Chopsticks and Weight Loss I

Preventing Diabetes and Alzheimer’s
The Ogasawara Method, or, What Suri Cruise Knows

“Eat Japanese — with chopsticks.  I lost 10 kilograms and two dress sizes.” — Kimiko Barber

Chopstick Rests

Chopstick Rests,
a Weight Management Tool

Can this tiny bit of ceramic tableware help you lose weight? It might, if you use it in a special way, according to some Japanese experts.And not just lose weight — some simple lifestyle modifications could help ward off diabetes, dementia and Alzheimer’s, according to some Japanese researchers.

Can using chopsticks help you lose weight? Kimiko Barber thinks so. The London-based food writer reported her success in using chopsticks to lose weight. Continue reading

Thai Cuisine

Hot, Sweet, Salty, Sour and Bitter
Variety in Flavor, Ingredients, Color

“Food is eaten not just for nourishment. For a Thai, it is an art, a topic of conversation, a source of pleasure.” — Kreesnee Ruangkritya [1]

Deva sculpture, Thailand 15th century

Deva, Thailand, 15th cent.

The core concepts of Thai cooking are hot, sweet, salty, sour and bitter.  A well-designed meal offers a variety in flavors, preparation methods, ingredients, and color.

So if a Red Curry is the main dish, the cook woul Continue reading

Japanese Cuisine 日本 料理

A Poetical Pursuit of Food [1]
Harmony for the Palate and the Eye

–“All Japanese food needs its setting.” — Sir John Pilcher, H.M. Ambassador to Japan [2]

“I wouldn’t be surprised to see 20 percent of Americans eating sushi as part of their regular diet in 10 or 15 years.” — Boye De Mente, 1987 [3]

Tosa Sake for New Year

Japanese food is one of the great cuisines of the Pacific Rim — and the world. Its popularity is leaping over national boundaries. Japanese cuisine is about Continue reading

Chinese Cuisine

A Fanfare of Chopsticks
The World’s Best Cooks

“There would have been universal insistence, with a fanfare of chopsticks, upon irresistible Chinese food.” — Richard Hughes [1]

“It would not be an overstatement to maintain that the Chinese are the best cooks in the world.” — V. R. Burkhardt [2]

Jade Chopsticks

Jade Chopsticks
Collected by Berthold Laufer

Chinese food is everyone’s favorite cuisine, it seems.  This holds true whether you are chef, foodie, food writer, or ordinary eater.

It is true not only in China, but Chinese food is hugely enjoyed in Japan, Australia, North and South America, and Europe.  These days, excellent Chinese food is increasingly available in the Middle East and Africa, as restaurants open to serve expatriate Chinese workers in those regions. Continue reading

Chopsticks

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Elegant Replacement for Fingers
The Most Refined Eating Utensils

What They Are: Chopsticks are the principal eating tools of a large part of East Asia, centering on what Toynbee calls the Sinic culture sphere.

They are about 10 to 12 inches long, with longer ones used for cooking and serving. Children’s chopsticks are about 5 inches long. In Japan, chopsticks for use by women tend run smaller than men’s chopsticks.

Chinese chopsticks tend to be longer than Japanese, and have more rounded ends, while Japanese ones tend to have pointed ends. Continue reading

Kimiko Barber

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Kimiko Barber
Using Chopsticks to Lose Weight

Using chopsticks to lose weight

Chopsticks – a Tool for Weight Management

“I lost over 10 kilograms and dropped two dress sizes.” –Kimiko Barber

Kimiko Barber had no plans to be a cook or food writer.  When she left her native Japan in the 1970s for the United Kingdom she was going to study serious subjects.

After a stint in a British boarding school, she did study economics and took a first-class degree.  Then she moved into investment banking. Continue reading

Chopsticks and Weight Loss

Using chopsticks to lose weight

Chopsticks – a Tool for Weight Management

Can Chopsticks Help You Lose Weight?

Kimiko Barber thinks so. The Japanese-born British food writer came to this conclusion a few years ago while writing two Continue reading

Chopsticks and Weight Control Could using chopsticks help control weight or even help lose weight?

Could Using Chopsticks Help You Lose Weight?
The Chopstick Diet – Kimiko Barber’s Discovery

Using chopsticks to lose weight

Chopsticks – a Tool for Weight Management

 

“I lost two whole dress sizes!” — Kimiko Barber

The concept may have originated with British food writer Kimiko Barber, herself Japanese-born.

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