Gym Junkies is running a 12 Days of Fitness  series which includes a new workout video every day for 12 days. The series is already several days going, but it’s not to late to join in!
Did you know that high fructose corn syrup can make you fat ? The Consumerist enlightens us.
It seems to be meat week all around the web. Free the Animal talks meatvolution , and he talks it well.
Looking for a last minute gift idea for your meat lover? Give your Grok or Grokette a bacon wallet .
Did early man experiment with fermented foods? Very possibly… 
- One more dessert from Girl Gone Primal, choc-berry pie . This one’s a little more complex than the chocolate balls, but well worth the effort.
- Last week I mentioned Dr. Eades and his new Sous Vide for home cooking. If you want an idea of how (and how well) it works, check out NoodleFood’s week with the sous vide .
One year ago (December 13 – 19)
- My Top 10 Favorite Books  – Including Ayn Rand, Jack Kerouac, and Cormac McCarthy. The list is a compilation of my favorites in fiction, science, anthropology, and health.
- In Vino Veritas (and Health?)  – My four justifications for drinking more wine.
Comment of the Week
If you want to give something more personal, especially to friends and staff at the office, consider roasting your own collection of mixed nuts packed into a glass jar with a red ribbon on it. I usually keep a mix of roasted almonds, macadamia nuts, and pecans lightly salted on hand. I follow the recipe in The Garden of Eating by Rachel and Don, which consists of spreading the nuts in one layer on a cookie sheet and pop in the oven for about 10 to 15 min at 350-degree F. Then place in a bowl, sprinkle with a little bit of celtic salt (I also sometimes sprinkle on dried dulse as well) and after cooling I pack them into glass jars. Your friends will thank you!