This photo provided by World Food Prize shows Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted.  On Tuesday, May 11, 2021, Thilsted was named this year's recipient of the $250,000 World Food Prize, which was created by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Norman Borlaug in 1986 to recognize researchers who have improved the quality and availability of food. (Finn Thilsted/World Food Prize via AP)

World Food Prize goes to nutrition expert for fish research

World Food Prize goes to nutrition expert for fish research

 

This photo shows a basketful of ramps purchased by Tom Brauer of Norwich, New York, that sparked a controversy on the Facebook page The New York Times Cooking Community over the way the coveted wild spring onions were harvested. The New York Times has announced it was disentangling its name from the page after numerous dramas spanning politics, race and unruly debate. (Tom Brauer via AP)

Rowdy Facebook food page erupts over harvesting of ramps

Rowdy Facebook food page erupts over harvesting of ramps

 

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 file photo, students discard food at the end of their lunch period as part of a lunch waste composting program at an elementary school in Connecticut. A United Nations report released on Thursday, March 4, 2021 estimates 17% of the food produced globally each year is wasted. That amounts to 931 million tons of food, or about double what researchers believed was being wasted a decade ago. And most of the waste — or 61% — happens in households, while food service accounts for 26% and retailers account for 13%. (Dave Zajac/Record-Journal via AP)

7% of food production globally wasted, UN report estimates

7% of food production globally wasted, UN report estimates

 

This combination of photos shows Anne Alderete at a restaurant on Aug. 12, 2020, left, and a dish of natto and chives on gluten free sourdough bread. Whether it’s kimchi, beets or broccoli, the pandemic has had a strange impact on food cravings. Alderete is enjoying something she never thought she would: natto. Made of fermented soy beans, natto is popular in Japan but considered too slimy and stinky for some. (J. Alderete, left, and A. Alderete via AP)

Pandemic cuisine: Odd pairings, old favourites on the menu

Pandemic cuisine: Odd pairings, old favourites on the menu

This combination of photos shows Anne Alderete at a restaurant on Aug. 12, 2020, left, and a dish of natto and chives on gluten free sourdough bread. Whether it’s kimchi, beets or broccoli, the pandemic has had a strange impact on food cravings. Alderete is enjoying something she never thought she would: natto. Made of fermented soy beans, natto is popular in Japan but considered too slimy and stinky for some. (J. Alderete, left, and A. Alderete via AP)
In 2020, the Calgary Tower and Reconciliation Bridge were lit up in purple for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. (Photo from Facebook)

Demand for eating disorders supports soars during pandemic

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week runs Feb. 1 to 7

In 2020, the Calgary Tower and Reconciliation Bridge were lit up in purple for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. (Photo from Facebook)
FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2015 file photo, meal worms are sorted before being cooked in San Francisco. The vaunted Mediterranean diet and the French “bon gout” are getting some competition: The European food safety agency says worms are safe to eat. The Parma-based agency published a scientific opinion Wednesday on the safety of dried yellow mealworms and gave them a thumbs up. Researchers said the worms, either eaten whole or in powdered form, are a protein-rich snack or ingredient for other foods. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Cafe, croissant, worms? EU agency says worms safe to eat

U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization championed edible bugs in 2013

  • Jan 14, 2021
FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2015 file photo, meal worms are sorted before being cooked in San Francisco. The vaunted Mediterranean diet and the French “bon gout” are getting some competition: The European food safety agency says worms are safe to eat. The Parma-based agency published a scientific opinion Wednesday on the safety of dried yellow mealworms and gave them a thumbs up. Researchers said the worms, either eaten whole or in powdered form, are a protein-rich snack or ingredient for other foods. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Regeneratively managed pasture in the foreground and continuously grazed pasture in the background. The pasture in the foreground has more animals grazing on it, but is still not overgrazed. (Photo: Steve Kenyon, Greener Pastures Ranching in Busby, Alberta)

Regenerative agriculture: good for you, and good for the planet!

Healthy food + healthy humans are produced by healthy soil + a healthy ecosystem

  • Nov 23, 2020
Regeneratively managed pasture in the foreground and continuously grazed pasture in the background. The pasture in the foreground has more animals grazing on it, but is still not overgrazed. (Photo: Steve Kenyon, Greener Pastures Ranching in Busby, Alberta)
Rich and Anya Knebel, of the Penhold IGA

Penhold grocer shares sweet start to family-focused career

From filling candy bags at his father’s knee, Rich Knebel creates career putting customers first

  • Oct 26, 2020
Rich and Anya Knebel, of the Penhold IGA
From quick shortcuts to slow cookers, how we’re eating now

From quick shortcuts to slow cookers, how we’re eating now

From quick shortcuts to slow cookers, how we’re eating now

From quick shortcuts to slow cookers, how we’re eating now
This Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, photo shows Amoura Teese, center, performing on a sidewalk for customers in San Francisco. A San Francisco drag show night club has taken the show on the road after having to close its doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. Oasis’ “Meals on Heals” is dispatching drag queens to deliver food, custom cocktails and socially-distant lip synch performances. (AP Photo/Haven Daley)

Meals on heels: San Francisco drag queens deliver amid virus

Bringing music and food to fans’ doorsteps

  • Sep 2, 2020
This Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, photo shows Amoura Teese, center, performing on a sidewalk for customers in San Francisco. A San Francisco drag show night club has taken the show on the road after having to close its doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. Oasis’ “Meals on Heals” is dispatching drag queens to deliver food, custom cocktails and socially-distant lip synch performances. (AP Photo/Haven Daley)
Whether it’s part of a day at the lake or a trip to a local park, a delectable picnic is as easy as a visit to one of Central Alberta’s many specialty shops to stock up on ready-made gourmet treats.

Central Alberta is a picnicker’s paradise

Your guide to finding your picnic-perfect ingredients

  • Aug 11, 2020
Whether it’s part of a day at the lake or a trip to a local park, a delectable picnic is as easy as a visit to one of Central Alberta’s many specialty shops to stock up on ready-made gourmet treats.
Groups unite to urge US to extend food aid to schoolchildren

Groups unite to urge US to extend food aid to schoolchildren

Groups unite to urge US to extend food aid to schoolchildren

Groups unite to urge US to extend food aid to schoolchildren

‘American Tacos’ probes a dish’s evolution across borders

‘American Tacos’ probes a dish’s evolution across borders

Roasting vegetables is a basic of simple, healthy cooking

Roasting vegetables is a basic of simple, healthy cooking

Roasting vegetables is a basic of simple, healthy cooking

Roasting vegetables is a basic of simple, healthy cooking
Noreen Odell, with Red Deer Meals on Wheels, gets ready to deliver meals. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer Meals on Wheels needs volunteers

Seniors limiting public activities

Noreen Odell, with Red Deer Meals on Wheels, gets ready to deliver meals. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Sandra Suazo, owner of Corazon Chocolates, has been preparing custom chocolates for Valentine’s Day. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Sweets still a Valentine’s Day favourite

Customers looking for unique chocolates and pastries

Sandra Suazo, owner of Corazon Chocolates, has been preparing custom chocolates for Valentine’s Day. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Westerner Park dinner showcases Central Alberta food

Westerner Park dinner showcases Central Alberta food

Long Table Dinner on Aug. 18 begins with farm and brewery tour

  • Jul 27, 2018
Westerner Park dinner showcases Central Alberta food
Photo from flickr.com

Picky eater workshop offered

Workshop designed to help parents limit mealtime battles with children

Photo from flickr.com
Video: Secret ingredients abound at Chili Cook Off

Video: Secret ingredients abound at Chili Cook Off

Fourteen chili teams put their own unique spin on their recipes at annual cook off

Video: Secret ingredients abound at Chili Cook Off
Kitchen Confessions: No Bake Hiker’s Energy Bites

Kitchen Confessions: No Bake Hiker’s Energy Bites

I’ll admit it. I can easily be led down a Pinterest rabbit-hole…

  • May 31, 2017
Kitchen Confessions: No Bake Hiker’s Energy Bites