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I read a statistic a few years ago that I can’t get out of my head.

The moment reminds me of when you’re shopping and walk away from an item telling yourself, “Okay, if I’m still thinking about this in a few days then I must want it.”

When I learned more about the severe lack of diversity in our diets and it was still haunting me years later, I knew I had to take action.

People around the world rely on a surprisingly small number of ingredients for their meals. …


Master culinary foundations with these classic and modern reads

Fruits and vegetables surround a notebook in the kitchen.

Do we need to own cookbooks in the age of the internet?

From food blogs to Instagram, you can find almost any recipe you need online. Do a quick Google search or scroll through social media and you’ll encounter endless ideas for tonight’s dinner.

Finding weekly meal inspiration online is easy and the content feels infinite.

This is why I sometimes question purchasing cookbooks.

To be clear, I adore cookbooks. They are an inspiration to flip through and help readers like me explore new cuisines and cultures.

Our society also values cookbooks, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic. …

Emily Baksa

Emily believes the culinary world plays a leading role in solving our global environmental challenges. 🌱 She’ll happily taste test in between her writing. 🥙

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