Snack Attack: Coping With Cravings (from [LIIWEEK] January 2, 2003)
Cravings may be physiological or psychological, sensory or emotional, an addiction, or a sign of serotonin deficiency; this article briefly discusses the differences and offers coping tips for easing cravings and for diminishing guilt feelings. An article to include in a unit about eating habits, compulsive eating and food addiction.
The Edible Monument: The Art of Food for Festivals (from [LIIWEEK] January 2, 2003)
“Ornate edible architecture and sculptures were often created for celebrations in the cities and courts of early modern Europe.” Illustrations from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries of these “ephemeral masterpieces” and of street feasts, festivals, and elaborate table wares and settings are the subject of this Getty Research Institute exhibition. Look for Harsdörffer’s illustrations of piegatura, baroque napkin-folding. For those interested in the history of banquets and table decoration. The site shows pictures from the 15th century or older, and comments helping to understand what the pictures show.