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Food Matters – Notes from California

When I go on vacation I never really forget about the food systems I like to study as part of my work. So it’s not surprising that last week while on a short vacation to California I came across some … Continue reading

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Food Matters – Buttering You Up

  A study published a couple of weeks ago has renewed the debate on what kind of fat humans should eat to stay healthy. The study suggested that consumption of saturated fats, like those found in butter and red meat, … Continue reading

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Food Matters – Sugarboy Bakery

Creating a new food product takes creativity and skill. But it’s also a matter of timing, and market research, and labeling. This week on Food Matters, I told the story of a pastry chef who is finding that elusive sweet … Continue reading

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Food Matters – FoodWorx Portland 2014

While new technologies and techniques of manipulating food ingredients abound, the latest thinking in the world of food involves going back to the past to get us into the future. This was the theme I picked up on after my … Continue reading

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Food Matters – March is Nutrition Month

March is Nutrition Month in Canada. That means a lot of messaging being sent out encouraging Canadians to eat healthy, and even a contest designed to help families come up with award-winning nutritious recipes. But does the messaging work? Are … Continue reading

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Food Matters – This Little Piggy Didn’t Go To Market

This little piggy didn’t get to market. (I’m not talking about the one in the photo) Over the past few weeks, pork producers in Ontario have been dealing with four confirmed outbreaks of porcine epidemic diarrhoea. It’s a virus that … Continue reading

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Food Matters – Cooking with Coconut Oil

Trends in cooking come and go. Whether a style of cooking or a particular ingredient has staying power often depends on its perceived health benefits and almost certainly on its flavour. Today on Food Matters, I looked into coconut oil … Continue reading

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Food Matters – The One Where Don Had To Go To The Hospital

Food allergies seem to be much more common these days, and they can be deadly. Peanut allergies have become so severe airlines no longer serve them on flights and many schools have instituted peanut-free policies, some even have dairy-free policies. … Continue reading

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Food Matters – Vij in Victoria

Celebrity chefs are a part of a cultural phenomenon Canadians have embraced in the last twenty years. Unlike an actor, they don’t have to go to Hollywood to make it big. Give them a good cookbook or especially a show … Continue reading

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Food Matters – 2014 Food Life Advice (and trends)

One of the most common resolutions for the New Year is ‘go on a diet’. It’s probably one of the most oft-broken resolutions as well. But you don’t have to go on a diet to feel like you’re doing something … Continue reading

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