South Africa’s trailblazing Black food writer dies of virus

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s trailblazing Black food writer Dorah Sitole’s latest cookbook was widely hailed in December as a moving chronicle of her journey from humble township cook to famous, well-traveled author.

The country’s new Black celebrity chefs lined up to praise her as a mentor who encouraged them to succeed by highlighting what they knew best: tasty African food.

Now they are mourning Sitole’s death this month from COVID-19. She was 65.

In “40 Years of Iconic Food,” Sitole engagingly described how she quietly battled South Africa’s racist apartheid system to find appreciation, and a market, for African

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Local Chefs Teach Online Cooking Classes to Fight Food Insecurity in Hudson Valley NY

HUDSON VALLEY, NY — Janet Irizarry, the founder of Hudson Valley Eats, spoke with Brian Brodeur about her latest initiative, “Cooking For A Cause”. Irizarry started Hudson Valley Eats, whose main goal is to “make sure that everyone in the Hudson Valley eats, not just those who can afford it.” 

During the pandemic, it is hard for people to afford their basic necessities, including food. Irizarry is working to help people who are food insecure, by organizing five Zoom classes with five chefs who are popular in the Hudson Valley region, called “Cooking For A Cause.” The

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I’ve pledged to eat only British food for a year, but will I succeed?

For most of us, 2021 will be the Year of the Vaccine, and dare we hope, the Year of the Hug, too. For me, it will also be the Year of Eating British.

As someone who has spent their professional life sampling and writing about food, and who loves a fragrant mango or the scent of star anise as much as the next person, why am I choosing to limit my palate to the contents of Britain’s larder?

It’s certainly not for flag-waving nationalistic reasons. But this pandemic has made me think – hard. The empty supermarket shelves at

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FreshDirect shares food trend predictions for 2021

Food experts at FreshDirect say shopping and cooking habits are going to change in 2021.

The popular online grocery delivery service released its annual food trend forecast on Tuesday, which identified growing consumer demand, up-and-coming ingredients and kitchen behaviors.


In total, FreshDirect pointed to 8 trends it observed in 2020 among its customers, and believe will still be well-liked in the next 12 months.

FreshDirect has predicted consumers are going to buy more fresh seafood, premium cuts of meat and prepared meals.

FreshDirect has predicted consumers are going to buy more fresh seafood, premium cuts of meat, prepared meals and produce online. (iStock)

FreshDirect has predicted consumers are going to buy

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