From the Food desk

What's happening on plates locally and around the world.

Baker’s yeast, brewer’s yeast, yeast that lives in infected toenails — they all descended from a common ancestor.
Yes, it's actually possible to buy snags and mince that don't feature any meat.
From rehabilitating gang members as cooks to rainforest-to-table dining to initiatives that feed the hungry, here are projects worth knowing about.
We’re with Nigella Lawson and Guy Fieri on this one.
Aussies just love getting their dinners delivered, but many of us are losing our connection to agriculture and food production.

Eat well

Separate the food from the fad with the latest health news.

Confessions of 30-year-old picky eater. It isn't only fussy children who struggle with food aversions.
Frustrated parents with fussy eaters, listen up: paying your kids to eat their greens may not be the best way to go.
Two separate studies, released this week, offer key nutritional advice on what we should be eating and drinking to protect the rhythm of our hearts.
In the midst of many desperate attempts to lose weight, we may have overlooked one of the easiest, safest and quickest ways to diet and eat less.
Repeat exposure to new tastes could help fussy children learn to like new foods.

Play with your food

What the internet is saying about food. *facepalm*

You say potato, I say art show. 19 artists unpeel the social, cultural and political ideas concerning the spud.
To celebrate the record, the Oregon bakery is offering customers a 2 kilo (!) version for a limited time.
Shayna Leib's beautiful handworked glass and clay replicas of 84 classic French pastries took 18 months to craft.
Who wouldn’t want to rock their favourite noodle soup on a T-shirt?
Who needs ovens when you have a Dyson Supersonic hair dryer?