It’s that time of the election cycle when every detail of the candidates’ lives is discussed. So, the spotlight is now on Mormon food. There are very specific directions about food in Mormon culture: no alcohol or caffeine, a diet based on grains and produce with less meat. It sounds like the basis for a healthy life. There is also an emphasis on canning and preserving which is also an important part of the current effort to eat locally and in season. But it’s not only the healthy stuff, there are desserts involving jello and cool whip! Sounds like a lot of good rules leavened with some fun, perhaps a food platform we could live with….and in case you were thinking about canning, these pointers might prove useful.