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Felicity Cloake is the New Statesman’s food columnist. Her latest book is The A-Z of Eating: a Flavour Map for Adventurous Cooks.
Eating lots of diverse plants is one way to support the immune system, but there is no magic bullet to protect us against infection.
I fear it'll take more than a few free dough balls to fix this crisis.
From eating less meat to baking bread to combat “bad thoughts”.
A few suggestions to dive into what The Groundnut Cookbook describes as “some of the best food on the planet”.
From vinegar to garlicky milk, during past pandemics recipes were prescribed as potential remedies
From my cramped London flat, I have been from the Hook of Holland to the Golden Horn, and across the Himalayas.
From sugar to “freedom fries”, eating - or not eating - can be a powerful form of political expression.
Take the one-star Amazon review of one of my books: “I’m sure the recipes are perfectly useable but as a visual person this book just isn’t for me.”
Sandwiches, apparently. As well as trends ranging from the vague (“sour”) to the very specific (pea milk), say “experts”.
From six-mile hikes in search of marzipan to cold Christmas puddings on the Trans-Siberian Express.