Monthly Archives: August 2011

Take the $5 Challenge!

When Carlo Petrini founded Slow Food back in 1986, it was in reaction to the proliferation of fast food culture in Italy, which was undermining the traditions and quality of the Italian diet. Today we know the fast food “value … Continue reading

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3rd year and the First Lady

I’m approaching my third year at DC Central Kitchen working under the Fresh Start catering umbrella arm in school food dining services. It’s been night and day in how we approach school food. Three years ago I, we, DCCK, were … Continue reading

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Fig Lovers Feast

One of the rare treasures of late summer is the arrival of fresh figs.  My Italian American grandmother kept three bushes of turkey figs in her garden in Pittsburgh, Pa.   I remember the ripe figs sticky with honey sweetness … Continue reading

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Alice Waters “Fresh Air” Interview

An interview with Alice Waters, founder of the fabled Berkeley (CA) restaurant Chez Panisse and a leader in the Slow Food movement, aired on the NPR in-depth interview program “Fresh Air” yesterday. You can listen to her discuss her views … Continue reading

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Sept 15: Do good while eating well at Brainfood’s annual Grill-off fundraiser

What could be more fun than watching teams of award-winning chefs, amateur grilling aficionados, and Brainfood program graduates compete for the Brainfood Skillet Award and the Brainfoodie Choice Award? Might I suggest enjoying cool drinks, tasty food, and a silent … Continue reading

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Garden Party: Annual Community Garden Day

If you have some time tomorrow (August 13th), head over to the P Street Whole Foods for the Annual Community Garden Day! The Garden Party gets underway at 10:00 AM and runs until 3:00 PM. Washington Youth Garden, Arcadia Farm … Continue reading

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