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    Taipei’s Vegetarian and Vegan Food Culture

    By Francesca Chang All over the world, vegetarianism and veganism are increasingly popular. According to Google trends, interest in “veganism” increased sevenfold between 2014 and 2019; now, it gets almost four times more interest than “vegetarian” and “gluten-free” searches. According to the statistical research of Wikipedia and The Vegan Society, the total number of vegans and vegetarians is close to 8{c33c21346ff5e26ab8e0ae3d29ae4367143f0d27c235e34c392ea37decdb8bed} of the world population. Although there are various reasons for these lifestyle choices, including increasing interest in protecting animal rights, the environment, and personal health, these types of diets are causing changes and driving trends across the globe. Today,   Read More

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    Cooking up community support | Arts And Culture

    PITTSFIELD — The novel coronavirus pandemic lockdown this spring found many people in their kitchens, perfecting their bread techniques (sourdough starter and bread especially); cooking three meals a day for their constantly-at-home families, and even procrastibaking — baking to avoid doing something else, such as working from home. For Pittsfield native Amanda Rae Busch, now of Aspen, Colo., being home during the lockdown also meant being in the kitchen — testing around 100 recipes for inclusion in a cookbook, “The Aspen Cookbook,” being compiled by the Young Professionals Network Aspen/Aspen Board of Realtors as a fundraiser for restaurants in the   Read More

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    Thanksgiving ‘soul food’ offers window to African American culture

    A traditional Thanksgiving Day in the African American community would not be complete without soul food.Soul food is comprised of various dishes prominent in Black culture such as collard greens, mac and cheese, sweet potatoes and cornbread. The list of tasty foods goes on and are crafted to do exactly what the name entails: feed the soul.But, it’s not just the cuisine’s seasonings that resonate with taste buds, its’ special connection to Black history, struggle, and the ability to overcome can allow one to have a newfound respect for the food.“At one time during slavery, we had no option to   Read More

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    A turkeyless Thanksgiving: Celebrating the holidays on a plant-based diet | Culture

    Americans ate 45 million turkeys for Thanksgiving in 2017, according to an article from CNBC. Those who practice vegetarianism, veganism or other plant-based diets, however, forgo the classic main dish. Plant-based eating is nothing new. People have practiced vegetarian diets, or abstained from certain kinds of meat, for thousands of years based on cultural and religious reasons. In the last few decades, however, the number of people transitioning to plant-based diets has been on the rise. More and more people are giving up meat not for cultural or religious reasons, but because of concern for animal welfare and the environment.  Read More

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    The Ten Best Books About Food of 2020 | Arts & Culture

    This stay-at-home year has translated, at least for me, to more time spent in the kitchen, baking and cooking comfort food, and to feeling nostalgia for restaurant chatter. Of the plethora of food-filled books published this year, these are some of my favorites, selected so there will be, hopefully, a morsel for every reader—those in search of new recipes to add variety to their quarantine kitchens, people seeking to experience travel through taste, the chemistry-curious, and others striving to make sustainable and healthy food choices. The Man Who Ate Too Much: The Life of James Beard This riveting biography chronicles   Read More

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    Westbrook woman’s food truck a tribute to her Cambodian culture

    Tina Nop prepares a recipe at Fork Food Lab in Portland. Her new food truck will offer traditional Cambodian food from family recipes. Courtesy / Fork Food Lab WESTBROOK — Resident Tina Nop hopes her new food truck will give Mainers a taste of what she felt growing up: comfort and warmth through traditional Cambodian cooking. Nop, 40, is a first-generation American. Born in California, she moved to Maine at 16. A daughter of a Cambodian refugee, her memories of her early years are of the meals she and her family shared with other families of Cambodian refugees. Tina Nop   Read More

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    Believing Your Body Is Good Enough Despite Diet Culture

    Illustration of woman with wreath of flowers I have struggled with body image issues for as long as I can remember. I remember being a teen and looking at magazines with celebrities who looked perfect and deciding I should eat only salads. Not surprisingly, that failed. I became a vegetarian. Then the guilt crept in and I decided I should become vegan. At the time I didn’t know much about veganism, so I basically lived on potato chips. I could eventually fit into much smaller size pants. There were times where I nearly fainted. The doctor said my potassium was   Read More

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    6 of Bon Appétit’s stars are departing the popular YouTube channel. Here’s how allegations of a ‘toxic’ work culture left the magazine in chaos.

    Old social-media posts from Bon Appétit’s editor in chief, Adam Rapaport, and drinks editor, Alex Delany, surfaced recently. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/Alex Delany/Instagram Condé Nast and its food publication Bon Appétit have come under fire as high-profile staff members have made — or been subjects of — allegations of racism, among other things. Between countless social-media posts, an exposé in which employees of color described a “toxic” work environment, and the resignations of executives, the publication has perhaps experienced its most turbulent period ever. Weeks after the initial controversy, six BA YouTube stars announced they would no longer appear in the   Read More

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    6 of Bon Appétit’s stars departed the popular YouTube channel after allegations of a ‘toxic’ work culture. Here’s how the magazine devolved into chaos.

    Old social-media posts from Bon Appétit’s editor in chief, Adam Rapaport, and drinks editor, Alex Delany, surfaced recently. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/Alex Delany/Instagram Condé Nast and its food publication Bon Appétit have come under fire as high-profile staff members have made — or been subjects of — allegations of racism, among other things. Between countless social-media posts, an exposé in which employees of color described a “toxic” work environment, and the resignations of executives, the publication has perhaps experienced its most turbulent period ever. Weeks after the initial controversy, six BA YouTube stars announced they would no longer appear in the   Read More

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    Bon Appétit editor Alex Delany has apologized following his coworkers’ departure from the publication’s YouTube channel. Here’s how allegations of a ‘toxic’ work culture left the magazine in chaos.

    Old social-media posts from Bon Appétit’s editor in chief, Adam Rapaport, and drinks editor, Alex Delany, surfaced recently. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/Alex Delany/Instagram Condé Nast and its food publication Bon Appétit have come under fire as high-profile staff members have made — or been subjects of — allegations of racism, among other things. Between countless social-media posts, an exposé in which employees of color described a “toxic” work environment, and the resignations of executives, the publication has perhaps experienced its most turbulent period ever. Weeks after the initial controversy, four BA YouTube stars announced they would no longer appear in the   Read More

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