December 29, 2015
_ KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. 9 p.m. Tuesday, CBS3. The "Late Show's" Stephen Colbert hosts the 38th annual celebration, which this year honors songwriter Carole King, filmmaker George Lucas, actresses Rita Moreno, and Cicely Tyson, and conductor Seiji Ozawa. _ MOZART IN THE JUNGLE. Wednesday, Amazon. Season 2 of this delicious classical-music dramedy finds Rodrigo (Gael Garcia Bernal, "Rosewater") trying to whip the orchestra into shape in hopes of impressing his former mentor, even as contract talks threaten to stop the music.
February 24, 2012 |
For more than a decade, Chester City has been without a supermarket, leading to its designation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a "food desert. " That will soon change, and with a unique nonprofit twist. Friday afternoon, Philabundance, best known for collecting and distributing emergency food aid throughout the Philadelphia area, announced that it had purchased a mostly vacant building on Ninth Street in Chester's West End. That building housed the last supermarket in the city to close, in 2001.
February 28, 2014 |
Haile Johnston and his wife, Tatiana Garcia-Granados, never set out to change the world. Just their neighborhood. But since moving to Strawberry Mansion in 2002, these University of Pennsylvania Wharton School grads have set up summer camps and after-school programs, planted hundreds of trees and flowers, and promoted farmer's markets and food pantries, all of which led to this bigger challenge: How to bring reasonably priced, seasonal food,...
February 27, 2012
By Linda Bonvie I guess I really must be out of the loop, because I've just discovered that I live smack in the middle of a "food desert. " Living in a food desert, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, means I have "low access to a supermarket or large grocery store" - defined as being more than one mile from such a store in an urban area or more than 10 miles in a rural area such as mine. According to the experts, this results in poor food choices, a lack of fresh fruits and vegetables, and dinners composed of chips and soda from the corner convenience store.
August 28, 2015 |
Eating alone isn't my favorite thing. To me - maybe it's my Italian heritage - food is best enjoyed shared, over lively conversation with old and new friends. Food and friends are the idea behind EatWith , a community-marketplace website that matches traveling and local eaters with hosts who cook and serve a meal in their home. Think Airbnb, for dinner. I stumbled upon the website while planning a trip that included two solo nights in Trastevere, in Rome, Italy. I also checked out similar sites, like Feastly, Side Tour and VoulezVousDiner.
March 1, 2013 |
WE NEED to be careful about declaring national metaphorical war - the war on drugs is a costly black hole, the war on poverty a mixed bag. But the war on hunger? That's one we can win. And did win, back in the '60s and '70s. We wiped the floor with hunger. The battle began in 1968, not long after CBS aired a documentary, "Hunger in America," that shocked the population into awareness and action - prodded by the public outrage, Congress funded national school-lunch programs and food stamps, and within a decade the problem was licked.
October 1, 2014
IN THESE DAYS of growing income inequality, the rich get richer and the poor get . . . diabetes. And heart disease. And cancer. A recent study of the eating habits of 29,124 Americans by the Harvard School of Public Health verified a widening "food gap" between the poor and everyone else. While people at higher income levels are eating more healthy foods than they were 12 years ago, low-income Americans are lagging even farther behind. Poor eating habits, and the obesity that often results, are strongly tied to a host of chronic (and expensive to treat)
June 20, 2013 |
On Tuesday, a new kind of food pantry for the poor - featuring exclusively healthful foods - opened in Kensington. The Green Light Pantry, the first of its kind in the city, promotes healthy eating while batting back hunger. "I don't eat healthy much," said pantry client Ebony Culbreath, 20, a formerly homeless woman who filled a shopping basket with her daughter, Kaliyah, 2, on Tuesday. "This stuff is outside my comfort zone. But my daughter eats all of it. " In the fight against hunger, it's not always the most nutritious foods that are used.
January 19, 2016
J USTINE CARMINE, 28, of Mayfair, owns Happy Hippy Veg, a vegetarian catering service she launched last summer. She rents space at the Dorrance Hamilton Center for Culinary Enterprises in West Philadelphia, where she stores her food, does prep work and cooks. A Tacony native, she's a graduate of Marywood University in Scranton . Q: How'd you come up with the idea? A: It stemmed from a yoga teacher-training weekend, and I'd been a vegetarian and love to bake and make healthy food that tastes good.
May 28, 2013
By Christina Weiss Lurie and Joan C. Hendricks After years of being under the radar, America's hunger crisis is becoming a growing reality for many people. One in six Americans goes to bed every night with empty stomachs. Poverty is forcing millions into "food insecurity" - the inability to know where your next meal is coming from. Families are buying cheaper, less nutritious food or cutting meals entirely. The problem is not a lack of food; it's the inability to provide nutritious, safe, affordable food for everyone.