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Summer squash makes flavourful ‘pasta’ dish

Summer squash reproduces so energetically that calling it prolific is understating the case. Still, why not take advantage of its bounty? Here I slice the squash into long ribbons and employ it as “pasta.” Use a mandoline (be sure to use the guard that comes with it), although a Y-shaped peeler will also work. The resulting “pasta” is more flavourful and less caloric than pasta itself.

Find out why classic Swiss fondue never went out of style

Food as fashion has never made a lot of sense to me. Kale is out (no, not really), jackfruit is in, and so on.

But guess what? In Switzerland, the birthplace of fondue, this creamy cheese dish never went out of style, and once you make up a pot for your crew, you will realize why the Swiss never ever considered letting it go the way of the Jell-O mould.

Naturally sweet granola bars are sure to be a hit with kids

Once upon a time, my Indian grandma was left in charge of packing school lunches for my sisters and me. We were sent off to school with some potato curry and a garlic chutney so fierce my eyebrows twitched on the bus all the way to school and I couldn’t bear to open the Tupperware in fear of what might be unleashed on my friends.

This microwaved version of claypot fish is legit delicious

Years ago I was travelling alone for work in New York City, and I popped into a random restaurant across the street from my hotel.

I asked for a menu recommendation from my waiter, and he insisted on a claypot fish, a simple dish of cod, tomatoes, onion, potatoes and lemon baked in a small cazuela, or clay pot.