Shelf-life refers to the period of time during which under reasonably foreseeable conditions of storage, distribution and use, a food product can be considered safe and in optimal condition. The speed of a product’s qualitative (sensorial, microbiological, chemical-physical, nutritional etc.) deterioration in specific processing, storage, and distribution conditions needs to be evaluated in order to determine how long that period should last. (more…)
The pasta of the future in fine dining? Glocal recipes that respect traditional Italian regional dishes, fast and alternative cooking methods (steam, sous-vide…), creativity, new influences and consistenciesand extensive knowledge of the raw materials. (more…)
Pasta has had some hard times. It found itself cornered by a barrage made by war to carbohydrates (taken as a whole, without any distinction), paleo-diets (editor’s note: eating following the traditions of ancestors), high-protein diets and various other fashionable nutrition habits. (more…)
The term “food basket” in India actually means a real basket that an average Indian woman takes to shop for groceries and food.
Some decades ago, her basket (now a days, “his” too) would contain plenty of vegetables, small millets and a rich variety of leafy greens in addition to staple grains such as rice and wheat. (more…)
It’s easy to forget you’re eating healthy when you dive your fork into a vibrant, flavor-filled pasta meal. Pasta is such a scrumptious partner for tender vegetables, rich olive oil, and fragrant herbs, that, with pasta on your plate, meeting your nutrition goals becomes a gastronomic experience. (more…)
France, followed by Japan and Canada are the top three countries in a new index measuring food and nutrition sustainability across 25 countries, representing two thirds of the world’s population and 87% of global Gross domestic product (Gdp). These three nations achieved the best scores for the production, distribution and consumption of food. (more…)
In India, the Centre’s decision to allow duty-free wheat imports, on grounds of falling stocks and rising prices of wheat, even as Rabi sowing is in progress, has embarrassed many senior officials in the Union Agriculture Ministry. (more…)