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Food & Culture in the African American Tradition

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.

Food Insecurity

According to a 2011 Feeding America study, “Map the Meal Gap: Child Food Insecurity 2011”, while one in six Americans overall are food insecure, the rate for children is much higher: nearly one in four children are food insecure. This means that these individuals are unsure of the source of their next meal.

You can help feed hungry families by taking a bite out of some great food at the Bite of Seattle happening Friday, July 19th through Sunday, July 21st. All proceeds from the Alley hosted by Tom Douglas benefit Food Lifeline. Food Lifeline is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending hunger in Western Washington.


Linda Nageotte is the CEO of Food Lifeline.

Listen and download the interview here: KBCS_M+I_20130718_Food Insecurity

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