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Our communities and our country are in great need of change. The U.S. spends $500 billion annually on treating chronic illnesses caused by what we eat. The typical American diet consists of overly processed and unhealthy foods that contribute to heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. And despite our... Read more
Picture courtesy of The Heritage Cook With the shift in seasons, my style of cooking changes, too. When the weather is warm, I prefer lighter dishes that require little to no cooking likes salads and pastas. But in the fall, I naturally gravitate towards making hearty soups and stews that simmer on... Read more
Written by Michael Lantow As an AmeriCorps Cooking Matters Course Coordinator at Local Matters, I’ve had the amazing and unique privilege of interacting, working and learning with people of all backgrounds, cultures, faiths, and beliefs. I am always inspired to hear peoples’ stories—especially as... Read more