Monthly Archives May 2024

Client Focus: Regional Environmental Council

Worcester’s Regional Environmental Council Leverages MFTP Funds to Combat Food Insecurity As spring springs and plants burst forth, the Regional Environmental Council (REC) in Worcester is cultivating garden beds and farms through a variety of programs that enrich the lives of many! We had a conversation with Grace Sliwoski, Director of Programs, to find out more, and see how the Massachusetts Food Trust Program impacted their work. What keeps you excited about this work? I’m consistently inspired by and learning from all the community members involved in our programs. Working at the REC gives me the opportunity to get to know
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Brands We Love: Tasty AF Chili Oil

We love Aya Forster’s chili oil! Aya was born and raised in Japan and her mother and grandmother’s homemade Japanese comfort food continue to influence her cooking style. She says Asian food should be approachable and wants to show others that they, too, can learn how to make everything from dumplings to noodles to sushi. She took courses at Le Cordon Bleu in Tokyo and other classes in Tokyo, Kyoto, and NYC to polish her culinary skills. Today, she continues to learn from fellow chefs, cookbooks, and even from students who take her cooking class. We posed a few questions to this food lover
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