7 movies prove food isn’t just love, it’s everything

‘Chicken With Plums’ (2011)

The movie is named after an entree, so you know it’s crucial. It’s a favorite dish of an Iranian musician (Mathieu Amalric) whose wife (Maria de Medeiros, from “Pulp Fiction”) breaks his violin during a fight. A decadeslong feud ensues in this fable, which is like a sadder “Amelie,” and which culminates with her making him the dish as a test of his will to live. The lesson (paraphrasing an old truism about London): If you’re tired of chicken with plums, you’re tired of life.

‘Soul Food’ (1997)

Macaroni and cheese, ham and collard greens look incredible in a movie that’s centered around a Sunday family tradition. Bickering and even serious ruptures happen in between Sundays, but no matter what, the table is packed with a ridiculous amount of food in a boisterous comedy/drama where a matriarch (Hall) teaches her daughters (Vanessa L. Williams, Nia

Read More

12 Spring Recipes That Our Food Editors Love

Looking for ways to become a more confident cook at home? Our food editors are here to help. Each week, we’re shining a spotlight on the exciting things happening in the Martha Stewart test kitchen. Our editors will share their best cooking tips, favorite products, new ideas, and more in our weekly series, Out of the Kitchen.

Spring is just a few weeks away, which means that our food editors can’t wait to get their hands on the fresh leeks, asparagus, rhubarb, artichokes, carrots, and peas that are at their peak starting in late March. Unlike the comforting casseroles and stews we love in winter, spring fare means crisp salads, cool soups, some grilling, and lots of fruity desserts. From dinner recipes and basic vegetable side dishes that will feed the whole family to some extra-special desserts (sheet cakes and crumb cakes), these recipes are the epitome of

Read More

Loaves made with love for the food insecure in Everett

EVERETT — The overwhelming aroma and golden-brown glow of a fresh-baked loaf of honey oat bread is enough to make your mouth water.

In kitchens across Puget Sound, volunteer bakers are cooking up that exact treat but won’t taste a bite. This bread is for people experiencing food insecurity in Snohomish County and beyond.

Community Loaves — founded in April 2020 by Katherine Kehrli— organizes bakers of varying skill levels to make and donate bread twice a month.

Kehrli started the nonprofit with a few pioneer bakers and a desire to help during the pandemic. The first donation was 19 loaves of bread to Hopelink, an organization seeking to mitigate poverty in the Kirkland area.

In less than a year, the network swelled to more than 600 professional and amateur bakers supporting a dozen organizations in Washington and Oregon.

“Although the impact is our primary goal, and that is delivering

Read More

Meghan Markle’s love for food laid bare at wedding

Meghan Markle: Expert on royal’s ‘rebellious streak’



The Chef Patron of Core by Clare Smyth, who catered for Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding, has praised the Duchess of Sussex over her love of the culinary world. She made the remarks during an interview for the BBC, as she was named the the first and only female chef to run a restaurant with three Michelin stars in the UK.

She said: “To be awarded three Michelin stars is like winning the World cup or an Olympic medal – its the pinnacle, it’s global recognition.

“Meghan is really into her food in particular and loves food and is very tuned into restaurants and what happens in our world.”

She also recalled the moment she was asked to craft the menu for the 2018 wedding.

Ms Smyth said: “They approached us to do it and it was so

Read More