AEE 171: Learn How to Hack Your American Eating Habits with a Food Expert

LobsterDo you want to eat like a New Englander, but you’re afraid of gaining weight?

Today we talk to food blogger Grace Lentini about the food of New England, and how to eat it!

We’ll also talk about American eating habits.

When in New England, you’ve got to try the seafood.  Boston had a huge fishing industry, Maine is famous for lobster, and Rhode Island is a great place to find calamari.

You want to try all of these, but if you don’t want to gain weight while doing it, Grace says to consider three things:

  1. Portion Sizes: Restaurants in the U.S. will sometimes bring an overwhelming amount of food to your table.  Think about sharing a portion with a friend, ordering a half-portion, or taking some of your meal to go.
  2. Fried Food is Fattening: It might be better to order a meal that has been baked, boiled, broiled or grilled.
  3. Raw Seafood: Experience local seafood raw if possible!  Oysters on the half shell are a New England favorite.

 

Next, learn how to get better at English the way a chef gets better at cooking.

 

Have you ever tried any of these?

What would you order in a New England Restaurant?

Tell us about it in the comments section below!

Grace and Chocolate

Grace Lentini is a food blogger, editor, photographer and a lover of all things nature.  She writes the blog Graceful Dining (www.gracefuldining.blogspot.com) and can be found on Twitter (@gracie_nomnom).

Two things Grace loves most in this world are science and food. She went to school for science (BS in Wildlife and Conservation Biology) and started a food blog (www.gracefuldining.blogspot.com). After writing Graceful Dining for about a year, a local magazine, Providence Monthly, caught onto her blog and she started writing cover stories for them about food. Then, an editor position opened up, she interviewed, and got the job. Now, she is an editor for four lifestyle magazines. This life is crazy and you never know where you’re going to end up. Her advice to you is to do what you love, and hold on to the ride!

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