Historically, Black-operated farms have been excluded from USDA relief. Now, similar concerns are brewing with the distribution of funds from the $2 trillion CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act passed in March. Juneteenth, commemorating the end of slavery, is this week and is celebrated through the lens of food. Next, finding inspiration and alternatives now that cooking fatigue has set in after months of quarantine. Also, revisiting the controversy of “Thug Kitchen” and an update on street vending under the al fresco dining initiative.
Black farmers, Juneteenth, cooking solo
From this Episode:
‘Burn the infected branch, or even the whole tree,’ writes Helen Rosner
Food Correspondent Helen Rosner reads her recent piece for, “The New Yorker,” in which she explains apple rot and disease, while invoking the old adage of a few bad...
5 min, 26 sec
Historically, USDA programs have posed difficulties for Black farmers
According to journalist Greg Kaufmann, 80% of Black-owned land has been lost since 1910, the result of bad policy and discriminatory loan practices. Kaufmann explains the...
8 min, 59 sec
Louisville-native Danielle Bell on celebrating Black independence
Danielle Bell and Pablo Osorio are the duo behind, de Porres, a Los Angeles-based dinner series and catering company. Bell describes how food is used to celebrate...
10 min, 31 sec
Fatigued by cooking? Bake and freeze the cookie dough
When Klancy Miller published, “ Cooking Solo ,” 31 million Americans were living alone, a statistic marking more single than married people in the U.S.
13 min, 7 sec
Digital blackface: Problems in food publishing aren’t new
In 2014, Good Food covered the problematic project, “Thug Kitchen,” a blog that spawned three cookbooks and a line of merchandise. The “thugs” turned out to be a white...
11 min, 12 sec