• healthy food

    With All the Hype About Air Fryers, Is Cooking With One Actually Healthy?

    Photo credit: 92/1 Moo3 Huai Yang Kham Chun Phayao, Thailand 56150 – Getty Images From Bicycling Air fryers are an internet favorite—they’re touted as an easy way to make some of your favorite, not-so-healthy foods (think: crispy fried chicken! golden French fries!) way better for you—without sacrificing any of the deliciousness. So much better, in fact, that you can chow down as often as you want with zero guilt. But is that really true? Are air fryers actually healthy? Here’s a look at how these trendy new kitchen appliances work, whether air frying really is a better choice than deep   Read More

    Comments Off on With All the Hype About Air Fryers, Is Cooking With One Actually Healthy?
  • Food & Cooking

    These Texas Cookbooks Will Guide You Through Quarantine Cooking

    We’re ordering a lot more takeout these days, but we are cooking up a storm at home too. Yes, we’ve been looking to our dear, semi-regular Pandemic Pantry series where we drop a Cattleack Barbeque slaw recipe here and senior editor Kathy Wise’s black bean primer there. But sometimes you want to crack open a hefty cookbook, thumb through the pages to see where (or if) inspiration strikes. That’s what we’re doing today: exploring some of the Texas cookbooks—many with a DFW connection—that are helping us get excited about diving into the kitchen, where we’re spending quite a bit   Read More

    Comments Off on These Texas Cookbooks Will Guide You Through Quarantine Cooking
  • healthy food

    $2.6 million emergency program provides 5-day food packages during pandemic

    A $2.6 million public-private program has been created to provide emergency food care packages for families facing hunger as the coronavirus pandemic continues. The 20-pound boxes will be filled with five days’ worth of nonperishable meals. Distributors say they can be easily assembled and mass-produced at the usual Federation of Virginia Food Banks. Other locations are being considered to reach vulnerable people and those in quarantine. The initiative, called the We Care COVID-19 Virginia Emergency Food Support program, is being paid for with a $1.4 million state grant from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, aka CARES   Read More

    Comments Off on $2.6 million emergency program provides 5-day food packages during pandemic
  • Food & Cooking

    Great Escapes: What Leading Food Activist Danielle Nierenberg is Cooking at Home

    Food Tank co-founder Danielle Nierenberg. Courtesy Danielle Nierenberg Text size Considering the wide range and more than 19 years of work Danielle Nierenberg has put into researching food and agricultural innovations, her receiving the 2020 Julia Child Award is timely. The accolade, given to “an individual or team who has made a profound and significant difference in the way America cooks, eats, and drinks,” highlights the impressive reach of Nierenberg’s work, especially at a point in time where the basic mechanics of our food system are being questioned. “The Covid-19 crisis has widened the cracks in a food system already   Read More

    Comments Off on Great Escapes: What Leading Food Activist Danielle Nierenberg is Cooking at Home
  • healthy food

    The Farmer’s Dog Food Delivery Is Here to Make Life Easier

    Dogs have many wonderful qualities, but a discerning palate isn’t one of them. They’re happy to spend their days sniffing each other’s butts, and given the chance, you better believe they’ll scarf down a toxic piece of chocolate or try to swallow a chicken bone whole. Dogs will eat anything, but that doesn’t mean they should eat everything. And kibble companies might put majestic wolves in their commercials and whole roast chickens on their packaging, but that doesn’t mean their highly processed pellets are healthy. Far from it. That’s where The Farmer’s Dog comes in. Their fresh dog food is   Read More

    Comments Off on The Farmer’s Dog Food Delivery Is Here to Make Life Easier
  • healthy food

    Getting Covid Gets You Fired When You’re a Food Worker on a Visa

    (Bloomberg) — As coronavirus cases explode at U.S. farms and food factories, the foreign migrants who pick fruit, clean seafood and sort vegetables are getting trapped in tightly packed bunkhouses where illness spreads like wildfire. Often, they can’t leave — unless they’re willing to risk deportation. In Oxnard, a small city just outside Los Angeles, a Covid-19 outbreak raced through a dormitory where farmworkers slept seven to a room. By early July, 198 out of its 215 residents tested positive. About 100 miles north, in Santa Maria, California, at least 85 people were infected at group housing facilities within a   Read More

    Comments Off on Getting Covid Gets You Fired When You’re a Food Worker on a Visa
  • food recipes

    Why It’s Important to Preserve Family Recipes

    Noe Dewitt Recipes can be magical, triggering childhood memories just through taste. Maybe your great-grandmother’s lasagna recipe, brought over from the old country and passed down to you, always reminds you of Sunday dinners with the family. Or perhaps it’s your mother’s next-level turkey stuffing, a throwback to family Thanksgivings, that makes you nostalgic for your youth. While these recipes represent a thread in the fabric of a family legacy, securing every nuance is challenging. So, how can you make sure that family recipes get passed down to the next generation, to cherish for years to come?  Related: Family   Read More

    Comments Off on Why It’s Important to Preserve Family Recipes
  • Food & Cooking

    Summer corn: how to pick, store, clean and cook it

    Corn is one of summer’s simplest pleasures. That being said, it generates plenty of debate — how to pick it, how to clean it, how to cook it and how to eat it. I would wager to say that there aren’t many wrong answers to any of those questions — it’s more about what you prefer — but if you’re looking for a few tips to perfect your corn game, read on. [We’ll give you an earful — of summer corn recipes] Picking. Given the current shopping restrictions at farmers markets (preordering, only staff handling the produce) and pandemic-related etiquette   Read More

    Comments Off on Summer corn: how to pick, store, clean and cook it
  • food recipes

    The best summer bread recipes, from cherry focaccia to a tomato and basil twist

    summer bread – Haarala Hamilton Bread is fundamental, the most basic food in many cultures, hallowed in some (if a piece of bread falls to the floor in Morocco, it’s retrieved and kissed). It’s cheap to make, filling and is used as either plate or container for other foods – think of flatbreads, sandwiches and wraps. Access to it is almost a right. Its scarcity contributed to the French revolution and its removal – in Syria, the Assad regime has deliberately bombed bakeries – is a weapon of war. In the UK, jam sandwiches have provided sustenance for the working   Read More

    Comments Off on The best summer bread recipes, from cherry focaccia to a tomato and basil twist
  • healthy food

    Four reasons the UK government’s obesity strategy may not work for everyone

    One of the government’s strategies is to promote increased physical activity. Kletr/ Shutterstock COVID-19 has affected a disproportionate number of people with obesity in the UK. As such, the government has seen the pandemic as a “wake-up call” to the health risks of living with obesity. They have recently announced a long overdue strategy to tackle obesity in Britain. Some of the proposals aimed at significantly reducing obesity rates, include: banning TV and online advertising of foods high in fat, sugar, or salt before 9pm calorie labelling on menus in restaurants and takeaways, alongside consulting on alcohol calorie labelling   Read More

    Comments Off on Four reasons the UK government’s obesity strategy may not work for everyone
Exit mobile version