"Food-ology links FOOD RELATED HABITS to PERSONALITY TRAITS and BEHAVIORAL TENDENCIES. A PORTAL INTO THE LAYERS OF ONE'S CHARACTER. Learn more about yourself and those around you - to support better judgment, improve relationships, increase effectiveness and empower your life. You are HOW you eat." ~ Juliet A. Boghossian, Founder, Behavioral Food Expert
Love is in the air says February. What does Food-ology say about you & your love(s)?
Celebrity Bites. With all the Valentine’s Day hoop-la on love and roses, we thought it would be an interestING twist to analyze celebrity bites to reveal their relationship style during "love and war!" When love is on the rocks, the behavioral tendency for these celebs is to…
What type of couple are you? Your Valentine's Day plans reveal all!
In honor of Award season and Valentine's month, let's table talk about our favorite celebrity romances.
Why do you think Hollywood marriages fail? And why do some last? What is the recipe for success? Do you think these marriages are based on solid loving relationships from the get-go, infatuation, or are they marriages designed to build status and greater fame? And what's your take on Angelina stealing Brad from Jennifer? Takes two to play - is she really the villain?
Tips, Tricks, Trends & More
Next time your on the fence about whether or not your eggs are fresh, perform the simple float test. If you’re wondering how this works, the science behind this is all in the eggshells. The eggshells are porous which allows air to slowly get in over time. As more air enters the egg, it gets lighter and lighter, which explains why it will eventually float.
RECIPES and Inspiration
Show your loved ones how special they are by going beyond the chips and dip, and mini vegetables. Next time you host, start your party off with flavorful, healthy, Mediterranean tapas of substance: a trio of cheeses, red pepper hummus, olive tapenade, grapes, smoked salmon with a lemon dill sauce and fresh dill, almonds, chocolates and raisins. no fillers here! AND MOST IMPORTANT, presentation is everything! So transfer store-bought containers into your own dishes, plate and enjoy! Pair with your favorite wines.
More recipes of inspiration.
CULINARY GAMES What am I?
I was first created by N. Petrucelli in Chambéry, France in December 1895. Today, I am known to come in three varieties, American, Swiss and European.
I was traditionally made with a chocolate ganache center coated in chocolate, icing sugar, cocoa powder or chopped toasted nuts usually in a spherical, conical, or curved shape. Other fillings may replace the ganache: cream, melted chocolate, caramel, nuts, berries, or other assorted sweet fruits, nougat, fudge, or toffee, mint, chocolate chips, marshmallow, and, popularly, liqueur. My name is derived from my traditional shape, which resembles the edible part of the tuber fungus.
What am I?
FOOD-OLOGY ADVICE COLUMN by Juliet A. Boghossian
Q. “My boyfriend treats wait staff/restaurant workers very poorly. He is condescending and very disrespectful. He even made a waitress cry once because he kept probing her knowledge of a specific item on the menu until she couldn't answer and he said, "exactly, get the chef over here to explain what you don't know." I thought he was trying to show off at first, but it is starting to get uncomfortable and just wrong. What does this say about him and potentially our relationship? "
What it says about him: Egotistical, entitled, inconsiderate, crude, low self-esteem hence the need to earn senseless ego boosts by belittling people who don't even deserve it.
What you can expect if you stick around in this relationship: Short term you may chock up his authoritative/aggressive nature with wait staff to be a sign of his high expectations, his manhood or his perfectionist nature. You may make excuses in your mind for his rude behavior. Over time you will find yourself apologizing to wait staff for him when he steps away from the table-as you are mortified by his rude behavior. Once he feels comfortable with you, with no doubt you can expect he will treat you equally as disrespectful. Expect outbursts of inconsiderate, rude, narcissist behavior. This guy has no filter, social etiquette or respect for others. He believes he is superior to all and lacks a genuine kindness or human spirit.
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