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    Food Day Kansas City 2014 – Apple Share

    You’re the apple of my eye. An apple for the teacher. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. The apple as a positive image is pervasive in our culture. And it just so happens that it’s plentiful in Missouri and Kansas in October. With our trees bursting with fresh, crisp locally grown fruit, apples [...]

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Food Day – October 24, 2014

Food Day is a celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainable food, and a campaign for better food policies. It seeks to:

Promote safer, healthier diets

Support sustainable and organic farms

Reduce hunger

Reform factory farms to protect the environment and animals

Support fair working conditions for food and farm workers

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Food Day KC Blog

Culinary Mindfulness

Todd Essig’s essay in a Psychology Today blog offers some compelling reminders. The American mode of eating lacks vitality and has over time become unhealthy to mind and body to an almost Dickensian industrial bleakness. Snarfing down wrapped, heat-lamped, bland, processed fast food on the run is just not good for the psyche, soul or [...]

Burger Lore

A brutally scorching finish to June in Kansas City with the 4th of July just around the corner, and the rapid reports and snaps of firecrackers already sounding in neighborhoods. So, that monarch of American grills, the hamburger, again reigns supreme. It seems the hamburger legends go something like this. During the late Middle Ages, [...]

Decisions, Decisions? Then Cook

Decision fatigue. That mental chisel which chips away at rational choice. The brain strain that afflicts both rich and poor, those slogging through work’s quagmire, agonizing at the mall or mired down at home. Different from what is typically perceived as physical fatigue, it takes an insidious toll on the brain. Researchers have noted that [...]