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    Community members stick up for food truck told to close on Pine Island

    PINE ISLAND Lee County told the owners of a food truck on Pine Island they needed to close down, and community members are unhappy about it. People lined up Wednesday to get one last taste of authentic Mexican food at El Viejon Taco food truck on Pine Island. The owners of El Viejon Taco told us zoning for Pine Island Road does not permit food trucks. With tears in her eyes, co-owner Cahroy Garcia said all she wants is to continue serving her community and doesn’t understand why she was allowed to operate the last four months. “They  

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    Chefs and cooks in the disability community share recipes

    ​ Subscriber exclusive Listen to this story Chef Regina Mitchell’s Zoom cooking class begins like a lot of Zooms: friendly banter, reminders to mute here, some technical adjustments there. A few minutes after the 4:30 p.m. start time, there are about 20 people on the call. The menu for tonight: a vegetable stir-fry and a lemongrass-ginger soda. “The blind can cook!” she says to the camera and laughs. “People say when you have lemons, you make lemonade. I turn lemons into limoncello. Or a lemon pavlova.” Mitchell, 60, became blind as an adult. She teaches cooking through  

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    At Hamburg’s Grange Community Kitchen, food to come home to | Restaurants

    Pizza Chef Jonathan Elsner makes a confit potato pizza in their wood-fired oven at The Grange Community Kitchen in Hamburg. Sharon Cantillon / Buffalo News Potatoes on pizza sounds rather daft until the confit fingerling pizza ($17) arrives. Poaching taters in fat makes them dense, and they soak up flavors. So when they’re sliced thin and strewn across chile cream with fat petals of roasted onions and smoked caciocovallo cheese, then fired in an 800-degree oven, potatoes gain quite a bit of character. Applications of rosemary salt and pecorino Romano add aroma and umami saltiness, leading to my unequivocal endorsement  

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    Detroit community crowd-funds the only Black-owned grocery store in the city

    “In the 1960s we had up to 20 Black-owned grocery stores,” said Wright. “By 2010 there were two left, and in 2014 the last one closed.” Charles Walker, a former Detroit grocery store owner and manager of the healthy food incentive program Double Up Food Bucks, said the lack of Black-owned stores can be attributed in part to lack of opportunities given to Black workers. “It matters who is getting experience,” Walker said. “Detroiters may become a cashier, or a stock clerk, but won’t always get to learn how to work with vendors or pay the bills. If you  

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    Cooking classes, community barbecue at Splash and more food events this week

    Cooking classes, community barbecue at Splash and more food events this week Learn how to make your favorite mini pastries on Friday at Party Time. Stock photo By Julia-Claire Evans February 16, 2021 Learn how to make your favorite hot dish at Red Stick Spice Co. Tuesday Whether you like your chili extra spicy, extra meaty or just vegetarian, Red Stick Spice Co. has you covered with its Chili Masterclass. You’ll be making four different types of chili—and working with habanero, jalapeno and ghost peppers, so keep some water close by!  The class will be Tuesday, Feb. 16, 6-8 p.m.  

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    LB Kitchen and Cooking for Community seeking donations in Maine

    LB Kitchen is seeking donations for meals that will go to Maine Medical Center staff and/or donations to Cooking For Community. PORTLAND, Maine — After raising enough money to deliver over 1,500 lunches to staff members at Maine Medical Center last spring, LB Kitchen in Portland is again trying to do its part for medical workers and members of the Portland community. “Not only was it meaningful to get healthy food in the hands of healthcare providers, it was a lifeline for us as a business,” LB Kitchen said of its campaign in the spring. The restaurant said business picked  

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    BR community leaders collaborate to provide low-income residents with healthy food options

    BATON ROUGE – Poor diet quality is a leading risk factor associated with death and disability in the United States, according to a 2018 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report goes on to explain that eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables as part of an overall healthy diet can help protect against a number of serious and costly chronic diseases, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, and obesity.  But many low-income communities in Baton Rouge lack access to fresh fruits and vegetables, leaving residents of these areas susceptible to a  

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    These Friends Invested Their Life Savings To Feed Their Community

    In 2013, Micheal Sparks founded The Underground Kitchen, a Richmond, Virginia-based “exclusive inclusive” dinner party series that traveled to 40 U.S. cities. In 2018, his friend Kate Houck joined as partner and COO. But when the pandemic hit, Sparks and Houck put the for-profit business on pause and in April formed the nonprofit branch The Underground Kitchen Community First, which provides healthy soups and bread, school lunches and family meals to the community in need. Since the pandemic began, hunger and food security have dramatically increased in the U.S. Currently, Sparks and Houck provide more than 3,000 meals  

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    Community Healthy Food Access and Healthy Living Through COVID Grants

    Share Tweet Share Share Email OUR GRANT OPPORTUNITIES: Youth Today’s grant listings are carefully curated for our subscribers working in youth-related industries. Subscribers will find local, state, regional and national grant opportunities. THIS GRANT’S FOCUS: COVID-19, Food Access, Health, Family S Thank you for reading Youth Today and being part of our community! Can’t see the text you wish to view?Each reader is welcome to view 3 stories per month. However, our Grants listings are premium content.Become a subscriber for full access to our premium content including Grants listings and Grants newsletter.Already a subscriber? Log in. To  

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    Getting Cooking in the New Year with the Robbinsville Community Cookbook

    ROBBINSVILLE, NJ — Ring in the new year with new recipes from fellow friends and neighbors in Robbinsville. The Ability Tree Community Cookbook is ready for cooks to find their newest favorite recipes passed down from one generation to the next by local families.  The 76-page cookbook is chock-full of 135 recipes ranging from appetizers, entrées and desserts along with kitchen and recipe tips and guides. Gluten free and vegetarian dishes are included making recipes available for everyone. Readers will enjoy recipes from many cultures which reflect the diversity found in Robbinsville’s community. Recipes were collected by Ability Tree volunteer,  

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