Why the Concept of a Healthy Breakfast is Linked to Religion

Did you know that John Harvey Kellogg (aka creator of the breakfast cereal brand) was deeply-religious and believed “masturbation was the greatest evil, which bland, healthy foods like corn flakes could prevent”? Weirdly, this is related to our fairly recent obsession with eating a healthy breakfast. When the Industrial Revolution occurred in the late 19th century, people began worrying more about health—due to many workers …

Brooklyn-made STAGG Jam + Marmalade

Small-batch, handmade spreads in thoughtful flavors

There’s much more coming out of Brooklyn than art and leather goods. In fact, some of the treats produced there happen to be rather delectable. STAGG jams and marmalades—all small-batch and handmade in Crown Heights—happen be a notable addition. The ingredients are simple and local, and are combined in a very traditional manner involving slow-cooking the whole fruit for up to 12 hours. The jam’s …

Eggs on a Plane

Mastering a good egg on the ground or in the air

On the ground or in the air, properly cooked eggs present a challenge to be mastered. Helen Davey worked for many years as a Pan Am stewardess, and her account of a harrowing experience making fresh scrambled eggs for an entire plane yielded impressive yet hilarious results. The good news: the passengers claimed it was the best breakfast on a plane they had ever eaten. …