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Larder Love: A History of Jams & Preserves

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Larder Love: A History of Jams & Preserves

Whether you call it jam, jelly or preserve – this delicious treat is another traditional method of larder preservation. From the very proper English scones with jam and cream to your humble jam on toast, this old favourite is enjoyed worldwide by people from all walks of life.

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Larder Love - Dehydrating for your Larder

Larder Love - Dehydrating for your Larder

The modern fridge may have spelt doom for the traditional kitchen larder for countless decades, but many of us now find ourselves seeking out the simple creative food legacies of the old-fashioned larder. In our series on Larder Love we hope you discover along your own journey.

Following on from our article on the Ancient Art of Pickling we brought you last month, we thought we’d step back in time to the historical food preservation method of dehydration.

A Guide to Buddha Day

A Guide to Buddha Day

Buddha Day is a very special day in the year of Buddhists and certain Hindus too because the two religions agree on karma (the sum of a person's actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences) and dharma (cosmic law and order). Buddha Day celebrations are also known as Vesak/Wesak, Buddha Purnima or Buddha’s Birthday

International Women's Day Part 3

International Women's Day Part 3

In our final instalment to celebrate International Women’s Day for 2018, Judy Friedlander, our Founder and Director closes out the series with  shares her thoughts on International Women’s Day, Feminism and what it all really means to her. 

#PressforProgress

#PressforProgress - International Women's Day with FoodFaith

#PressforProgress - International Women's Day with FoodFaith

In 2018, International Women’s Day(IWD) follows an unprecedented global movement for women’s rights, equality and justice. With the #MeToo and #TimesUp movement highlighting sexual harassment, a spotlight on domestic violence and women feeling more empowered than ever, this year’s campaign is called #PressforProgress.

At FoodFaith, we thought we’d make our celebrations a little more personal by chatting to some of our team and asking their thoughts. Here our two newest and only male team members – Christian Abad and Eric Liebl start us off with their thoughts.

Top 2017 trend: Faith-based fitness

Top 2017 trend: Faith-based fitness

The Johns Hopkins Health Review is one of the world’s leading health authorities and it has just published positive research on what the American Council on Exercise calls ‘faith-based fitness’, one of the year’s top trends. This trend shows how public health and religion can assist one another. We bring you an edited version of the Review feature by Shiela Mulrooney Eldred just published.

 

 

Why Does Chinese New Year Move Around?

Why Does Chinese New Year Move Around?

Although, officially, China uses the Gregorian calendar (the same one used in Western culture) the traditional calendar is still used to calculate the dates of festivals and celebrations...

Latkes and lights for Chanukah

Latkes and lights for Chanukah

The Jewish festival of Chanukah starts on Dec 24 and finishes on Jan 1st.  The eight-day “festival of lights” is celebrated with nightly menorah lighting, and special prayers and foods...

But why the turkey?

But why the turkey?

At the heart of it Thanksgiving grew from the good old fashioned Harvest Festival. Although the idea of a harvest festival or feast and days of thanks for all the Earth provides is not unique to any religion, the modern American version takes it’s lineage from the Protestant tradition of holding Days of Fasting and Days of Thanks...

Indigenous Educational Session

Indigenous Educational Session

FoodFaith's inaugural educational session saw school groups and interested community members gather to learn about Indigenous food and sustainable practices. Shannon Foster D'harawal Saltwater Knowledge Keeper spoke of her extraordinary knowledge of the foods and plants around us that many take for granted. The inspirational presentations allowed children to taste local plant foods that gave them new-found respect for our heritage...