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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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Breaking the Glass Ceiling Through School Food

I believe she was wearing 5 or 7 bracelets on each arm. She had pink acrylic nails on and hair that resembled Adam Lambert’s. This week I was lucky enough, despite all the bracelets and nail polish (a big no … Continue reading

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Great School Food+Team Building= WINNING!

May is usually a great month for me; it’s my birthday, the weather is nice and comfortable, great produce is out from the farms and we begin to stock up on bulk production to take us into, yes, winter. Thus … Continue reading

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‘Queen of the Sun’ to pollinate awareness of honeybee crisis

Director Taggart Siegel will introduce his award-winning  documentary ‘Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?’ at a special screening 7 PM May 10 in the Byrd Auditorium  at the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC). The event is … Continue reading

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