Anna Jones’ parsnip recipes

Anna Jones’ miso and sesame roasted parsnips. Photograph: Matt Russell/The Guardian. Food styling: Rosie Ramsden. Prop styling: Louie Waller. Igave my son a bite of parsnip the other day. ‘Mum, that’s too sweet,’ he said – and I know what he means. Parsnips sometimes have a sweetness that needs offsetting, and are at their finest paired with umami flavours. This week’s recipes use this sweetness to great effect: the first is a savoury winter crumble, the second a roast parsnip so good I now find it hard to make them…

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Food Shocks, A Growing Threat

The term ‘food shock’ refers to the loss of a harvest or livestock as a result of a sudden, extreme climate event or a geopolitical crisis. A recent study carried out by the University of Tasmania and published by Nature Sustainability confirms what was already seen in many quarters as an evident phenomenon: The frequency of food shocks is increasing decade by decade. The data resulting from the study’s analysis of 53 years of agri-food production in 134 countries confirm, in fact, that food shocks have become more frequent with the passing…

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How to Send Back Food and Drinks

Dining and drinking out can be an expensive experience and you, as a customer, are entitled to an enjoyable one. But being entitled to something doesn’t mean you get to be a jerk about it. Sending food or drinks back from whence they came for no real reason is the saddest sort of flex, and there are few things more off-putting than someone who tries to build themselves up by being rude to waitstaff, bartenders, or anyone else in the service industry. There are circumstances, however, where returning or exchanging…

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HP keen for investment in food processing units

Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday said that the State Government is providing all possible assistance to the potential entrepreneurs to establish food and fruit processing units so as to provide employment to the youth, besides strengthening the economy of the farmers and fruit growers. The Chief Minister was addressing the people through video conference from Shimla after inaugurating Cremica Food Park at Singha in Una district. Union Cabinet Minister for Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal was also present on the occasion through video conference from New Delhi….

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Why colorful foods boost immunity

(CNN)As flu season rages on, it might be comforting to know that what you eat can help your immune system fight off any potential coughs, sneezes and sniffles. Although there is not one specific food or diet known to rid your body of disease or prevent ever getting sick, eating foods full of nutrients can be beneficial, said Samantha Heller, a registered dietitian and senior clinical nutritionist at NYU Langone Health in New York. Photos: Eight superfoods to boost your immune system “The immune system needs all nutrients to function optimally. These include…

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How ancient India cooked

Explore historic cook books and a dictionary documenting India’s culinary tradition through the ages Late Yeshwant Nene, founder of the Asian Agri-History Foundation, had often rued how, despite being one of the oldest civilisations, nothing much is documented about India’s agricultural history. The Foundation was his initiative to contribute to the documentation and dissemination of the vast agricultural knowledge in the country. The same argument goes for ancient Indian food. There is little information about what civilisations of yore ate. Recipe books from Mughal times are available, as are books…

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Food trends of 2019

Each new year brings predictions of food trends for the coming year. Eating has become more of an “experience” than just nurturing your body. If you want to become a “fashionista of the plate,” here are some culinary trends to look for this year. Protein is an important part of our diet, but the sources of protein are expanding from the traditional meat and fish to plant-based proteins like tofu, beans, lentils, quinoa and nuts. Plant-based burgers and sausages are available in many popular restaurant chains. Vegetarian diets are gaining…

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Kolkata’s American Waffle House adds new savoury wafflles to their menu

When it comes to waffles, the more the merrier. American Waffle House agrees with this sentiment, as they just expanded their menu in a major way. The dessert chain famous for its Red Velvet and Choco Blast waffles has introduced savoury waffles into their menu, piquing our interest sufficiently. Featuring a range of add-ons, like nachos, cottage cheese, pesto fillings and Mexican sauces, each of the new waffles are as individualistic as they come. Kolkattans have long been looking for a taste of waffles on the savoury side. And American…

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The politics of food

As you probably know, one of the triggers for the great revolt of 1857 (or the First War of Independence or the Mutiny, depending on your perspective) was a story that spread across India. According to those who claimed to be in the know, the British army had coated cartridges with animal fat. Soldiers had to bite off the covering of the cartridges to use them. This meant that they ended up eating bits of the animal fat. But, or so went the story, the fat came from cows and…

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