The Political Food Realm

It shakes my core to see how detached our society is from the food that nourishes them. We have gotten too smart for our own good and its only hurting us in the long run. Families no longer take the time to prepare freshly home cooked meals and embrace that side of humanity. Instead we…

Mommy Business

My mom and I are close, but it’s a different kind of close. We don’t talk on the phone often, or keep close tabs on each other’s personal lives, but we love each other unconditionally. Growing up I had the privilege and blessing of home cooked meals. When I called my mom yesterday she answered…

Chopped Challenge

I reached my hand into the bag and drew three ingredients: Seaweed, Raspberries, and Nutmeg. The incongruous items immediately discouraged me. I tossed around a few ideas in my head like Raspberry sushi or sometype of pasta dish, but nothing seemed to qualify as appetizing. I finally resorted to the Internet to help and found…

Dinner Disaster

Grocery bags covered the kitchen table, each one bursted with food. After having spent what felt like hours in an Amsterdam grocery store; struggling to find the perfect ingredients, we were finally ready for our European Thanksgiving. The two bedroom one bath Air B&B had a kitchen the size of a California King bed resulting in…

Culture Crash

Growing up with an elementary school teacher as a mother felt as if I was sharing a large piece of me with 30 other children. She is passionate about what she does and always finds a way to invest herself into students, their backgrounds, and the different lives people lead. When I was around the…

Mission to Find Food

My nostrils flare as we rush up the stairs out of the Bart Station. In just two minutes we would be starting our excursion through the Mission District and I couldn’t restrain my excitement. We join the rest of the class and begin to walk. As our group of thirty shuffles through the vendor lined…