The virtual fall school semester begins this week for many students, which means bringing their laptops or tablets to the kitchen table. Zach Brooks has a repertoire of meals for lunch breaks. Clemence Gossett makes a shopping list and offers tips on meal prep. Plus, food-insecure students are getting meals via grab and go options through the LAUSD and the USDA Farmers to Families food boxes. Finally, KCRW takes a virtual vacation to the Greek island of Crete.
School lunch, hunger assistance, Greek cuisine
From this Episode:
Slushy and core-chilling broth: Korean cold soups
Hooni Kim is the first Michelin-starred chef in Korean cuisine. When his New York restaurants Danji and Hanjan slowed down during the pandemic, he temporarily relocated to...
Adventurous lunches for voracious homeschoolers
Smorgasburg LA Manager Zach Brooks spent years scouring both New York City and Los Angeles for his blog Midtown Lunch — in search of delicious meals that wouldn’t break the...
Countering the influx of Doritos with fruit from the farmer’s market
Clemence Gossett balances her full-time work as the founder and co-owner of The Gourmandise School of Sweets & Savories while hosting a learning pod for four students.
Changing policies for community-based feeding programs across LA County
Executive Director of the LA Food Policy Council Christine Tran likens hunger during the pandemic to the breadlines of the Great Depression.
USDA food boxes: connecting the dots of collection and distribution
As part of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced in April the distribution of the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box .