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    Grad student raises $30K for charity for ‘pizza drops’ from 2nd story window

    Ben Berman, 27, began baking pizzas and delivering them from his second story apartment to connect with friends at the start of the pandemic. Months later, his hobby evolved into a booming nonprofit that has raised $30,000 to help fight food insecurity and homelessness in Philadelphia. Berman’s passion for cooking for others was inspired by his mother Kerrie. Raised in Portland, Maine, Berman grew up learning new recipes from his mom and the importance of gathering around a table to enjoy the fruits of their labor. “My mom, who’s an amazing cook, taught me about food as a love language   Read More

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    Thanksgiving ‘soul food’ offers window to African American culture

    A traditional Thanksgiving Day in the African American community would not be complete without soul food.Soul food is comprised of various dishes prominent in Black culture such as collard greens, mac and cheese, sweet potatoes and cornbread. The list of tasty foods goes on and are crafted to do exactly what the name entails: feed the soul.But, it’s not just the cuisine’s seasonings that resonate with taste buds, its’ special connection to Black history, struggle, and the ability to overcome can allow one to have a newfound respect for the food.“At one time during slavery, we had no option to   Read More

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    Food Is a Window to Cultural Diversity

    “The more we honor cultural differences in eating, the healthier we will be.” – Michael Pollan (Getty Images) These words of author and journalist Michael Pollan have been at the core of the work at Oldways – a food and nutrition nonprofit helping people live healthier, happier lives through cultural food traditions. Over the last 30 years, our work at Oldways has centered on inspiring individuals and organizations to embrace the healthy, sustainable joys of the “old ways” of eating – heritage-based diets high in taste, nourishment, sustainability and joy. Heritage can mean anything that is important or special that   Read More

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    Food Is a Window to Cultural Diversity | Eat + Run

    “The more we honor cultural differences in eating, the healthier we will be.” – Michael Pollan (Getty Images) These words of author and journalist Michael Pollan have been at the core of the work at Oldways – a food and nutrition nonprofit helping people live healthier, happier lives through cultural food traditions. Over the last 30 years, our work at Oldways has centered on inspiring individuals and organizations to embrace the healthy, sustainable joys of the “old ways” of eating – heritage-based diets high in taste, nourishment, sustainability and joy. Heritage can mean anything that is important or special that   Read More

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