Have you listened to The Splendid Table with Lynne Rossetto Kasper? So many interesting food and cooking shows on NPR! No wonder SNL can't help but parody them with The Delicious Dish. Anyway, I noticed a section on the website called Where We Eat. Jane and Michael Stern drive all around the United States looking for good food and report back on the places that they find.
It's a wonderful listing by city and state of different places to try and what each particular place is known for. So you can eat your way across the country or just check out a particular state or region. Have you visited any of the places? Last year I visited the All-Star Sandwich Bar in Cambridge. Read my post here.
Thinking about how there is so much lack in the middle of so much plenty also has been on my mind. My mother told me that she was watching The Callie Crossley Show and learned that many students at Bunker Hill Community College don't have enough food. Wick Sloane, who teaches at the college was interviewed about an article that he wrote for Inside Higher Ed. Apparently it's a big issue in community colleges all over the country, not just here in Massachusetts.
Just thinking about this issue stuns and angers me. Below is a portion of Sloane's article called So My Students Can Eat.
Students have been crying in my office at Bunker Hill Community College every week since September and, some weeks, every day. Hungry. Often homeless. Often jobless.
One who was hungry and nearly homeless had an A in calculus. “Have you eaten today?” is a question I use more often than “Do you need help with your homework?” She wouldn’t say. As the student cried in my office and spoke with a gentle colleague, I bought a sandwich, some fruit, and a bottle of orange juice from the cafeteria. The student drank the juice and put the food in her bag to take home.
The student had a class and said she’d return later in the afternoon to finish the conversation. With $25 from my colleague in my pocket, I walked to Johnnie’s Foodmaster in Charlestown and bought a $50 food card that we gave to the student later. She cried again.
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