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« on: November 02, 2011, 11:06:28 AM »


Sauvage: {der Wilde, die Wilde} (The Wild)

Sauvage opened her doors in May 2011, in the vibrant Kreuzköllner Kiez. After six months of hard labor we've transformed a former brothel into a small restaurant with great ambition. Sauvage represents the first Paleolithic - or Prehistoric- restaurant on the Eurasian continent.

Rumor has it that Sauvage might in fact be the first restaurant of sorts in the whole World.

With a lot of love and devotion we'd like to take you on a culinary time travel, a trip on
our roller-coaster of taste explosions to a creative, saporous outburst for your senses.

We welcome you to the warm heart of our primal kitchen. Come and taste. Discover. Enjoy.



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Huh? Paleo?

The paleolithic Cuisine is based on a groundbreaking vision on nutrition and offers the world's most healthy diet. Nonetheless is Paleolithic food also one of the most flavorful. The prehistoric kitchen exclusively works with organic, unprocessed foods and thus excludes every kind of processed foods, sprung from agriculture and domestication. Grains, starches, dairy products and sugar have no place on the paleolithic menu. The basic ingredients of Paleo cooking are veggies, meat, fish, eggs, oils, nuts, seeds and herbs. All ingredients come from Organic farming or wildlife.

Paleo Cuisine is based on the dietary habits of our prehistoric ancestors, but doesn't tend to mimic how prehistoric man ate. The Modern Paleo cook combines evolutionary science with contemporary cuisine and ancestral cooking methods.
 
Yeah! Paleo!


Adjusting your eating habits to paleo principles means actually feeding your body how nature intended. Doing so results in immediate, tremendous health-benefits. One should really try it out to understand the real impact. From personal experience we noted the following results:

*Higher and steady energy levels throughout the whole day- everyday.

*Natural body re-composition- effortless fat-burning and muscle-growth.

*Clear skin, softer hair and stronger teeth.

*Better immune system (Hence no more colds or flu. Major savings on doctor visits and pharmaceutical purchases!)

*Higher sex-drive.

*Mental balance and general well being.

Caveman cooking'

*100% Homemade!

We prepare everything ourselves. From the ghee, which gives that soft & creamy taste when frying a steak, to our walnut butter, our variety of pesto's and the meanwhile famous grain free crackers. We choose to start from full organic basic ingredients, in order to ensure you the most pure and natural finished dish, in stead of opening up a jar and pop some convenience meal into the microwave. Therefor we ask for your understanding, when it takes a while to serve your meal. We hope we created a place where you can relax, enjoy the music and a glass of wine, so waiting for your plate becomes a pleasure...

*Healthy meats and fish!

All of the animal products we use in our kitchen come from controlled organic farming or wildlife. Happy, healthy animals provide healthier and better tasting meat. We assure you will never find a piece of meat from a diseased and tortured animal on your plate at Sauvage. We purchase meat from free range, organic fed and as much as possible grass fed cattle.

*Organic fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts and seeds!

As in the animal products we use, all our vegetarian ingredients come from organic farming. Because we are restricted by seasonal availability our menu is limited, and ever changing. In this way we can serve you the most fresh and best tasting foods.

*Sugar free!

We sweet our dishes with the natural sweetness of fruits and herbs. All our cakes and pies are 100% free of processed sugar. Therefor you will find that our cakes and desserts are never overly sweet, but let you enjoy their wide scale of natural flavors, provided by fresh fruits, nuts, herbs and raw honey. Sweet indulgence, but sugar free and full of antioxidants, fiber and vitamins! Could there be anything better in the whole wide world?

*Gluten and Grain free!

Grains are designed to resist, not to be eaten. Those stone hard corns are bulking of Lectins, Phytins and other anti-nutrients. With every bite they attack our digestive- and immune system, putting our bodies in a constant inflammatory state, causing disease combined with fatigue and fat storage due to the carb-overload. That is why we shun grains like the plague. So no bread, no pasta, no rice. We leave those utterly bland and boring tastes behind us and offer you crackers, crusts & bakes made from seeds, vegetables and nut flours. Hard work for us, delicious tastes for you. You will find that the over-consumption of grains in traditional cuisine often makes you feel bloated, tired and uncomfortable after dinner. Our meals will make you fully sated but feeling light as a feather at the same time.

*Healthy Fats!

At Sauvage you know exactly what you eat. The majority of restaurants will serve you food, which often looks healthy on the outside, but can be bulking of invisible unhealthy junk. The free radicals of overheated or rancid oils for instance, or the trans-fats of hydrogenated vegetable oils. None of that on your plate at Sauvage. We bake, fry and cook with homemade ghee (clarified butter), homemade clarified lard or suet and unrefined palm oil or coconut oil. All of these provide healthy, heath-stable fats with an excellent Omega 3-Omega 6 ratio. Cold dishes are prepared with extra virgin Olive oil and Nut-oils. For your health.
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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2011, 11:27:55 AM »
Has not grain been our staple food for centuries? Cattle, horses, birds eat it. I eat it and will most likely continue to eat it. To discontinue the reliance on grain based food would be a huge step. Obviously, this needs to be researched.

Oops - I forgot the link: http://www.sauvageberlin.com/
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2011, 01:07:38 PM »
Has not grain been our staple food for centuries? Cattle, horses, birds eat it. I eat it and will most likely continue to eat it. To discontinue the reliance on grain based food would be a huge step. Obviously, this needs to be researched.

Yeah, I thought that was odd.
But the food descriptions & pictures look yummy!

Reminds me a little of middle-eastern food, which is good & healthy (hummus, salads, meat/lamb, etc.)

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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2011, 03:20:04 PM »
Yeah, I thought that was odd.
But the food descriptions & pictures look yummy!

Reminds me a little of middle-eastern food, which is good & healthy (hummus, salads, meat/lamb, etc.)

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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2011, 03:55:47 PM »
Has not grain been our staple food for centuries? Cattle, horses, birds eat it. I eat it and will most likely continue to eat it. To discontinue the reliance on grain based food would be a huge step. Obviously, this needs to be researched.

Oops - I forgot the link: http://www.sauvageberlin.com/

Cavemen ate wild grains. They're just seeds.
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2011, 04:07:20 PM »
Cavemen ate wild grains. They're just seeds.

Yes, of course they did.  :)
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2011, 07:41:45 PM »
The paleolithic Cuisine is based on a groundbreaking vision on nutrition and offers the world's most healthy diet.

I saw a tv show a couple days ago about Otzi, the famous Alpine mummy.  They say he showed hardening of the arteries. 

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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2012, 04:48:27 PM »
We bake, fry and cook with homemade ghee (clarified butter), homemade clarified lard or suet and unrefined palm oil or coconut oil.

They say in the article that they don't use dairy, but then what to I see? ... BUTTER! ...

Yum ... butter is good stuff.

I suppose they mean that ghee is the fat clarified out of butter, with the dairy solids removed. Still it looks like dairy food to me. It is just a form of BUTTER.

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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2012, 03:50:04 PM »
Clarified butter. Comes from milk which comes from domesticated cattle which was originally only common in Northern Europe because that is where the mutation allowing adults to digest lactose originated.

Current tastes always intrude on food fads including invented ones.

As for authenticity, every vegetable, root, fruit and nut has been selected and bred often to the point only a pro could recognize the wild original. The selection was for flavor, size, and nutrition. One can imagine a side dish of corn filled with mature cobs a fraction the size of chinese baby corn. How about a dish of peas smaller than BBs? Tomatoes smaller than cherries with proportionately much less pulp. Any vegetable not collected in the wild as a wild plant does not belong on the menu.

Similarly ancestral methods of cooking. No pots and pans at all including pottery. Veggies baked in the coals and hot ash. Meat hung near or over open flame only. Certainly narrows down the preparation techniques.

Lard, clarified butter, oils? What were they kept in without pottery? How were they produced in the first place such as palm oil and such without presses?

And meats only from "happy", healthy animals. Where in the world would Paleolithic man find such animals? In the wild they had all the diseases and parasites they came across. They were in constant "fear" of predation. They were chronically underfed as when food is plentiful the population increases until the availability of food is again a limiting factor in survival.

There is more but this is enough.
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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2012, 04:12:27 PM »
Clarified butter. Comes from milk which comes from domesticated cattle which was originally only common in Northern Europe because that is where the mutation allowing adults to digest lactose originated.

Current tastes always intrude on food fads including invented ones.

As for authenticity, every vegetable, root, fruit and nut has been selected and bred often to the point only a pro could recognize the wild original. The selection was for flavor, size, and nutrition. One can imagine a side dish of corn filled with mature cobs a fraction the size of chinese baby corn. How about a dish of peas smaller than BBs? Tomatoes smaller than cherries with proportionately much less pulp. Any vegetable not collected in the wild as a wild plant does not belong on the menu.

Similarly ancestral methods of cooking. No pots and pans at all including pottery. Veggies baked in the coals and hot ash. Meat hung near or over open flame only. Certainly narrows down the preparation techniques.

Lard, clarified butter, oils? What were they kept in without pottery? How were they produced in the first place such as palm oil and such without presses?

And meats only from "happy", healthy animals. Where in the world would Paleolithic man find such animals? In the wild they had all the diseases and parasites they came across. They were in constant "fear" of predation. They were chronically underfed as when food is plentiful the population increases until the availability of food is again a limiting factor in survival.

There is more but this is enough.

But another point is that via our husbandry, we've created unnatural foods.  Free range animals on the edge of survival versus fat, warehoused genetically-engineered specimens.  What's best to eat?
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« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2012, 01:53:14 AM »
But another point is that via our husbandry, we've created unnatural foods.  Free range animals on the edge of survival versus fat, warehoused genetically-engineered specimens.  What's best to eat?

That which does not eat us first.

There is no anthropological evidence humans did anything but eat whatever they could find, catch or kill. It is not clear what natural or unnatural means in this context.

One thing we do learn from history and archaeology is that that food fads have been with us from the beginning. In ancient Egypt how about a plate of onions for breakfast to get ready for a day of hard work on the pyramids?

In just the last 20 years cholesterol has gone full circle with every one time good idea being reversed. A couple months ago I could not have said that but the high density ones are no longer good for you. Pick your study, eat what you will.

In any event this restaurant is selling modern food fads under the guise of it having been at one time natural. One of the other "unnatural" things they are presenting is foods found outside of Africa. New world foods are about as far as we can get from one meaning for "natural."

Other than fish our meats are limited to those we have been able to domesticate. It is still going to be a few decades before all the stuff farmers to do them is greater than what 8000 or years of breeding has done to them. There are many breeds of cattle. GM has not produced a single new breed.

However free range has limited meaning. Obviously it is out for chickens. However free range chickens, if they really are, have the same cost as beef per pound and tend to be gamey. Deer is gamey because it is free range. It is an acquired taste that limits preparation to stronger flavors. Coq au Vin is good. Butter in free range chicken breast is a waste of good butter.

Cattle mostly are free range before fattening up. It is moot for hogs as they need a diet more or less like ours so it doesn't really matter where they get it. I am not familiar with sheep.

In evolutionary reality if it is not a free range Gazelle from the savannah it is not from where we evolved. If it is from the savannah then it was among the weakest of the herd which is why it was killed and eaten. Weakest or sickest or most parasite ridden or whatever is not what we know are the best tasting meats. It is reasonable to assume our taste evolved to indicate better quality at least in terms of fewest negative components. They might even have evolved to like what is good for us but I would not bet on that given we eat everything.

Free range in evolutionary reality is not a good thing. Free range in an artificial, predator-free environment with regular feedings and clean water and veterinarians and vaccines may or may not be better but it certainly is not natural by any definition.

Add GM to New World and non-African foods and either we died off as a species or we can eat anything that doesn't eat us first and thrive on it. There is a huge variety in foods and eating styles around the world. Only quantity appears to have an impact on life expectancy. There is no other objective criteria for food. We did not evolve as prey specific or food specific.

There is a kicker in all of this. The nutrition value of food is higher when cooked. Maybe we could only survive on uncooked gazelle (for example) but after cooking on any meat. It would be the same for non-African roots and such. We have had fire and been cooking for so long we do not have the jaw muscles to experiment with survival on other non-cooked animals. Meaning your guess is as good as mine. I am just trying to touch all bases.

Looking at all the different mixes and preparation styles from around the world there is no apparent criteria or measure for "quality" of food. It is absolutely true some food fad can be pushed based upon some limited criteria but without much effort it is usually easy to find an opposite example.

Morbid obesity and starvation both limit life expectancy. Between obesity and a marginal diet there isn't much difference because something specific will get you first. It is an old observation, with any luck we will live long enough to die from cancer. Remember all of those "oldest person in _____" interviews. They are all obviously wearing out, i.e. looking older. What they have in common is having avoided the dozens proximate causes of death.

I look at it this way. Fat is to get up through the lean times. If there are no lean times there is no value in fat. It only has survival value when there are lean times. It increases life expectancy when food is in short supply.

So only a modest amount of it is needed. Eat what you enjoy but use the bathroom scale to control the quantity. Hint, the less you weigh the fewer calories needed to move around. So the less you weigh the more enjoyable the foods simply in lesser quality. Indulge every day just not so much. Don't cut out eggs, have only one.

Or take food intake on a weekly schedule, splurge one day fast the next. That works for me. I live alone, retired with no social obligations to share food so it works for me. It might even satisfy a meaning of natural. The hunt was good, enjoy. The next day live on leftovers.
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« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2012, 01:34:33 PM »
I look at it this way. Fat is to get up through the lean times. If there are no lean times there is no value in fat. It only has survival value when there are lean times. It increases life expectancy when food is in short supply

Correct, after WWII we had a daily dose of Cod Liver Oil. Administered by the Red Cross.

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So only a modest amount of it is needed. Eat what you enjoy but use the bathroom scale to control the quantity. Hint, the less you weigh the fewer calories needed to move around. So the less you weigh the more enjoyable the foods simply in lesser quality. Indulge every day just not so much. Don't cut out eggs, have only one.

One egg for one breakfast with a slice of ham - next day Oatmeal and home baked rye bread with apricot jam or orange marmalade. Oatmeal sometimes. I just made some rhubarb jam for a change yesterday.

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Or take food intake on a weekly schedule, splurge one day fast the next. That works for me. I live alone, retired with no social obligations to share food so it works for me. It might even satisfy a meaning of natural. The hunt was good, enjoy. The next day live on leftovers.

I don't fast. I had to do enough of it as a kid, due to severe lack of food...

When I cook, I cook enough to last for several meals and freeze them in 1lb containers, enough for two people. This morning I prepared sauerkraut, enhanced with caraway seeds, salt, sugar, apple sauce, some crisp bacon and sliced wieners. Ready to freeze: 7 tubs!

I do the same with meatloaf, ribs, roast, seafood chowder, soups etc. I also bake rye bread and the occasional apple pie or marble cake German style, by request. It also helps that I love to cook and don't have to do the dishes.  :) 

So, I cook one week per month and this gives me ample time for other things.
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