From Prix Fixe to Cold Tea: A Glossary of Popular (and Obscure) Restaurant Terms

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Kosher Food that conforms to Jewish dietary laws and rituals. Pork and shellfish are never kosher, nor is meat mixed with dairy products. If you see a restaurant named "Ralph's Clam Shack and Rib House," chances are, it is not kosher.

Prix Fixe A full meal, typically with between three and seven courses that is offered at a set price. Often, that set price will drive a person to drinking lots and lots of cold tea once his or her credit card bill comes inrepparttar following month.

Smart Casual A dubious restaurant dress-code term, typically meaning, "no jeans and sneakers, but don't wear with a suit and tie, either." In other words, dress like you are playing 18 holes of golf (but don't wear metal spikes). George Costanza on "Seinfeld" coined this term. 'Nuff said.

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Trattoria A restaurant, usually informal, that serves simple, old-fashioned Italian meals. If a trattoria also has a decent wine list, another name forrepparttar 138442 place would be bistro (see). But a bistro cannot be a trattoria unless it serves Italian food. However, if a bistro does serve Italian food but does not have a decent wine list, then it is no longer a bistro. It is a trattoria. Actually, it may be best to just forgetrepparttar 138443 whole thing. Both are restaurants. OK?

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Cow's Milk And Milk Alternatives -- Is Mare's Milk Too Exotic? Part 1

Written by Núria Roig

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Cow's milk allergy is not so widespread, but when it affects children mothers have to find a healthy milk substitute that gives them peace of mind. To avoid milk allergy symptoms those who are allergic to cow's milk protein should avoid any contact to milk.

Mare's milk can be an alternative for adults suffering from cow's milk allergy, lactose intolerance, or soy milk allergy. Parents should seekrepparttar advice of a doctor. Mare's milk is popular in northern European countries, but in North America it is still difficult to find a supplier.

Mare's milk is easier to digest than cow's milk. Its protein composition is closer to human milk than to cow's milk. It has a lower fat content, vitamin A and four times more vitamin C. It contains magnesium, potassium, nitrogen, calcium, phosphorous and sodium. Mongolian have drank lots of fermented mare's milk and used it fresh for their salty tea for centuries. This could explain how they survived with only a few vegetables in their diet.

The Belgian farmer who first sold me mare's milk was really enthusiastic about it. He told me that he had suffered from severe candida for many years and that he had cured himself drinking 250 ml or 8,5 ounces of mare's milk a day. For a year and a half he traveled allrepparttar 138263 way torepparttar 138264 Netherlands to buy his precious mare's milk. Finally he himself established a mare's milk farm and he is now selling mare's milk succesfully.

I did not have such digestive complaints, but I wanted to taste it. And so I drank a glass of mare's milk every day for one month. Its texture is indeed thinner than cow's milk, and it is sweeter and very light onrepparttar 138265 stomach.

In northern Europe mare's milk is already a substitute for acne sufferers who prefer not to associate dairy and acne. Why not try mare's milk if you have trouble digesting cow's milk, acne breakouts, skin complaints, or simply to add more variety to your food?

Núria Roig invites you to visit , where you can learn about a wealth of natural acne treatments and a collection of healthy skin solutions. For information on the Mediterranean diet from personal experience go to . Copyright © Núria Roig. All rights reserved.

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