I absolutely love any food articles researched and written by Kenji Lopez-Alt. His mind is similar to that of my son Dean’s regarding the science of cooking.
Today is Chinese New Year, the 4,716th, and the Year of the Boar or Pig. If you were born in 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 or 2019, then you are born in the last of all the zodiac animals, the boar. You are kind, generous, warm-hearted and considerate with leadership skills.
We have all heard of probiotic foods — those foods that have live cultures or bacteria such as yogurt, kefir, buttermilk, sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha and sourdough bread. But have you heard of prebiotic foods? They are the nondigestible carbohydrates that feed the good bacteria in our guts.