America is a melting pot of many nationalities, races and religions, each with its own traditions and cuisines. Some of the food that is so loved by families across the country isn’t the healthiest, however, and can cause obesity, blood sugar problems and heart issues. We talk to two experienced cooks and an award-winning baker about how they are trying to make ethnic dishes and baked goods a bit healthier while maintaining the flavors and textures of the traditional dishes.
- Caroline Randall Williams, co-author of Soul Food Love: Healthy recipes inspired by one hundred years of cooking in a Black family.
- Leah Koenig, author of Modern Jewish Cooking: Recipes & customs for today’s kitchen.
- Joanne Chang, owner of Flour Bakery + Café, Boston and Cambridge, MA, author of Baking with Less Sugar: Recipes for desserts using natural sweeteners and little-to-no white sugar.