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JVL Principal Donald with students in the "grow room" (Photo by Ben Shanahan via The Hunts Points Express)

Bronx and CA Students Join Forces in Kitchen

Bronx, Education, Food, Youth May 2, 2014 at 10:00 am

Students from California recently joined students in the Bronx to prepare meals and learn about urban farming, The Hunts Point Express reports.

(Photo by Gwynne Hogan/Voices of NY)

Bushwick Students Embrace Urban Farming, Fight Obesity

Brooklyn, Education, Featured Posts, Food, Voices' Picks October 24, 2013 at 5:00 am

Teens learn how to grow their own food and in the process fight obesity rates in neighborhood.

French Charcuterie Fans May Finally Ham it Up

French Charcuterie Fans May Finally Ham it Up

Featured Posts, Food, Health, Western European October 21, 2013 at 5:04 pm

French ham lovers rejoice: U.S. set to lift 9-year-old embargo on French ham in 2014, France-Amérique reports.

Last year, only 32.6 percent of city kids who participated in free or reduced-price lunch plans during the academic school year regularly ate free meals from the Summer Food Service Program. (Photo by U.S. Department of Agriculture, Creative Commons license)

Turnout Low for Kids’ Summer Food Program

Education, Food August 13, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Of the kids who receive free or reduced-price lunches during the school year, only a fraction regularly eat meals provided by the Summer Food Service Program. Brooklyn Bureau looks at factors contributing to this discrepancy, as advocates and the DOE work on outreach and facilitating access to the meals.

(Photo by Choo Yut Shing, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Around the World in 50 Dishes

Culture, Food, In the News, New York July 24, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Real Cheap Eats has released its annual summer list of 50 dishes from around the world, all found within the five boroughs. And all $10 or less. Feet in 2 Worlds highlights some of them, including Italian avocado sorbet, Albanian veal jerky and Malaysian shaved ice.

Westchester to Sample a Taste of Peru

Westchester to Sample a Taste of Peru

Culture, Food, Latino, South American June 19, 2013 at 4:08 pm

The smell of spiced meats cooking under hot stones will waft through the air and the tang of seafood “cooked” in lime juice will tantalize palates in Rye Brook this weekend at the first Peruvian gastronomic event in the history of Westchester County.

(Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario-La Prensa)

Cuts to Food Benefits Could ‘SNAP’ New Yorkers

Food, Government, In the News, Latino, Social Services June 19, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Budget cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, would devastate the city’s poorest families, 19 percent of whom are Latino. Some of them speak to El Diario-La Prensa about their already draining situation

Yummy Noodles restaurant in Chinatown. (Photo by Vincent Desjardins via Flickr Creative Commons License)

Taking the ‘High Road’ with Restaurant Workers

Food, Immigration, Labor May 17, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Eateries across the city run on the hands of low-paid servers, busboys and dishwashers. A Feet in 2 Worlds podcast looks at the circumstances of these workers and a group working to improve conditions.

Unlike this recipe, some family recipes were lost to time, as interviewees told Anne Noyes Saini. (Photo from Sarah Gilbert via Flickr Creative Commons License)

Unearthing ‘Forgotten Foods’

Culture, Food, History, Traditions April 5, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Older New Yorkers recall family meals at home, lost recipes of perfect dishes, and vivid memories of foods from back home in interviews conducted by Anne Noyes Saini and featured in Feet in 2 Worlds.

Day laborers wait for work in the Jewish section of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario-La Prensa)

Latinos Learn Hasidic Customs at Work

Culture, In the News, Labor, Latino, Religion, Traditions April 3, 2013 at 12:44 pm

El Diario-La Prensa looks at the relationship between Latino workers and their Orthodox Jewish employers, from the workers who adjust to religious customs, to the community organizers who work to bridge the gap between the two groups.

The buffet at African Cuisine Restaurant. (Photo: Aaron Leaf)

Carving a Slice of West Africa in Brooklyn

African, Brooklyn, Culture, Food April 1, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Feet in 2 Worlds heads to Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn where an enclave of West Africans flourish with restaurants, food stores and shops. A stop at an African buffet gives a taste of the diverse countries of the region.

In Astoria, A Spot Where Food and World Peace Mix

In Astoria, A Spot Where Food and World Peace Mix

Ali El Sayed is an artist. His canvas is a plate and his brush ranges from an eggplant to a beef shank. The Egypt-born chef has owned Kabab Café for over 25 years and believes that food, not diplomacy, is the key to attaining world peace.

How to Turn Your Kids into Gourmets

How to Turn Your Kids into Gourmets

Food, Health, Western European December 5, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Should American Parents take inspiration from France for education? That’s what Karen Le Billon thinks after living one year in France and teaching her daughters new eating habits, reports France-Amerique. No more snacks and whining. Now they have dinner at the table and taste everything.

What Was Your First Memorable Meal in America?

What Was Your First Memorable Meal in America?

Culture, Food, Immigration, In the News, New York November 13, 2012 at 10:58 am

For new arrivals in the United States, first meals are often memorable. What you ate, where you were, who you were with – we want the details. Tell us the story of that first meal for this special project for the Voices of New York web site.

María R. Martínez and her son Rubén improvised a tacon stand in front of their business on Avenue A in the Lower East Side. (Photo by Carolina Ledezma via El Diario)

Businesses Get Creative After Sandy

Business, Economy, Environment, Food November 3, 2012 at 1:40 am

Restaurant and store owners in the Lower East Side, a neighborhood hard hit by Hurricane Sandy, concocted ways to keeps business going, El Diario La Prensa reported.