Three quick and easy recipes for comfort and joy

Jaime E. Love

Whether you oven it or BBQ it, make extra of this Filipino chicken so you can shred it into soups, wraps, noodles and salads (Lizzie Mayson/PA)

My mum calls this ‘any way chicken’ because you can make the chicken any way: I like cooking it in the oven (so I can forget about it); my mum likes to make it on the hob (to keep more of the sauce); and my boyfriend, Henry, likes grilling it on the BBQ (so it’s smoky and crispy),” says Melissa Hemsley.

“However you do it, I recommend making extra so that you can shred it into soups, wraps, noodles and salads later in the week.”

Filipino chicken with mango-tomato salsa

Serves: 4


4 large chicken thighs, skin on and bone in (about 600g)

Sea salt and black pepper

2 spring onions, finely sliced at an angle, to serve


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The Biden administration has announced new funding to help food supply chains

Jaime E. Love

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled $2 billion in new funding to strengthen food supply chains hard hit by the pandemic, causing food shortages and higher prices.

The move follows a series of past investments from the Biden administration aimed at helping small meatpacking plants and local foodbanks expand to serve more people. The new funding is made available through the March 2021 COVID relief package, the American Rescue Plan and other relief legislation.

“The pandemic and ensuing inflation caused by supply chain disruptions and Putin’s war against Ukraine underscores the difficulty of providing healthy and nutritious food for all when markets are disrupted,” Vilsack said Wednesday. “The pandemic also exposed for us how many food banks and pantries had difficulty accepting fresh fruit and vegetables and dairy products due to a lack of warehouse and refrigeration capacity.”

The pandemic also highlighted major bottlenecks in the food supply chain as meatpacking

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