Turnips (by david swoyer)

Giving thanks year-round

By Hari Pulapaka, PhD, WCMC, CEC
November 18, 2021


          The Wampanoag (People of the First Light) were likely expressing their gratitude and thanks for harvests and other bounties long before 1621.
          Through the centuries, the 67 or so villages that comprised the Wampanoag Nation in the 1600s on “Turtle Island” have seen their population in the region dwindle by as much as 80 percent.

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Farropilaf

Vegan or plantbased?

By Hari Pulapaka, PhD, WCMC, CEC
November 18, 2021


          Oregon is the most vegan state, and Mississippi is the least. An annual Pickle Fest in Jackson, Mississippi, draws throngs, while Lisa Eversman and Bryce Shivers of Portland, Oregon, can pickle anything.

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What's Your Signature: Chef's Corner Episode 2

What’s your signature?


By Hari Pulapaka, PhD, WCMC, CEC
November 11, 2021


          The recently elected mayors of New York City and Boston are on record for their legislative agendas regarding the food systems in their communities.
          Here in DeLand, I’m not sure of what or where our long-standing mayor likes to eat, let alone local government’s deep perspectives and action plan for food access, equity or sustainability.


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The Chef’s Corner Blog

The Chef’s Corner

By Hari Pulapaka, PhD, WCMC, CEC
November 2, 2021


     After spending well over a decade in my little restaurant kitchen fully immersed in getting sh!t done, I’m ready to bust out of my corner.

     Each week, I will pass judgment on a segment of food news that may or may not be interesting, shed light on a seasonal (for us) food ingredient or two, and dream up some minutiae about a spice I love and think you should, too.

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