25 Ingredients Nobody Cooks With Anymore — but Should

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“Here are just a few vintage kitchen staples you don’t see much of anymore, but should consider cooking with again.” says Carolyn Menyes in “25 Ingredients Nobody Cooks With Anymore — but Should“, published on TheDailyMeal.com.

Menyes’ list of 25 includes ingredients such as bacon grease, chicken fat, and lard, butter, heavy cream, whole milk, and buttermilk. Many of which we’ve been told to avoid. Mind you, Menyes doesn’t suggest the ingredients on her list are good or bad for you rather her focus seems to be on taste. And why shouldn’t it be?

These days, the list of what we should eat and what we should not eat seems to change too frequently to even try keeping up. Eggs are good for you, wait no… they’re bad. Whoops, actually, they are good for you after all! Then again… maybe they’re not?

In the midst of all the confusion, maybe it’s best to stick with this bit of sage advice from the Greek poet Hesiod (c.700 bc), ‘observe due measure; moderation is best in all things’.

Enjoy your food, and try to find some balance between good taste and good health!

To view the full list of “25 Ingredients Nobody Cooks With Anymore — but Should” with Menyes commentary, visit: https://www.thedailymeal.com/cook/retro-cooking-ingredients

Recommended Reading

Opinion: Nutrition Science Is Broken. This New Egg Study Shows Why., At turns lauded and vilified by health experts, the humble egg is an example of what’s wrong with nutrition studies. by Timothy F. Kirn, UNDARK

The truth about eating eggs, by Jessica Brown, BBC

Why No One Can Decide Whether Eggs Are Good or Bad For You, by Tanya Basu, TheDailyBeast

Are eggs good or bad for you? New research rekindles the debate, by ASSOCIATED PRESS

Why Are Eggs Good for You? An Egg-Ceptional Superfood, by Kris Gunnars, BSc, Healthline

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Eggs May Be Bad for the Heart, a New Study Says—But There’s More to the Story, by Jamie Ducharme, TIME