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It will be quick and it will be hot. 1967 promotional image for the Amana Radarange

Hot food, fast: The home microwave oven turns 50

It's been five decades of microwave popcorn and piping hot leftovers in home kitchens. A serendipitous discovery helped engineers harness radar to create this now ubiquitous timesaving appliance.
Iron is contained in many vegetarian foods, and there are yummy ways to enhance how much you absorb. Shutterstock/Uber Images

Why iron is such an important part of your diet

Iron deficiency affects more than one in ten Australian women before they reach menopause. Better dietary choices can be part of the solution.
Despite its appeal to working-class viewers, the concept of the celebrity chef is built on inequality. AAP/Network Seven

You can’t eat with us! When the working class meet high-end cooking shows

Cooking shows like Zumbo's Just Desserts tout their self-taught, working-class contestants. But most of their audience is more likely to be cleaning the set than blast-chilling a croquembouche.
What does the contents of this bowl have in common with math? Clipp2nd

Mathematics, spaghetti alla carbonara and you

Mathematics and cooking can both be about problem solving, excitement, aesthetics. And it's for you to decide for yourself what you like and don't like in both realms.
OK you can trust this food label. But calories? Forget it. Bryan Kennedy

Why most food labels are wrong about calories

Food labels seem to provide all the information a thoughtful consumer needs, so counting calories should be simple. But things get tricky because food labels tell only half the story. A calorie is a measure…
Try to avoid too many saturated fatty acids by choosing oils that are liquid at room temperature. Marjan Lazarevski/Flickr

Health Check: cooking oils to eat and avoid

Health conscious consumers are increasingly ditching old favourites vegetable and canola oil for trendy alternatives like coconut and peanut oil. But are they any healthier? And how do they compare with…

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