Graduating Community Kitchen Academy class produces record amount of food

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On Thursday, December 11th, the Burlington Community Kitchen Academy graduated 10 students from the 13 week culinary training program. Brian Roper, District Executive Chef at Sodexo gave the keynote speech. Brent Farrell delivered the graduating student speech. And Chef Instructor James Consentino also spoke. Here we’ve include a transcript of the speeches: Brian Roper, District […]
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Meatless Monday Feature: Garlic

Meatless Monday Garlic
Kendall Black, a volunteer cooking, tasting and testing recipes from Vermont Fresh: A Fruit and Vegetable Handbook recently tested the Roasted Garlic instructions for us. Her notes are below, in italics. We’ve also included growing, storage and preparation tips for garlic and garlic scapes. Background Garlic, which is native to central Asia, dates back thousands […]
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Food Waste Infographics

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The Food Waste Reduction Alliance has created several excellent infographics detailing food waste in the food manufacturing, grocery, and restaurant industries. “The benchmark analysis addresses food donations and recycling as both key solutions but also top barriers to reducing food waste. With Feeding America at the table as a founding member of the alliance, the […]
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Meet Nora Leccese, Emerson National Hunger Fellow

Nora Leccese, Emerson National Hunger Fellow
Nora Leccese is an Emerson National Hunger Fellow from the Congressional Hunger Center. She is working on a 5-month project to identify ways the charitable food system can collaborate with the local food system to make fresh food more accessible to low-income Vermonters.  She is focusing specifically on how the Vermont Foodbank could use the […]
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Food Security and Choices

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The Hunger in America 2014 study shows that 1 in 4 people, or an estimated 153,000 people, in Vermont turn to food shelves and meal service programs to feed themselves and their families. This includes 33,900 children and 26,010 seniors. Here we’ve included an excerpt of the study that focuses on the household food security […]
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