L O & S L O F A L L FA R E
KITCHEN: Exploring a Few of
the Season’s Trends
/// BY EMILY J. MCCORKELL
This is the age of hipster trends: kale,
avocado toast, cauliflower rice, and
pickled or fermented everything
are just a few of the hipster food trends
that are permeating culture and
shaping our eating habits these days.
Don’t get me wrong – some of these
trends are wonderful! Getting back
to our roots of food and cooking,
supporting good food made by
small farms and manufacturers,
and healthy methods of
preserving and consuming foods
are not necessarily trends, but
good ‘ol health-and-common-sense.
We just don’t need skinny
jeans, facial hair, and our hair in
messy top knots to think so, too.
So calm down, hipsters!
But then there’s this. Dutch
Courage. Cuckold’s Comfort. Ladies
Delight. Knock Me Down. Names
of… drinks? As medicines? It is widely
believed that gin was first produced
in Holland in the early 17th century,
but there are reports of it being made
at earlier dates across Italy. In Holland, it
was widely popular not as a nighttime tipple,
but as a medicinal drink, used to treat stomach
ailments and gallstones. Although the newly
produced medicine wreaked havoc in society with
“over-medicating” and loose liquor licensing, this herbal
drug of the past has a few health benefits when drank in
For instance, the juniper berries used to make gin pack a
hefty punch in helping to fight infections, prevent heart
disease, fight liver and kidney disease, and improve
circulation. These berries are antioxidant superfoods!
Why not try making this easy drink at your next get
together? Your health is definitely something to drink to!
Innovative Health - Fall 2017
on granary bread with brie,
fried egg, pesto, salami,
tomatoes, and cheddar