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Latter-day Saint food bloggers have been a source of comforting recipes and culinary advice during the pandemic

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It took a pandemic and a societal shutdown — schools moving online, offices forced to telecommute, and restaurants restricted to takeout — for the dying art of home cooking to be resurrected.

It happened one soup pot, macaroni casserole and bread loaf at a time in kitchens across the country, including Utah.

And to whom, in many cases, did these cooks turn for comforting recipes and culinary advice in a time of need?

Some of Utah’s top Latter-day Saint food bloggers.

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How the pandemic changed L.A. food culture

For this weekend’s Food section, the Food team marked the anniversary of the pandemic-related shutdowns and its rippling effects on Los Angeles’ dining and cooking culture.

Jenn Harris profiles four longtime hospitality workers to find out how they survived the last year: Dante De La Rosa, a server at Las Brisas in Laguna Beach; Abby Zialcita, service operations manager for Tartine Silver Lake and Sycamore; Cynthia Longley, director of operations for the Lucques Group; and Enrique Rosas, a bartender at Tam O’Shanter in Atwater Village for more than 40 years. The dine-in closures and the roller-coaster months that followed entwine

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How the Cookbooks of 2020 Tell the Stories of Our Pandemic Kitchens

The books America cooked from during 2020 will stand as cultural artifacts of the year when a virus forced an entire nation into the kitchen.

The pandemic has been good to cookbooks. Overall sales jumped 17 percent from 2019, according to figures from NPD BookScan, which tracks about 85 percent of book sales in America.

Some of the smash hits were predictable. The world domination of Joanna Gaines, the queen of shiplap, continued. The second volume of her hugely popular “Magnolia Table” cookbook franchise sailed to the top of the New York Times list of the

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Shoreline Menus food delivery disruptor stepping up for mom and pop restaurants struggling amid pandemic

OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (WTNH) — A local food delivery service is changing the game. Since, the COVID-19 pandemic they’ve grown exponentially and given the big guys, like Uber Eats a run for their money.

ShorelineMenus.com launched about two years ago. It all started in Old Saybrook when Penny Lane Pub owner, Alex Foulkes got fed up with one of the delivery service companies. He wanted a local option, didn’t see it, so created it.

He got together with other restaurants and hired drivers.

“It was made by the mom and pop restaurants and for the mom and pop restaurants with

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Contra Costa Co. supervisors vote on capping fees from DoorDash, UberEats during the pandemic

CONTRA COSTA, Calif. (KGO) — On Tuesday, Contra Costa County may cap the amount of fees that food delivery companies can charge restaurants that are fighting to survive the pandemic.

Supervisors are considering limiting companies like Uber Eats and DoorDash to a 15 percent charge on delivery orders.

Restaurants have had to lean on delivery services during the pandemic, but they lose large profits by doing so. Some estimates suggest that delivery charges can take up to a quarter of some establishments’ profits.

RELATED: New law requires delivery platforms to partner with restaurants directly

This happens as dozens of the

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