The definition of soul food is changing in the African American community. And that change is in part because of African American chefs and bakers consciously creating awareness with diverse healthy food options. We talk to three chefs hoping to make a difference in what we eat and how we eat. Tarik Abdullah is a rising star in the chef world. He recently appeared on ABC’s, “The Taste”. Lillian Hill is the baking brains behind the vegan based treats from Brown Sugar Baking Company in the Central District. Lillian’s husband, Dennis Comer is the owner of a catering company, the urban buggy in the Central District. Comer also has a garden that he developed as part of a 3 year pilot program from Seattle Neighborhoods.
Sickle cell disease is a disorder in which the body makes sickle-shaped red blood cells that cannot move easily through blood vessels. Sickle cell anemia is the most common form of sickle cell disease. It mainly affects people of African, Asian and Mediterranean descent. KBCS News Director, Sonya Green discuss sickle cell disease, treatment and challenges with Dr. Michael Bender, a healthcare provider. And Jason Davison describes what it’s like to raise kids with sickle cell anemia. Also Corey James talks about his life growing up with sickle cell disease.
Music by Rushus “Crimson Turtles”