3 recipes our food editor tried

Will Kreznick

The invitation came by email.

Montclair State University invited me to lunch. On the menu: cicadas.

Cicadas

It turns out the university’s assistant professor of anthropology Cortni Borgerson has been marinating, searing, coating, boiling, rolling and slicing bugs ever since she began working on her Ph.D in Madagascar 15 years ago. There she feasted on sakondry, aka the bacon bug, a nutritious (lots of protein) alternative, she and her colleagues hope, will replace consuming critically endangered lemurs in the island nation. 

Dr. Cortni Borgerson, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Montclair State University, prepares and eats cicadas on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Borgerson cuts a "sushi roll" containing pan grilled cicadas.

Now she’s in New Jersey, living in Montclair and teaching and studying all about sustainable food sources, environmental

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Lockdown Recipe: These Homemade Potato Chips Taste Just Like The Store-Bought Ones

Will Kreznick

One thing we realized amidst the lockdown is cooking can be fun and engaging. It was, in fact, one of the major modes of entertainment during the 2020 lockdown. People started spending more time in their kitchens and kept experimenting with different types of recipes. We have also seen home-cooks elevating to skilled chefs during this phase. Internet was overloaded with pictures of many such homemade delicacies – pizza, jalebi, breads and panipuri being the most common ones. Since we are back to that same lockdown phase (in most of the states), we feel, it is time to explore our

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Food price spike looks like recipe for trouble

Will Kreznick

A farmer harvests corn in Woodburn, Indiana, U.S., October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Bing Guan

Emerging markets struggling to get hold of Covid-19 vaccines may be in for another kick in the guts: food inflation. The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Thursday read more that its global food price index hit its highest level since September 2011. With groceries making up a greater share of their inflation baskets, developing nations will feel the biggest pinch.

In the UK, for instance, food and non-alcoholic drinks make up 9% of the average family’s outgoings. In Kenya, it’s a third. Combined

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24 Best South Indian Food Recipes

Will Kreznick

(Tickling Palates)

When you think Indian food, do you think butter chicken, samosas and naan? Of course! They’re delicious and should be celebrated. But what you may not know is they’re indigenous to Northern parts of India. Southern India celebrates food a little differently. The recipes down south significantly differ from those you’d find in the north. While North Indian food is spicy and usually high in fat (most likely to support the body to deal with colder climate of the regions), South Indian food is considered a bit more subtle in its flavors and lighter on the stomach. Of

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Month’s goal is food for the soul

Will Kreznick

National Soul Food Month is celebrated in June and can be traced back many generations, according to Easter H. Tucker, interim family and consumer sciences program leader for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

“Although soul food and Southern cooking are often compared, African American slaves developed soul food’s distinct character by creating tasty, flavorful meals from less-than-desirable cuts of meats and other parts of the animal and produce,” she said.

To celebrate National Soul Food Month, Tucker recommends trying a recipe for Hoppin’ John. The meal is spicy and satisfying and the recipe can be doubled for next

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