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Dear Apple Cider, sorry I took you for granted

Apple cider. I took you for granted. This week at school I handed out some local apple cider (non alcoholic of course) samples that were donated to the kitchen. Being October and all, I thought it would be a nice … Continue reading

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KEEP IT REAL ! cook something

I need to set higher goals. In my last post I summarized my time in school food service over the last few years and ended with a goal of meeting the First Lady. I met her this past Saturday. Now … Continue reading

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Dirty Pop…..baby, baby, you can’t stop

Soda was everywhere. In my last three years working with schools I have never seen such a high rate of soda consumption until this year. And I’m not just talking about soda at lunch or in the classroom. I’m talking … 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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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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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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School Year Wrap Up

My year ends in August; not December. For folks in school food August is the time to get away for a few weeks and come back ready to hit the ground running. This year I’ll be taking some much needed … Continue reading

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The egg and the mouse

How many words can you type per minute? What about how fast can you copy and paste something into a new document? Or how about how fast you can find something on Google; like directions?….. really think about. How much do … Continue reading

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My Slow Food Weekend

Friday night I tried out a new recipe I have been holding onto, clams with bacon and potatoes braised in beer.  Dining on the porch enjoying the warmth of early summer evenings with a crisp French rośe, catching up with … Continue reading

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Fair Food for All: A How-To Guide

We’ve all heard the advice to “vote with your fork.” But there is more each of us can do to create sustainable local food systems that serve everyone—not just the wealthy. The new book Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food … Continue reading

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