Tuesday, November 1, 2011

New Trend - Stone Age Cuisine

This should give the Barefoot Contessa, Paula Deen and Rachel Ray the giggles.

Apparently there is a growing Paleolithic diet movement which is becoming a new trendy endeavor.

A new Berlin (Germany) restaurant, Sauvage, offers food that the Stone Age Neanderthals might have eaten and for atmosphere diners eat at candle-lit tables amidst contemporary cave paintings.
No bread, pasta or sugar: Stone Age-style restaurant serves only food that was available to our caveman ancestors ... Proudly announcing a 'Real Food Revolution - Paleolithic cuisine!', there is no cheese, bread or sugar available, only fare accessible to our hunter-gatherer ancestors more than two million years ago. ... That means serving only organic, unprocessed fruit and vegetables, meat, fish, eggs, nuts, seeds, and herbs.... The menu includes salads with olives, capers and pine nuts; gluten-free bread with nut-based butter or olive tapenades; smoked salmon with herb dressing; and other various meat and fish dishes.

Gluten- and sugar-free cakes, like a spicy pumpkin pie, are available for those Stone Age diners who don't want to skip dessert.
Quite frankly I know of no historic record of Cavemen cooking pumpkin pies or eating cured olives or even caring if anything was gluten free or not ... but whatever.. it seems some people are finding the Paleolithic diet one which helps to lose weight, although there are conflicting reports.

The Paleolithic trend doesn't just stop with food - oh no, the Paleolithic obsessed have begun to build an entire lifestyle around the cave-man concept. They perform cave-man exercise by lifting boulders and running barefoot (I kid you not!), and they even go so far as to emulate the blood loss they believe Stone Age hunters might have experienced in pursuit of their dinner, by donating blood every few months.

How amusing.

I'll bet they save money on their car insurance too :)

File this one under "Yabba Dabba Doo".

Here is more information on the Paleo diet.

It does seem to work for some people, and health benefits are being reported.