Stir a dash of cooking into your gameplay

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Oh, hello! Did you stop by to investigate that sizzling sound? We think it might be coming from this delicious selection of games weve prepared! From restoring health to fulfilling quests, you can gather ingredients and prepare dishes in these games.

Venba

Venba is a narrative cooking game where you play as an Indian mom who immigrates to Canada with her family in the 1980s. Players will cook various dishes and restore lost recipes, hold branching conversations and explore in this story about family, love, loss and more.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

In this sequel toThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, youll decide your own path through the sprawling landscapes of Hyrule and the mysterious islands floating in the vast skies above. Can you harness the power of Links new abilities to fight back against the malevolent forces that threaten the kingdom?

Dave the Diver

DAVE THE DIVER is a casual, single-player adventure RPG featuring deep-sea exploration and fishing during the day and sushi restaurant management at night. Join Dave and his quirky friends as they seek to uncover the secrets of the mysterious Blue Hole.

Fae Farm

Escape to the world of Fae Farm and create your own cozy home in the enchanted world of Azoria. As you nurture and grow your homestead, youll get to meet charming characters, foster deep relationships and discover ways to infuse magic into everything you do. Customize your character, master the arts of crafting, cooking, potion-making and discover so much more.

Stardew Valley

Youve inherited your grandfathers old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home? It wont be easy. Ever since Joja Corporation came to town, the old ways of life have all but disappeared. The community center, once the towns most vibrant hub of activity, now lies in shambles. But the valley seems full of opportunity. With a little dedication, you might just be the one to restore Stardew Valley to greatness!

Eastward

Escape the tyrannical clutches of a subterranean society and join Eastwards unlikely duo on an exciting adventure to the land above! Discover beautiful yet bizarre settlements and make new friends as you travel across the world by rail.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Escape to a deserted island and create your own paradise as you explore, create, and customize in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game. Your island getaway has a wealth of natural resources that can be used to craft everything from tools to creature comforts. You can hunt down insects at the crack of dawn, decorate your paradise throughout the day, or enjoy sunset on the beach while fishing in the ocean. The time of day and season match real life, so each day on your island is a chance to check in and find new surprises all year round.

Disney Dreamlight Valley

Disney Dreamlight Valleyis a hybrid between a life-sim and an adventure game rich with quests, exploration, and engaging activities featuring Disney and Pixar friends, both old and new.

Sea of Stars

Sea of Stars tells the story of two Children of the Solstice who combine the powers of the sun and moon to perform Eclipse Magic, the only force capable of fighting off the monstrous creations of an evil alchemist known as The Fleshmancer.

STORY OF SEASONS: A Wonderful Life

Put down roots on your new farm in the peaceful town of Forgotten Valley. Forge precious memories as you weave your own generation-spanning tale of friendship, family, and farming. Bring life to the land by cultivating crops and raising animals, find love among the towns friendly folk, and make lasting memories with a family of your very own in this reimagining of a beloved farming classic.

Pokmon Caf ReMix

Link together Pokmon icons to clear puzzles as you work to build up your very own caf inPokmon Caf ReMix, a free-to-start game forNintendo Switchsystems! Recruit Pokmon to help out at the caf (in their stylish uniforms) by building friendships while expanding your caf and menu offerings by completing puzzles. Each Pokmon staff member has a Caf Skill that will come in handy solving puzzles!

HARVESTELLA

In a vibrant and colourful world, players will tend their crops, befriend the townsfolk, overcome threats, discover the origins of the world and the truth behind the calamity along the way.

Virtual cooking class improves children’s nutrition knowledge

A new article published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior highlights the benefits of a virtual cooking/nutrition program on cooking self-efficacy and nutrition knowledge

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Amid parental concerns regarding poor nutrition and lack of cooking skills among youth in Flint, Michigan, a team of local dietitians, chefs, and researchers created Flint Families Cook during the COVID-19 pandemic, a program for families with children ages 8-18 years old, delivered virtually to children and families in their homes.


This addition to the great educational material (GEM) collection appearing in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, published by Elsevier, reports that Flint Families Cook demonstrated success in reaching youth from families with low income and improving cooking self-efficacy, nutrition knowledge, and self-efficacy for consuming fruits and vegetables among young participants.


Flint Families Cook, co-facilitated by a chef and dietitian, encourages families to cook healthy meals together at home, using local ingredients. Through 7.5 hours of live, virtual instruction over five consecutive weeks, children and families learn proper techniques for using knives, measuring, sautéing, roasting, and baking from a chef, while a dietitian focuses on nutrition and health benefits of specific food groups and nutrients.


“One very important part of the class that is happening because of the virtual platform is that families are participating in the classes together as opposed to children participating in the class individually, apart from their family. We started to see parents becoming much more involved in the education and sitting at the table once the meals were prepared for a family dinner,” said Amy Saxe-Custack, PhD, MPH, RD, Department of Pediatrics and Human Development, Division of Public Health, Michigan State University-Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative, Flint, MI, USA.


The family-based, virtual format directly engages families in cooking healthy meals together and expands the program’s reach to entire households, as well as extended family and friends. In addition to holding a growing waitlist of eager families, Flint Families Cook addresses challenges with preparing and consuming healthy foods at home. Such programming is feasible and attractive to communities with similar concerns about child nutrition.



Notes 

The article is “Flint Families Cook: A Virtual Cooking and Nutrition Program for Families,” by Amy Saxe-Custack, PhD, MPH, RD, and Sarah Egan, MPH, RD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2022.01.002). It appears in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, volume 54, issue 4 (April 2022), published by Elsevier.


The article is openly available at https://www.jneb.org/article/S1499-4046(22)00002-1/fulltext.


Full text of the article is also available to credentialed journalists upon request; contact Eileen Leahy at +1 732 238 3628 or jnebmedia@elsevier.com to obtain a copy. To schedule an interview with the author(s), please contact Amy Saxe-Custack, PhD, MPH, RD, at saxeamym@msu.edu.


An audio podcast featuring an interview with Amy Saxe-Custack, PhD, MPH, RD, and other information for journalists are available at www.jneb.org/content/media. Excerpts from the podcast may be reproduced by the media with permission from Eileen Leahy.


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The Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior features articles that provide new insights and useful findings related to nutrition education research, practice, and policy. The content areas of JNEB reflect the diverse interests of health, nutrition, education, Cooperative Extension, and other professionals working in areas related to nutrition education and behavior. As the Society’s official journal, JNEB also includes occasional policy statements, issue perspectives, and member communications. www.jneb.org


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Flint Families Cook, co-facilitated by a chef and dietitian, encourages families to cook healthy meals together at home. Through 7.5 hours of live, virtual instruction over five consecutive weeks, children and families learn proper techniques for using knives, measuring, sautéing, roasting, and baking from a chef, while a dietitian focuses on nutrition and health benefits of specific food groups and nutrients, alone and in combination (Credit: Flint Families Cook).

“The Polish Cooking Show” Greenlighted for Full Season

 Citing exciting ratings for the local premier of the pilot episode of The Polish Cooking Show, Chicago’s WTTW has greenlighted the program for 12 more episodes. The full season will then air nationally on PBS. In fact, eight out of ten adults watch cooking shows.

Conceived as a companion piece to the wildly popular Flavor of Poland, the pilot episode of The Polish Cooking Show premiered just before Thanksgiving to Chicago audiences. When the show airs to national audiences it has a projected reach of over 17,900,000 households over 13 episodes. Each episode has the potential to be broadcast hundreds of times over a two-year period.

New episodes of The Polish Cooking Show will begin shooting as soon as show producer Love & Light Productions selects and attaches sponsors. On PBS, sponsors help fund the shows and in return get to air brand identifying messages at the top and bottom of each episode, as well as other marketing advantages. It’s similar to advertising, but more effective and with more bells and whistles.

Part of the appeal of The Polish Cooking Show is the unique premise. The show celebrates an old Polish custom. In the Polish tradition, when a young man gets married, it is his mother’s duty to take her new daughter-in-law under her wing and teach her the family recipes and the stories and customs that go with them.

“What the pilot proved is that you don’t have to be Polish to enjoy The Polish Cooking Show,” adds producer Rikki Lee Travolta, although he is happy to point out that he is 25% Polish. “Anybody who loves cooking shows or programs about different cultures is going to love spending time in the kitchen with Mama Ala and her daughter-in-law Natalie Rokita.”

There are over 9 million Polish Americans around the country. The Polish Cooking show shares the beauty of the European country’s food, culture, and traditions. It’s one-part cultural education and one part cooking show, all wrapped up with two charismatic cooks in the kitchen.

“At the end of the day, the show is about love,” explains Travolta. “It’s about love of Polish culture, love of Polish food, and love of each other.”

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New WTTW Show “The Polish Cooking Show” Celebrates Chicago’s Polish Community

 Chicago has the largest Polish-American population of any city in the United States. In total, Chicago boasts a population of over 1,900,000 people of Polish ethnicity. Now, Love and Light Productions LLC is bringing the food, culture, and traditions of Polish-Americans to WTTW with The Polish Cooking Show.

In the Polish tradition, when a young man gets married, it is the duty of his mother to take her new daughter-in-law under her wing and teach her the family recipes and the cultural stories that go with them. The Polish Cooking Show captures this dynamic with two charismatic cooks in a real Polish kitchen. It is one part cooking show, and one part history.

“The Polish culture is beautiful and full of meaningful stories and lessons,” explains producer Rikki Lee Travolta. Despite his recognizable Italian surname, Travolta is 25% Polish. “The Polish Cooking Show brings the splendor of Polish cooking and culture into the comfort of your home.”

The producers found their dream hosts in newlywed Natalie Rokita (Czupta) and her adorable mother-in-law Ala Rokita, affectionately referred to as Mama Ala. Together they demonstrate delicious family recipes with easy-to-follow instructions, while sharing interesting and educational tidbits about Polish culture.

“Natalie and Mama Ala are magic together,” reflects Travolta. “What really stands out is that they genuinely love each other. At the end of the day, the show is about love…love of Polish culture, love of Polish food, and love of each other. Viewers will love tuning in to share kitchen time with Natalie, Mama Ala, and The Polish Cooking Show.”

For the pilot episode of The Polish Cooking Show, Natalie and Mama Ala teach viewers the recipe for golabki, which are rice and minced meat stuffed cabbage rolls. This is where Mama Ala shines, offering advice on what cut of meat to use for the most tender results and how finely to chop the other ingredients. Natalie soaks up the knowledge like a sponge and keeps the show moving with witty banter.

Immigration from Poland to Chicago came in three waves. The first spanned from 1850 to the early 1920s. As a result, by the 1930s Polish replaced German as the largest ethnic group in Chicago. The second of Polish immigration to Chicago included hundreds of thousands of Poles displaced by World War II and the Communist takeover of Poland. The third consisted of Poles fleeing the imposition of martial law in Poland starting in 1981.

For a fresh and loving prospective on the celebration of Polish food and customs, tune in to The Polish Cooking Show on WTTW on Saturday, November 20th at 11:00AM and airs again on Sunday, November 21st at 10:30AM. Check local listings for channel information. For more details visit www.ThePolishCookingShow.com.

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“As long as you know how to bake, life is sure to be sweet – RHYTHM’S FOSTER BAKERY”

Mrs Rhythm Kapoor who is  designated as preschool Headmistress at Ajanta Public School, Gurugram , Sec-31,  and now is ready to whisk the perfect flavours in her sophisticated way and believe in,”  Counting the memories, not the calories.”

Who inspired you for entering into Baker’s paradise…

I had always been very fond of cooking and whatever I used to cook, was instant hit among my family and friends. So, I thought to go for it. I discussed it further with my husband Mr. Vaibhav Kapoor (Director Principal, Ajanta Public School) and entire family. They all welcomed the idea and supported me in taking up this decision.

Why you have opted for “Vegan & Gluten-Free, “concept for your Bakery…

Well as the health issues, environmental issues, being humane and adulteration has increased alarmingly. This is the time to cater the needs of the hour for providing something to the society which can combat all these problems. We should be more careful towards our health ailments and at the same time should be more sensitive towards the meek animals also. So, I feel this concept is perfect to serve the purpose.

Any story you would like to associate with “Foster Bakery” idea…

Foster means to nurse or to promote something, with this name I look up to promote a better hygienic and healthy atmosphere with better lifestyle for all the living beings.

An educationist, now a baker, what’s next in your list ma’am…

I feel your intuition matters a lot, you should listen to your gut feeling as it always help you in taking  the best decisions of your life. I had moved with the flow, let’s see what comes next. As I enjoy learning something new every day.

How challenging was it to come with this unique venture during this Pandemic for you…

I would say that it was bit easier to decide to step into this venture during this Pandemic for me, as I got enough time to introspect my passion for baking and definitely with the support of a loving family, I stepped into the shoes of a baker now.