Tenderheart’ tells one Chinese language-Australian chef’s tales of household, meals, loss and pleasure

Hetty Lui McKinnon’s childhood was steeped in the vibrant colors and scents of fresh produce, courtesy of her father, a Chinese immigrant involved in Australia’s wholesale fruit and vegetable business. This environment left a lasting impression on her. At just 15, McKinnon faced the devastating loss of her father. The grief was overwhelming, and she … Read more

Empowering refugees_ From Chad to El Salvador, WFP fires up clear cooking

Nadifa Ibrahim, a Sudanese refugee residing in an eastern Chad camp, proudly displays her new compact gas cylinder and burner. This simple addition has transformed her cooking routine, enabling her to brew strong local tea without the need for firewood. “It’s efficient and useful, and we avoid the danger of searching for firewood,” says Nadifa, … Read more

The perfect cookbooks of 2023 up to now

Background: Raised in Kenya by Indian parents, Ravinder Bhogal’s love for vegetables blossomed early, inspired by her grandfather’s lush garden and the vibrant produce from local women growers. In her new vegetarian cookbook, Bhogal showcases her passion, claiming that “vegetables are the soul of the kitchen,” offering endless creative possibilities. Highlight Recipes: Notable Mention: Bhogal’s … Read more