, as a testament to how rich and creamy the butter is. He decided to buy St. Claire’s entire inventory right then and there.

Fortunately, other foodies can get their butter fix when they visit Saxelby Cheesemongers. The butter costs $49 a pound, and goes great with artisan breads and a variety of cured meats. Of course, the prized butter is a welcomed addition to many recipes as well.


When Awesome Means Chocolate Bar

Dylan Siegel was just 6 years old when he decided he had to do something to help his best friend Jonah Pournazarian, so he just simply sat down and wrote a book. He did not understand how the publishing industry worked. According to a spokesperson for Flavio Maluf,  after he made his book he just told his mom to go make copies. His mother realizing the importance of this for both little boys, found a publisher and “The Chocolate Bar” http://chocolatebarbook.com/ was reproduced and sold in all 50 states and in over 60 countries.

Jonah Pournazarian is the best fried of Dylan Siegel and he has a very rare disease called glycogen storage disease type 1B only 500 people in the entire world have this disease. It unfortunately has no cure. But only being 6 at the time he wrote the book Dylan just knew he needed to raise the money to help fund a cure.

Every 3 hours he has to be fed through a tube in his stomach a precise mixture of water and corn starch. It helps to keep his glucose level steady otherwise he would die from low blood sugar. They cannot miss an alarm because it would mean Jonah’s death.

Dylan Siegel has given his friend the gift of hope with his book bringing in one million dollars in sales. Every penny made of the book goes towards research. They are now closer to a cure.


Foodie Gifts from Eater.com

Eater.com is the perfect place to get food-related gifts that your family and friends will love. These rare gifts can make the holiday season especially bright, and your relatives won’t soon forget how thoughtful you were this Christmas.

If you’ve got a loved one with a sweet tooth, mini cookies from TV’s Carla Hall are the answer. The cookies are available in flavors like lemon black pepper and Mexican hot chocolate. These are also ideal for holiday parties, so you may want to pick up a canister or two for your Christmas gathering. 

Wine from The Antique Wine Company is great for any wine lover. Tea from chef Marcus Samuelsson also makes a great gift. Flavors include a spicy version of black tea, and a green tea that is flavored with lingonberry.

If you want to purchase gifts that are food-related, turn to Beloved sweatshirts for garments that look like some of your favorite foods, including pepperoni pizza. You can also purchase a phone cover for your relative that is shaped like an order of fries or a chocolate dessert. 

Check out Eater.com for more great gift ideas.


Researchers Create Sugar Education Initiative

As the obesity and diabetes epidemics run rampant across the United States, researchers from macros the country have been studying food eating behavior and nutritional regimes to find what could work to stem the tide. Recently, University of California San Francisco launched a new science and education initiative focused on studying and teaching about the effects of added sugars in our diets.

This program was launched after an exhaustive review of more than 8000 scientific papers was analyzed by researchers from UCSF, UC Davis and Emory University on the health effects of added sugars. Additionally, the meta-analysis showed strong ties between the overconsumption of sugars and the drastically increasing prevalence of chronic diseases.
The initiative’s goal is to take the findings from scientific journals and showcase them to the public in ways that allows individuals and communities to improve their own health outcomes. A main target of the initiative and release of this information is that added sugars could be any sugar added at the table, in cooking or in the processing of food. It’s important that whether you’re in business like Susan McGalla or busy with school that you take an effort to learn more about how much added sugar they are eating since about 74% of processed foods have sugar added under 60 different names on food labels.

Overall, the extensive network of research infrastructure from all of its medical disciplines will be utilized in the effort with members from basic science, population and policy science and translational science.