WEEK 2: MAISON COOL NEWS

First off, in case you missed it, we’ve all been cooking bacon incorrectly. Michelin-starred chef Jeff Baker, now Executive Development Chef at Farmison, says so. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/how-cook-bacon-right-way-20999783

The best bacon is FOODIE FIND: SANDRIDGE FARMHOUSE BACON & THE HARRIS WET CURING REVOLUTION (VIDEOS)

ICYMI here’s Dr Maryanne Demasi in the BMJ Journal with the results of her research into diet and covid-19 https://ebm.bmj.com/content/early/2020/07/09/bmjebm-2020-111451.info

Organic at Aldi (31/07/20) includes organic broccoli for 95p, organic carrots 89p, organic mushrooms 86p, 6 mixed weight organic eggs 1.25 (6 medium organic Scottish eggs in Scotland), raw apple cider vinegar 1.99, and organic whole white mushrooms 85p, all in-store.

Mix and Match online on organic wines includes Toro Loro organic red 4.99, organic champagne 26.99, organic prosecco 7.99, organic sparkling rose 7.99, Castellore organic pinot grigio 5.99 and organic Argentinian malbec 6.99. They can be bought by the case, which can be mix and match. https://www.aldi.co.uk/c/wines/Organic-Wines

Chipotle is rolling out new low carb menu items in 55 locations in Denver and Wisconsin. If they’re a hit with customers, they may get rolled out across the US.
https://www.mashed.com/226519/why-everyone-is-talking-about-chipotles-new-low-carb-menu-option/

Just ordered The Vegetarian Low Carb Diet and The Vegetarian Low Carb Diet Cookbook by Rose Elliot, to review later. ROSE ELLIOT’S VEGETARIAN LOW CARB DIET

Hummus, Quorn and falafel may not be acceptable foods for all low carbers, but Sophie Medlin, of City Dieticians, told Jennifer Savin of Cosmopolitan about nine high protein low carb foods earlier this month https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/body/diet-nutrition/a33259638/high-protein-low-carb-foods/

NHS weight-loss consultant surgeon Dr Sally Norton, gives her suggestions for low-starch vegetables to Womens Running https://www.womensrunning.com/health/food/low-carb-swaps/

If you’re in Australia, you can pre-order the CSIRO Low-Carb Diabetes Diet & Lifestyle Solution co-authored by Grant Brinkworth for $36.99 (Australian dollars) to be published in August 2020 from this link, where you will also find an interview with Grant Brinkworth
https://blog.csiro.au/low-carb-type-2-diabetes/ In the UK, you can pre-order a Kindle edition of the book for £11.65 at Amazon UK fwhich will be published on 25 August 2020

Chocolate cake… Le Creuset 20cm round springform cake tin ordered from Amazon Prime, check. A dozen British free range eggs ordered from Morrisons, check. Five bars of Lindt 85% cocoa chocolate. also ordered from Morrisons, check. The cake will be made over weekend (25-26 July 2020) if these ingredients arrive. No flour, no sugar, no buttercream. It’s included in The Montignac Diet which will be reviewed really soon and the cake will be photographed for that. Couple of photos..

You’ll find many own brand Morrisons online at Amazon, and now Sainsbury’s has announced a partnership with Dobbies, the garden centre chain, starting in Edinburgh this month. https://www.retailgazette.co.uk/blog/2020/07/dobbies-sainsburys-launch-grocery-partnership/

Books which have arrived at Maison Cool this week:

The Montignac Diet – Dr Michel Montignac (2005 English Edition)

The Pioppi Diet – Dr Aseem Malhotra and Donal O’Neill (2017)



Dr Atkins’ Diet Revolution – Dr Robert C. Atkins MD (Bantam Edition September 1973)



Keto Diet – Dr Josh Axe (2019)



The Complete Cookbook for Diabetics – Iris Holland-Rogers (1959)


The Gayelord Hauser Cook Book – Gayelord Hauser (1955)
Carbohydrate DIET Cookbook – Frances de Salles (1974)
FRANCES DE SALLES’ CARBOHYDRATE DIET COOKBOOK
The High Protein Diet and Cookery Book – Theodora FitzGibbon and Michael Hemans (1957)
The New Essential Blood Sugar Diet Cookbook – Erin Rose Publishing (2016)
The High Fat Diet – Zana Morris and Helen Foster (2015)

The Doctor’s Quick Weight Loss Diet – Dr Irwin Maxwell Stillman MD and Samm Sinclair Baker (1970 British edition)



As we go through the books, we mark any recipes that we want to try and we’ll be cooking those over future months. Some books take less time to write about, because they don’t need so much accompanying research. Others do.

Early this month, Entreneur Europe discussed how companies are reinventing pasta for the low carb era. https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/352446 If only we had a vaccine against Covid-19 which is safe and works, and if only we truly lived in an era in which it was easy to get actual low carb food in restaurants and supermarkets.

Week 18 of SELF CARE: MENTAL HEALTH STUDIES and they have signalled that the studies will be closing soon. When they do, there will be a debrief post on the blog.

Kourtney Kardashian had a two year break from a keto diet, but returned to it on 21/07/20 https://hollywoodlife.com/2020/07/22/kourtney-kardashian-keto-hacks-diet-poosh/

Don’t forget, that many of the ORGANIC OFFERS are still available to 28/07/20 and longer, if on Rollback.

The award-winning Low Carb Program app has been recognised by The Sunday Times, as the best health app for Type 2 diabetes https://diabetestimes.co.uk/low-carb-program-ranked-leading-type-2-diabetes-prevention-app/ Back in 2017, The Sunday Times also recognised the team, as being one of the top 100 ‘disruptors of our times’
https://diabetestimes.co.uk/diabetes-co-uk-founders-make-sunday-times-disruptor-list/

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