Vic Cherikoff
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An update on Herbal-Active® – a natural preservative

An update on Herbal-Active® – a natural preservativeThis email is an update on Herbal-Active®, a new natural preservative beginning to replace benzoates and sorbates in a wide range of foodstuffs and cosmetics. Natural preservatives pose a host of challenges in developing their application potential. As with chemical preservatives, the presence or absence of organic matter, liquid Read More …

Wild Foods, we need more of them

Wild Foods, we need more of themLots of layers in this topic. There is no doubt that we should be eating more wild foods as they supply an enormous range of components that are being bred out of our conventional produce. Read more about this at the Wild Foods website. But I’d like to cover a few items Read More …

Freeze-Dried (Lyophilized) Wild Fruits

New Products – Freeze-dried Wild FruitsWe produce a range of freeze-dried (lyophilized) wild fruits for chocolate coating, snack foods, breakfast cereals etc. The range includes riberries, rainforest limes, Illawarra plums, finger limes, Davidson plums, wild rosellas and of course, our star product; the LIFE (Lyophilized Indigenous Food Essentials)™. Naturally, they are all pre-dipped in Fresher4Longer natural food rinse™ (industrially Read More …

Does Fructose Make Me Look Fat In This?

Does Fructose Make Me Look Fat In This?Interesting to see the mainstream press slowly cottoning on to the fact that fructose is a bad sugar in the same way as trans-fats and low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol are bad fats. From my own research into sucrose and the deleterious effects of the fructose within it, I Read More …

Wild Foods – my newest book is out!

Wild Foods – my newest book is out!Woo-whoo! My new book is out and available in our on-line store. The sub-title to Wild Foods – Looking back 60,000 years for clues to our future survival tells you a little of the range of topics covered by my writings and that of contributors Ian Chivers and Izabela Konczak. The overall theme is disruptive Read More …

Defining an Australian Cuisine

Defining an Australian CuisineObviously there’s not much happening in hospitality at the moment, at least not much to write about. The trade rave, Hospitality Directory, regurgitated a rubbish piece on defining an Australian cuisine and dragged out the usual suspects for their comments. It is as if these chefs define what we cook at home. I Read More …