Food events in the Washington area
Only no-go items are peppers (fine as a small add it, but not my fave as a main dish) and curry. Otherwise we are good with pretty much any food/cuisine. Thanks! A . Joe Yonan : Some farmers do sell fresh shell beans, and you’re right that they cook much faster. I’ve bought limas and blackeyed peas from Garner’s Produce at the 14th and U Market on Saturdays (they also sell many other days/places, as you can see here ), but haven’t seen pinto beans, black beans or garbanzos. I just checked with my FreshFarm Market sources, and they say Garner’s has October beans (a variety of cranberry bean), and that Spring Valley (which sells at the Dupont, White House and Silver Spring markets) and the Farm at Sunnyside (Dupont) have cranberry beans, too. I know you’re not asking about those particularly, but they’re really worth your trying. Last year on the homestead in Maine, my sister and I certainly cooked some of the beans fresh. They’re delicious. October 16, 2013 12:21 PM Q . Bread – Reinhart Reinhart is good, but he writes the same book over and over again. His headnotes are also silly – every single bread is the greatest thing ever. That said, the Breadbaker’s Apprentice is probably his sweet spot. Just call me a grumpy breadbaker.
Photo: Sang Tan, AP Food bank volunteer Sarah Laughton gathers food for distribution at… Food bank volunteers work at a food bank in Bromley, south London, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. A leading British food bank is reporting an increase in demand for emergency food aid, saying that more people sought help in the first half of its financial year than in all of last year. With food and energy costs rising, and winter on the way, the Trussell Trust says that many people will choose between “eating and heating”. Photo: Sang Tan, AP Food bank volunteers work at a food bank in Bromley, south London,… Font Page 1 of 1 LONDON (AP) Demand for emergency food aid has spiked this year in Britain, a leading charity said Wednesday, suggesting low-income households’ living standards are still sliding despite the end of the recession. The Trussell Trust , a Christian charity that operates food banks throughout the country, said in a report that just under 356,000 people received three days of emergency food between April and September about 10,000 more than their entire 2012-2013 financial year. Chris Mould , the trust’s executive chairman, appealed to the government to launch an inquiry into the causes of hunger in the U.K. With winter approaching, the worst may be yet to come. “This is disturbing,” he said. “It’s not going away. It’s getting worse.” WORRIES AHEAD OF WINTER Mould said that increasing numbers of people in Britain are living on incomes that are insufficient to cover the rising costs of food, gas and electricity, fuel, and transport.
Thank you Goose Island! On the course, given my slow pace I saw a lot. I saw Emily go by with 10 nametags pinned to her back of people she was running for a cure for. I started to think about one of the reasons that I am involved in sustainable food, Edible Chicago magazine, the online site The Local Beet , was with the hope that as people get more aware of the food they are eating and where it comes from, perhaps fewer people will come down with cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, many of the disease charities that runners were in the race for. All these charities are focused on raising money for a “cure” but the power of real, well grown vegetables from good seeds with their antioxidants and nutrients is an integral part of making your body stronger to prevent these diseases. Food Day is coming up on Oct. 24. Earth Day has been around for 40 years so it is ingrained in the public psyche. Food Day has only been around for three years so is still in the process of getting traction. A lot will be going on at Daley Plaza here in Chicago on Thursday, Oct. 24 in the name of Grow Real, Cook Real, Eat Real, Live Real . Building A Healthier Chicago ,The Red Meat Market, Artizone Chicago , SaveAntibiotics , Slow Food Chicago , the USDA FNS, the Illinois Hunger Coalition will all be involved among others. The events will be focused on raising people’s awareness as well as the school children attending of the value of a vegetable grown with good seeds.
Demand for food aid spikes in Britain
NW. 202-483-8600. smithcenter.org . DIWALI MELA: A celebration with food, vendors, music and dancing. Noon-6 p.m. $21.95; $12.95 children ages 4-10. Indique Heights, 2 Wisconsin Circle , Chevy Chase. 301-656-4822. www.indiqueheights.com . EQUINE WINE FESTIVAL: Featuring the Winery at Olney, with food for sale, wagon rides and other activities. A portion of the proceeds goes the Potomac Valley Dressage Association Ride for Life in support of Johns Hopkins breast cancer activities. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.