Stuffing Chips - © Michael Moss - Salt Sugar Fat Book

Dr. Obvious has come out of COVID-19 self isolation long enough to share a report on a new learned study that makes a connection most of us could – and may already – have made between the lock down and childhood obesity. Is it any surprise to you that self isolation has increased childhood obesity?

Aunt Jemima now - © Quaker Foods

I was a little sad when I heard that Aunt Jemima Pancake Syrup was to be rebranded to remove the taint of its name and the image of a black woman that has literally been its face for 130 years. But it’s a key example of an issue that couldn’t go unaddressed in the current BLM revolution…

Canada Takeout Logo - © canadatakeout.ca

We told you previously in this space about an initiative to help local restaurants weather the COVID-19 storm by making every Wednesday ‘Take-out Day’. Some restos are re-opening for dine-in service, but many others are still offering take-out and delivery only, and #Takeoutday is still a ‘thing’…

Chorizo Fundido - © tastemade.com

If ever there was a simpler Tex-Mex dish, I’ve never heard if it. And, as I observed in yesterday’s post on Tater Tot mains, I’m surprised at myself for not exploring the entrée potential of this party favourite sooner. So, following are some of the fancier, more-substantial Queso variations I’ve found…

Fancy Tater Tot Nachos - © averircooks\.com

I saw a ‘recipe’ for spice-dredged, sauced-up tater Tots during my daily rounds of the Food-related media sources this morning which looked really good, and struck me as one of those ‘Where was I when this came along and how did I miss it?’ culinary inspiration triggers…

Lab Mouse - © jax.org

Time again for a break from the COVID-19-related news… Today We’ll look at a couple of related studies by different research teams that bode well for future treatment of overweight and obesity. One identifies a new Fat-burning ‘switch’, and the other a new brain signalling system…