In some households, children have been learning to cook and bake while parents are home during the pandemic.
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A nutritionist shares five habits becoming more common during the pandemic that she hopes will continue. Eating family meals together is just the start.
‘The Queens Closet Opened,’ first published in 1655, shared recipes and support for the deposed monarchy. Here, portrait of Charles I and Queen Henrietta Maria, by Anthony van Dyck, 1632.
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Recipe sharing is all the rage in the pandemic as in other times of turmoil. English cookbooks of the 16th and 17th centuries promised recipes for comfort with a dash of glamour.
Many home cooks have taken to baking sourdough as a show that they are OK in lockdown.
During the lockdown, baking bread can bring us together and help us articulate our fears.
An invisible organism with worldwide influence.
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Yeast is a single-celled organism that's everywhere around us. Understanding how yeast works can help you make better bread and appreciate this old friend of humanity.
If you haven't already, join the sourdough revolution. Being home means you can tend to your starter, satisfy carb cravings, bake healthier bread and impress your friends on social media.
Self-isolating may mean many Canadians will be forced to spend more time in the kitchen, a place that’s been foreign to most millennials, according to a new survey.
One positive thing coming out of pandemic-related self-isolation could be that people will spend more time in their kitchens, a place where fewer Canadians have ventured in recent years.
With shelves empty, wartime pages of the Australian Women’s Weekly show us how Australians have dealt with food shortages in the past: with creativity, ingenuity and good humour.
Researchers May Nango, Djaykuk Djandjomerr and S. Anna Florin collecting plants in Kakadu National Park. Reproduced with permission of Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation.
Charred plant remains from one of the oldest archaeological sites reveal that the first Australians ate a varied - and sometimes labour-intensive - diet.
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Like many plants, onions have defenses to ward off creatures that may want to eat them. Their secret weapon is a kind of natural tear gas.
Leftovers, as one French chef put it, ‘can be as good as, if not better than, the first time they are served.’
It doesn't have to be a week of tiresome turkey sandwiches. A food historian explains how the French came to see leftovers as an outlet for creativity and experimentation.
Food didn’t become gendered until the late 19th century.
In the early 20th century, women's food started being described as 'dainty,' meaning fanciful but not filling.
Legendary Australian food writer Margaret Fulton, pictured here at the launch of a stamp collection featuring her in 2014, has died aged 94.
Margaret Fulton built a long-lasting career on the provision of sound, trustworthy cookery advice.
Getting a healthy meal on the table every night is a challenge for many mothers.
Celebrity chefs often preach about the ease of home cooking and meal planning. But for most mothers juggling a job, child care, housework and meal prep, this is virtually impossible.
In a recent research study, around 10 per cent of the recipes examined contained unsafe food preparation instructions.
A food safety expert offers six tips on safe food handling that many cookbooks and cooking shows fail to deliver.
Experimentally heated quartzite at different stages of heating.
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Researchers can more easily compare heated rocks from different studies and areas.
Libraries are offering new and innovative things that belie their historic image as silent places to read.
With advancements in technology, libraries are offering much more than something to read. A library researcher offers a sampling of some unexpected items that library patrons can check out these days.
Eating right is good for families.
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Many of the low-income people who do use VeggieBook after downloading it at food pantries are eating more nutritious meals, often with more focused family time at the table.
Preparation. Focus. Positivity. Think like an athlete to win a Christmas medal.
Reading recipes enhances vocabulary. Baking involves measurement, addition and subtraction. Slicing your personal pizza is a great way to explain fractions to your child.
Research shows that cooking with your kids helps them try more foods, eat more healthily and waste less food. It also offers opportunities to practise math and bond as a family.
I had never encountered the word ‘curry muncher’ until I arrived in Australia 10 years ago.
The politics of curry.
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Whether being called 'curry munchers' or pigeonholed as authorities on a dish largely invented by the British, diasporic South Asians are emulsified in a deep pool of curry.