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YouTube and Instagram videos are drawing millions of viewers online to watch recipes being made in five minutes or less – often without big name celebrity chefs. It's a shift that one print publisher is paying close attention to as a gateway for new audiences.
As companies try to get Americans to eat fewer animal products, “plant-based” is replacing “vegan” and “vegetarian” because of the unappetizing and polarizing associations the v-words might have.
Tiny food pantries, operating similarly to little free libraries for book sharing, are up and running in a community in Wyoming. The effort aims to help struggling families in emergency situations and increase the visibility of food insecurity.
Ravil Izhmukhametov sits outside his family’s house in the village of Sibilyakovo in Omsk region, Russia, Sept. 1, 2019.
Traveling to distant grocery stores and paying for groceries can be extremely difficult for the disabled, aging, and poor living in isolated areas. Mobile pantries play an essential role in combatting food insecurity in rural counties – providing both food and hope.
Across the country, more food catering programs are making it easier for students to enjoy healthy lunches at school and easing the stress of packing lunches on parents by providing alternatives to what is offered at the cafeteria.
For the first time, restaurants in US cities will turn over their kitchens to refugee chefs for an evening as part of the Refugee Food Festival, organized by the United Nations Refugee Agency and a French nonprofit. The purpose of the program is to increase awareness about the experiences of refugees.
Many of the latest food trends in the United States, including açaí bowls and sushi burritos, are being driven by environmentally aware Millennials who enjoy customizing quick and healthy fusion-flavored meals.
In Britain, chefs have started concept restaurants, soup kitchens, and social enterprises turning waste into meals. With no national food waste program, nonprofits have been taken the lead to redistribute food and change the way people think about kitchen scraps.
Rodney Scott, who runs a South Carolina barbecue restaurant, was recently named the James Beard Foundation's Best Chef Southeast. Mr. Scott's win, one of three African-American winners this year, reflects the larger embrace of barbecue and Southern cooking in the food world.
The Happy Meal menu will soon no longer list cheeseburgers and chocolate milk, although diners can specifically ask for them with the kid's meal.
Christmas cookies date back hundreds of years and are tied to immigrants, especially the Dutch. Modern cooks are encouraged to elevate the original ideas, combining ingredients such as chocolate and rosemary in their holiday treats.
The online retail giant may be hoping to access a market of customers looking for quick-and-easy meals using a technology originally developed for the military to extend the shelf life of foods while retaining flavor, texture, and nutrients.
What does it mean to shop local? For some, local remains a matter of geography. For others, it is about supporting their local economy or a more sustainable food system. And for still others, it is about knowing where their food comes from and how it is made.
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