5 of the best food processors worth investing in

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A great food processor is like having a second pair of hands in the kitchen, as they help you prep ingredients quickly.

From chopping onions to mincing meat, these versatile appliances take seconds to slice, grate and chop – most can even knead dough, too. 

They’re not the cheapest kitchen utensil but, given that we’ve all become chefs and bakers in the making during lockdown, now seems as good a time as any to invest.

Online electrical retailer, AO.com, has reported sales of food preparation appliances have risen by 510% year-on-year as Brits seek to recreate date night and ‘fakeaways’ at home – and a food processor is in the top three.

So, without

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Parents need help paying for food, not preparing it

As a mom of school-age kids, I’ve had a lot of conversations about and first-hand experience with the challenges created by the recent school closings and the transition to distance learning.  

What I don’t hear are complaints about the challenge of making kids a meal when they’re hungry. In fact, it seems like people are cooking at home now more than ever. Parents are even cooking with their kids, to which the smiling posts on social media testify daily. 

This isn’t just my observation. A recent Morning Consult poll asked parents how concerned they are about a variety of issues. Parents ranked “making up for free or reduced meals at home” lowest among the listed concerns, with less than a quarter responding that they were “very concerned.”

That doesn’t mean people aren’t facing financial difficulties. It doesn’t negate the fact that plenty of families were already living at or under

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Louisville Barbecue Owner Killed in Police Shooting Fed a Food Desert

Maybe it was something in Odessa McAtee’s dressing that led her son to a career in cooking.

“He loved my dressing,” she said, speaking over the phone Thursday from her home in Louisville, Kentucky. “‘Mama, make me some dressing,’” she recalled his asking all the time.

Her turkey dressing and collard greens were his favorites. “My collard greens? I pick them, I wash them, and I make sure that they are good and clean,” she said. “When I put them in the pot, I put my ham hock and my country ham and some red dry pepper and some regular salt.”

And the turkey dressing? “My dressing is really a secret recipe.”

Taking lessons learned in part from his mother’s kitchen, David McAtee went on to become a beloved fixture on the corner of 26th Street and Broadway in the predominantly black West End neighborhood of Louisville. There, his simple

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A Reading List For Learning About Anti-Black Racism and Food

Violence and injustice meet Black people in every sector of life; the food and cooking arenas are not exempt. Black people experience racism and exploitation on farms, in restaurants, and in grocery stores. This racism is systematic, ingrained in centuries of discrimination and disempowerment.

Black people also experience racism in food media; here, Epicurious is culpable on many levels. We are a majority-white staff with 25 years of problematic recipes and articles in our archive. We have failed to lift up, hire, and promote Black voices. We have changes to make, and we have begun to make those changes; the events of the last few days have shined a light on just how much work there is for us to do.

This week many people and publications have circulated reading lists that people—especially white people—can use to educate themselves on anti-Black racism in America. As part of the work we … Read More