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It’s All A-Buzz: World Malaria Day Cookies

Today is World Malaria Day! Malaria is a mosquito-borne parasitic disease.  Here in the US, we are fortunate to have eliminated malaria in the 1950s.  However, worldwide the World Health Organization estimates that there were 219 million cases of malaria resulting in 660,000 deaths in 2010. To celebrate World Malaria Day, I created a batch of malaria-themed cookies to share...

Cookie Love in the Time of Cholera: John Snow Decorated Cookies 0

Cookie Love in the Time of Cholera: John Snow Decorated Cookies

Happy 200th birthday, John Snow! Who?! John Snow, the Father of Epidemiology! What?! Oy—I don’t have time for this. OK, just for you, a short bit of history.  In 1854, there was a severe outbreak of cholera in the Soho district of London, England.  Dr. John Snow, an English physician, set out to determine the cause of the outbreak.  By...