by Brian Slattery | Jul 22, 2016 1:23 pm | Comments (7)
Miya’s chef Bun Lai stood before a group of friends in the backyard of his house on Thursday night. Behind him was a table, ready to have sushi made on it. Behind the table were a couple cameras.
The group was there to forage for food that they’d then make for dinner. The cameras were there to record it all for an episode of Vice TV’s Munchies.
“Everything that you do with food is about people,” Lai said to the group before him. He also laid out another idea that resonated throughout the evening: The way you change how people eat is to have fun doing it.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Jul 12, 2016 11:58 am | Comments (1)
Mateo Cruz hadn’t even started his second birthday party at the Cityseed Fair Haven Farmers Market, when thunder rumbled in the distance.
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by David Yaffe-Bellany | Jul 6, 2016 2:22 pm
Bob Sweeney could see that something was wrong: A neighboring food truck had placed three water coolers on a rectangular strip of tarmac reserved for cars that drive past the line of vendors every day.
Continue reading ‘50 Years Later, Hot Dog King Reigns’
by Qi Xu | Jun 29, 2016 7:04 am
Activist Eric Handler dipped his feet in “an ocean of problems” when he set about trying to reclaim wasted food for hungry people to eat.
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by Lucy Gellman | Jun 27, 2016 7:18 am | Comments (2)
James Cramer knows what it’s like be to a hungry kid in need of a summer meal when school’s closed. He wants fewer kids to have to face that reality. So he went around New Haven Saturday letting families know where their kids can find those meals this summer.
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by Allan Appel | Jun 23, 2016 6:51 am
Paula Konareski likes to make her walls beautiful with art for her customers. And only once, years ago, did she exercise a little censorship: when the photos on the wall displayed drains clogged with food scraps and gobs of discarded coffee grounds.
You can’t really blame her.
The walls in question are at Cafe George by Paula. It’s an eatery beloved and well patronized, and a bit of a hidden treasure at 300 George St.
For 14 years Konareski, as owner and eclectic curator, has offered the space free of charge to budding and accomplished artists to display their work during the busy breakfast and lunch times, and reap 100 percent of the profits from sales.
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by David Yaffe-Bellany | Jun 17, 2016 2:02 pm | Comments (31)
Harry Reddish committed an act of guerrilla gardening — planting okra and kale seeds in a once-verdant Newhallville lot that has lain fallow amid a dispute over land and water rights.
Continue reading ‘Garden-Variety Politics Kills Veggies’
by Allison Lazur | Jun 17, 2016 7:06 am | Comments (1)
It was perfect weather early Wednesday evening for 32 bicyclists, of all ages, backgrounds, and experience, to hit the streets. After gathering at the New Haven Green, they set out to explore the city on the New Haven Picnic Basket ride — in search of local food.
As Laura Burrone, one of main guides responsible for the tour reviewed the rules of the road, riders saddled up like a troop of comrades.
Continue reading ‘Cyclists Tour New Haven, One Bite At A Time’
by Aliyya Swaby | Jun 1, 2016 7:35 am | Comments (2)
Under current regulations, a cheese labelled “natural” could have cellulose in it extracted from ground-up wood, to make the substance stick together.
Continue reading ‘“Natural” Food Labels Targeted’
by Lucy Gellman | May 30, 2016 1:27 pm
The latest broadcasts on WNHH radio debate the efficacy of bike helmets and lycra cycling clothes, reminisce about the city’s now-dwindling jazz scene, explore food insecurity and mental health, and describe how to “upcycle” old clothes.
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