What's Intresting

10 Foods You Didn’t Know Were Processed

In the wake of Unprocessed October, you may have developed a taste for more simply-prepared fare. Problem is, you can’t trust your senses. Think that rolled oats are as untouched as food gets? Think again – and check out the rest of this list of 10 surprisingly processed foods! 1. […]

The Goldberg Variations: Merry Mazel Tov!

The first night of Chanukah falls on December 1st this year – and if you didn’t know that, then welcome to the club. A casual survey of Jews and gentiles alike leads me to believe that pretty much no one realized how early the holiday would begin this year. Even […]

The Goldberg Variations: A Love Letter to My Ex

I am the first to admit that I am, at best, a mediocre environmentalist. My crimes against the planet are too long to list, but even the highlight reel makes me cringe: I take really long hot showers, for the simple and idiotic reason that I’m so busy daydreaming I forget to turn off the […]

Overcooked: Olive Oil on Desserts

Olive oil ice cream and gelato are the darlings of the moment on restaurant dessert menus. It’s gotten to where you practically expect to see it before you even look at the menu. Depending on how jaded you are, you’re either excited by this, or bored and ready for the […]

Celebrity Knockoff: Angelina Jolie’s Pre-Golden Globes Outfit

How to knock off Angelina Jolie’s all-black Golden Globes outfit, in true eco-fashion. While I thought Mrs. Brad Pitt looked absolutely gorgeous in Atelier Versace on the red carpet at the Golden Globes this past weeked (those red lips!), she looked equally radiant wearing a more demure all-black outfit next […]

On Trend: Oxford Shoes

Feminine oxford shoes are a versatile replacement for fall’s flats. Following on the heels of the classic, tailored menswear trend is the versatile oxford which celebrities from Jessica Biel to Sienna Miller love to pound around town in. We like how quickly it makes a feminine silhouette just a little […]

Foodie Underground, Extra Fresh Edition: Foodprint Toronto

Sometimes one Foodie Underground a week just isn’t enough. In fact, we couldn’t keep this one on ice until Monday, so we’re bringing you an Extra Fresh Edition to feature Foodprint. The partnership between food and cities is a no-brainer; travel itineraries are often created around the food of a […]

The Goldberg Variations: Merry Mazel Tov!

The first night of Chanukah falls on December 1st this year – and if you didn’t know that, then welcome to the club. A casual survey of Jews and gentiles alike leads me to believe that pretty much no one realized how early the holiday would begin this year. Even […]

The Insider’s Guide to Life: I’m Off Nightshades

ColumnYou’re nothing til you’re nothing. I once dated a bright man who remarked that after years and years of girlfriends, he had simply come to accept the fact that every woman, no matter how sane and healthy she might appear to be, has at least one serious food “thing.” One […]

Sex by Numbers: Secrets and Lies

A weekly look at sex and culture, by the numbers. It may be that you can hide things from your partner and even from yourself, but you can’t hide from the relentless and elite team of sex researchers here at EcoSalon. We found them. All of them. And they’re downright […]

High Definition: Beach Bombshell

ColumnWant to have an iconic summer look beachside? Follow these tips. Sun-bleached blondes with beach tousled hair, smoldering black eyes and pouty nude lips captured a time in the ’60s when curvy women in bikinis lit up movie screens. Over the decades, Brigitte Bardot and Claudia Schiffer have been inspirational […]

Talk Healthy to Me

ColumnPublicly and privately, politicians are straining credibility. Years ago, I began to hear a steady stream of rumors about cell phones causing brain cancer. I took these warnings quickly to heart, since I have always been an early adopter when it comes to irrational panic. But my fears were dispelled […]

It’s My Party and I’ll Fry If I Want to

Men like to cook outside. I know that sounds like a sweeping generalization – my only defense is that it’s absolutely true. I have lived with a man for 25 years and in that time I have learned a few things about the opposite sex. Being outside puts men in touch […]

The Lazy Woman’s Top 10 Tips for Saving the Planet

In the earth-friendly circles in which I travel, I meet a lot of extremely dedicated eco-activists. They are all outrageously well meaning, if a bit overly caffeinated. The fact is I tend to keep my distance from the true zealots – those endlessly earnest composting vegans, the ones who wear […]

heARTbeat: Iris van Herpen’s Fashion as Art

ColumnWhere does the line between art and fashion dissolve? You know it when you see it. Iris van Herpen sets her fashion firmly into the realm of art as she sculpts couture dresses into wearable organisms, translucent snake skin and three-dimensional armature for the body. Her radical approach relies on […]

What's New

Sugar Addiction and Nutrition Labels: Foodie Underground

Would a revamped nutrition label help us deal with our sugar addiction? When you grab a food product off the shelf, do you look at the nutrition label? Chances are you do, but statistically more people look at the general nutrition facts than they do the ingredients. Our misunderstanding of […]

4 Years of a Column About Good Food: Foodie Underground

Four years of Foodie Underground means a lot of column writing. Here’s a look back. Something last week made me go and search for the first Foodie Underground ever written. I remembered that it was around springtime, but couldn’t remembered the month. As it turned out, my first column devoted […]

Foodie Underground: Is Technology Killing Our Relationship to Real Food?

ColumnIn our modern, technology filled world, we’re busy, and so we cut corners, but food shouldn’t be one of them. Checking your iPhone during dinner is rude (well, unless you’re food porning it up… and even then, there are limits). But what’s worse? Making your iPhone your dinner partner. That’s right […]

Foodie Underground: Everything in Moderation

ColumnHow does a foodie decide what to eat and what not to eat? It was early in the morning, NPR was on, and my mother and I were sitting at my kitchen table drinking tea. An interview came on the radio with an executive of a certain well known specialty […]

Hot Right Now