They are loved by naturopaths and vegans, sought after by confectioners and chocolatiers, and now cognitive scientists might be hot on their trail – welcome to our episode for understanding almonds. Our guests this week are Associate Professor Alison Coates, lecturer in nutrition in School of Health Sciences and researcher in the Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA) in the Sansom Institute for Health Research at the University of South Australia, and her husband, Michael Coates, a PhD student at the University of South Australia (his PhD is focussed on understanding challenges associated with early harvest and managing moisture in almond stock piles).
This week, the SA Drink Of The Week is from Coates Wines.
Nigel will try to stump us in IS IT NEWS on the topic of almonds.
In 100 Weeks Ago we hear from Ben Heard, a clean energy advocate and proponent of nuclear engery.
And in the musical pilgrimage … Todd Fischer has a track called ‘Cognition’ by Attonbitus.
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Running Sheet: Understanding almonds
|What does a gimp taste like? … Blossoming almond stories|
|Theme and Introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.|
|00:02:39||SA Drink Of The Week
|Coates Wines 2012 The Gimp Shiraz McLaren Vale … tasting notes|
|00:07:44||Stories Without Notice
Steve went to the Holden plant for a session run by the Small Business Commissioner, to encourage businesses to recruit workers who will be out of work on October 20. Steve was completely blown away by the efficiencies and the tiny absentee rates. Workers have already been absorbed into caravan manufacturing, aged care, new business start ups, etc. The Holden plant will be home to a new, hybrid power plant soon after October 20.
Steve also toured the new Royal Adelaide Hospital.
|00:16:29||Alison Coates and Michael Coates
They are loved by naturopaths and vegans, sought after by confectioners and chocolatiers, and now cognitive scientists might be hot on their trail. I am talking about almonds and to crack open the shell and get to the kernels of truth and mystery awaiting us, we have Associate Professor Alison Coates, lecturer in nutrition in School of Health Sciences and researcher in the Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA) at the Sansom Institute for Health Research at the University of South Australia, and her husband, Michael Coates, a PhD student at the University of South Australia, whose his PhD is focussed on understanding challenges associated with early harvest and managing moisture in almond stock piles.
Here is the link to Alison’s Snack Food Cognition Study (please join Steve in it)
Here is Alison’s recipe
Rosemary sweet and spicy mixed nuts
Here is Nigel’s recipe for museli
Nigel’s Muesli recipe
And, of course, Nigel has produced a nutrition panel to accompany his recipe. Summary: Proceed with caution LOL
Did almonds bring you two together or did one of you steer the other towards almonds?
I did feel a rush of joy when I learned you are investigating the effect of almonds on cognitive functioning because I actually like almonds. We’ll get into your upcoming study shortly but first, what brought this research about?
Are peanuts really a poor nut cousin?
What role can and should nuts play in our diets?
Nut muesli vs fruit?
A naturopath once told me that the oil in almonds can go rancid and that is worse than not having almonds.
A question from Yvonne Davis: Almonds are too hard for her teeth. Is almond paste just as good?
This leads into the study that you are seeking 150-odd people for. Tell us about that.
I note in your study that if you don’t get almonds, you get unsalted potato chips. What is the least worst food for filling you up when you get cravings at night or through the day?
I am about to try meal ingredients being delivered and am curious about portion control. Any tips?
Janis Littleton My question – What are the most common varieties of almonds grown in SA? As in: Price, Carmel, Butte, etc. As I would love to know when I am more likely buying SA almonds than just “Australian almonds”.
Favourite almond dishes or preparation styles?
We asked Professor Flint about the paleo diet and he was scornful. What do you think?
What other fads are there?
|01:34:18||Is It News?
Nigel challenges the panel to pick the fake story from three stories from South Australia’s past.
The Mail May 1943
Border Watch March 1949
The Advertiser November 1906
|01:45:01||100 Weeks Ago
|In 100 Weeks Ago, we dig into the vault to find a snippet of our interview with Ben Heard of Decarbonise SA and Bright New World, at a time when South Australia was embarking on a people-led process to think through the nuclear waste facility issue. However, right at the beginning, I noted how Ben had transformed from anti-nuclear activist to pro-nuclear advocate on the basis of evidence, and got him to comment on the way the left and the right seem to duck and weave from side-to-side on related topics like global warming, nuclear engery, and GMO.|
|01:50:22|| Musical Pilgrimage
And our song this week is Cognition by Attonbitus, selected by our musical curator, Todd Fischer.
Very excited about the song I’ve got to play for you this week.
Being that theme was nutrition, in particular Almonds and their effect on cognitive function, I’ve decided to feature a track call Cognition by an awesome local band called Attonbitus.
This band is led by Michael Brigante who I’ve been following ever since I saw him busking in the mall a few years ago and was amazed by his unique style. When I spoke to Michael this week I was quite surprised to hear that he has made the move to Gouger St for his busking as apparently the Rundle Mall powers that be are making life very difficult for street performers. In his words “It seems like they don’t want buskers there anymore” which seems stupid to me as buskers are the best thing about the mall.
Anywho, Attonbitus is a band that draws so many different genres and styles its not funny and this song is no exception. Michael’s singing moves between a Bob Dylan-esque spoken word style to slightly psychedelic melodies that remind me of The Beatles. He then contrasts that against moments of unhinged expression that just scream raw emotion. The crisp drumming and bass then ties it all together in a playful funky rhythm that has hints of prog & reggae. This is a band that clearly has a lot of fun playing music and that really comes across in their songs.
If you like what you hear then jump on their Facebook Page to stay updated on all their upcoming gigs. Michael will be playing a solo show on Aug 17th at the William Bligh bar in the East End at 7pm and they have more shows in the works including a single launch in December. If you’re lucky you might even catch him out busking on Gouger St this Friday night.
|Alison you are too far from the microphone … Nigel take the ball gag out … we learn that from the USA|
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