Author Archive | Mary Leah de Zwart
We are living history. Pop-Eye’s favourite food may have changed from spinach to chicken: breakfast may no longer be an immutable symbol of good nutrition: Dr. Oz and Mark Wahlberg are battling it out. https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/entertainment/a30521950/dr-oz-cancel-breakfast-mark-wahlberg/ HAL’S KITCHEN: Survey says?!
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-red-deer-puffed-wheat-candy-history-1.5028308?fbclid=IwAR0W4I-xcwYxF-GgGgqIrYZ7zBF6atYTkhwmALlW8Z9HzDSk4rnKkuZGzCo Puffed wheat squares – Red Deer’s claim to fame? BCFHN Facebook had a recipe for puffed wheat candy in 2014: Remember when we used to go to Alberta Beach with a four-foot tall bag of Prairie Maid puffed wheat? Some of it got made into puffed wheat candy – the Prairie equivalent to rice […]
Putting the trash out is not easy these days. Householders who are committed to recycling non-biodegradable products such as plastics, metals, paper and cardboard must separate, wash, store and get these items to one or another location for recycling … maybe. In a shocking investigation, a […]
#707 Food extinction alert
Plum puddings and Proust Marcel Proust ate a madeleine – and a flood of memories resulted in a deep philosophical text about making memory conscious through one’s senses. In fact the madeleine has become a symbol of memories that arise unintentionally. The practicalities of baking give another dimension to memories, requiring skill, equipment and for […]
Feral Apples Have Heritage DNA at Their Core, U of G Researchers Find
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/wild-mushroom-poisonous-bc-1.5338174?fbclid=IwAR2P0VxziI1MH5UK8DZ9CiUKl7CTSWQo3UeUaMUyyY27Xr2Kn3wAwloPvSo The amanita is a deadly invasive species transported to Vancouver and Victoria via the roots of the hornbeam in the 1960s and 70s.. CBC reports that over 200 calls have been reported to the BC Poison Control Centre, mainly concerning children under five who have eaten them. The mushroom is also deadly to dogs.
Food safety’s in the news again. See these links about very recent recalls and admonishments to food safety leaders not to take food safety for granted. (thanks KB for the first two links) Drawing the line in food safety: https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2019/10/letter-from-the-editor-when-to-draw-the-line/ Whole Foods E-coli recall: https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2019/10/more-beef-recalled-for-e-coli-risk-this-time-its-whole-foods-market/ And here is a story from Atlas Obscura about The […]
School food programs and reconciliation are both mentioned in this 2018 article about Scott Hall, who started a successful school food program for Indigenous students at Maskwacis, south of Edmonton. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/universal-food-program-maskwacis-school-student-ermineskin-1.4880982