There are almost as many traditions about food and Chinese New Year as there are Chinese families. Customs vary between regions and even between villages. This article is not intended to be a comprehensive or definitive list of all the traditions but should give you a flavour of some of […]

Okay, it’s time to clear up the shortbread confusion once and for all. Today I went to a pot luck party. I brought tourtiere, a traditional French Canadian meat pie that my grandmother used to make. One guy said, “Aw man…you didn’t bring your sweetbreads!” To this I replied, “Nope, […]

The growing consumerism and a fast paced lifestyle have led to a greater demand for packed and processed food. The challenge most food processing units face today is to produce food items which contain minimal amount of chemicals and preservatives yet have optimum appeal and shelf-life. And this has raised […]

After the outsourcing wave of the early 90s “Private labelling” (a.k.a White label) is becoming the ‘new Normal’ for brand positioning. They are products or services are typically those manufactured or provided by one company for offer under another company’s brand. They are goods and services are available in a […]

Some say eating whole foods is an entire lifestyle. It’s not just about eating raw foods or eating unprocessed meals. It is about so much more. It’s about bringing environmentally-conscious reusable tote bags to pack your groceries in; it’s about riding your bike instead of driving to work; it’s about […]

Chicago seems to be in the news quite a bit these days. Folks may not realize that Chicago has always been a great food town. I prefer deep-dish pizza. You can pack quite a meal in one pizza pie. With the tight economy, this meal will not break your budget […]

The Green Revolution refers to the dramatic increase in the production of food calories occurring with the following developments I) selective breeding of high yielding crops, which also display added resistance to common diseases; ii) widespread use of fertilizers and pesticides; iii) mechanization of crop harvesting. Beginning in the 1940’s, […]

It is a biologically known fact, that right since the first living organism breathed for the first time billions of years ago, it needed food. Food is something without which growth, development and evolution would have been impossible. Every living thing on the face of the earth, irrespective of plants […]

Party Planning Ideas How to plan a party? If you are a creative person you would never have to ask yourself this question, however when you are not that creative then you might want to seek some help to get some party planning ideas. Throwing a party is not difficult. […]

It is important to provide your toddlers with wholesome nutritious foods to meet their daily needs. It is a good idea to introduce your toddler to a variety of home-made healthy foods. It is important to keep in mind that each child is unique and we must follow their cue […]

Everyone has a different idea of what healthy eating means. Some think it’s all about eating lettuce and drinking only water. Others think eating healthy means you have to make gigantic sacrifices in your life that amount to starvation.  To me, eating healthy means this: “You have only one chance […]

Organic arable farming reduces the environmental health issues created by intensive farming practices. Organic farming methods avoid the destruction of soil and reverse the negative impacts of intensive farming. For example, you will improve environmental health, directly improve the health of your land, and improve your own health – if […]