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Put up-pandemic Obon festivals carry Japanese tradition, meals and celebration to communities

For more than 500 years, Japanese tradition has marked the annual Buddhist holiday known as Obon (お盆). During this traditionally three-day event, people pay tribute to their ancestors, whose spirits are believed to return to this world each year to visit their living relatives. While contemporary celebrations of Obon have become synonymous with dancing, family … Read more

At the moment in History_ July 22, Senate rejects court-packing plan

Today in History Today is Saturday, July 22, 2023, marking the 203rd day of the year with 162 days remaining. Historical Highlights for Today: On July 22, 1937, the U.S. Senate rejected President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s proposal to increase the number of justices on the Supreme Court. Other significant events on this date include: Today’s … Read more

Diakomichalis’ cooking sequence ‘It’s All Greek to Me’ brings immigration tales to the desk

George Diakomichalis, South Australia’s cherished pastry chef renowned for his delectable creations at the award-winning café-bakery Kalymnos Pastries, has made his mark on national television with his cooking series ‘It’s All Greek to Me.’ Initially launched on YouTube, Diakomichalis’ show was recently picked up by the Australian broadcaster Channel 9 and premiered last month to … Read more

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

Hetty Lui McKinnon’s upbringing was deeply rooted in her father’s legacy as a Chinese immigrant working in Australia’s wholesale produce trade. Memories of her childhood are painted with the vibrant colors and flavors of fresh fruits and vegetables. Tragedy struck McKinnon’s life at the tender age of 15 when her father passed away. For years, … Read more

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

Nadifa Ibrahim, a Sudanese refugee in Chad, proudly showcases her new addition: a squat gas cylinder and burner, brewing native tea. Transitioning from traditional firewood, Nadifa appreciates the efficiency and convenience of her new cooking equipment. This switch to liquified petroleum gas (LPG) is part of a joint initiative by the World Food Programme (WFP) … Read more

The perfect cookbooks of 2023 up to now

Ravinder Bhogal, a culinary artist and the mind behind the renowned restaurant Jikoni, traces her passion for vegetables back to her childhood days in Kenya. Raised by Indian parents, Bhogal was captivated by the lush produce of local women farmers and the abundant harvest from her grandfather’s garden, which she describes as an “Edenic” allotment. … Read more