2,000 calories is only enough to sustain children and postmenopausal women—but it's on nutrition labels everywhere
It has the second highest per capita gross domestic product in the world and the third largest proven reserves of natural gas. But it also ranks high in some less enviable categories, having among the greatest prevalence of , and genetic disorders in the world, according to international and local health experts. Native Qataris, who number only about 250,000 in a nation of 1.6 million, are suffering serious health problems that relate directly to a privileged lifestyle paid for with the nation’s oil wealth, as well as a determination to hold onto social traditions, like having young people marry their cousins. “We’re talking serious obesity,” said Dr.
We purchase refrigerators the way we fill them: out of necessity-to preserve the milk; to keep the greens from wilting. But from the right vantage point, an open fridge is the perfect staging grounds for a discussion of consumption. And if the aphorism holds true-if we really are what we eat-then refrigerators are like windows into our souls.
Photographs by Pierre Terdjman for The New York Times Petter Nilsson at work in La Gazzetta in Paris; beets with watercress coulis at La Gazzetta; Adeline Grattard at Yam’tcha. More Photos » Inside, the chalky lavender walls were the same color as the hostess’s angora dress, summoning my inner design snob.
It's the most exclusive private dining club in the world, where members discuss the gastronomic leanings of world leaders - from the Queen's breakfasts to George Bush's evening snacks and Angela Merkel's potato soup. Last night 25 chefs of presidents and monarchs met in Monaco for their annual dinner after a week travelling around France, sampling ingredients and collecting ideas. The Club de Chefs des Chefs (Club of Leaders' Chefs) includes the heads of kitchens from the White House and Buckingham Palace to the United Nations and the Élysée who meet to discuss the challenges of feeding world power-brokers.