Archive for June, 2011

Guest/Ngawang: Food to Change the World

| June 30, 2011 | 8 Comments
Guest/Ngawang: Food to Change the World




A warm welcome to our guest contributor – and youngest writer on Zomppa so far – Ngawang. Ngawang is a bright, 15-year old 10th grader at the renown Bronx High School of Science, budding activist, and writer. He is Tibetan American and comes from a fine tradition of amazing food. We are delighted to have […]

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Egg-tastic: Photo of the Day

| June 29, 2011 | 1 Comment
Egg-tastic: Photo of the Day




  Is that an ostrich egg, or are you just happy to see me?

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Enter the Parlour: TidBit of the Day

| June 29, 2011 | 8 Comments
Enter the Parlour: TidBit of the Day




What’s that you say? Salted butter caramel ice cream. Just one of many flavors found on a little white school bus. Welcome to the Parlour, a retrofitted white mini schoolbus with some simply amazing flavors. They also have some creative toppings – like doughnuts!

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A Rascal Gets Refined: Melissa@Market

| June 28, 2011 | 4 Comments
A Rascal Gets Refined: Melissa@Market




  Let me go ahead and put this out there: today’s recipe looks quite refined.  If you are the type to judge by appearances, it screams “ladies who lunch” or “bridal shower in the Hamptons”.  On second thought, it doesn’t scream at all.  It articulates, possibly in a clipped New England staccato or a honey-laced […]

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Is Breakfast for Children a Right? TidBit of the Day

| June 28, 2011 | 6 Comments
Is Breakfast for Children a Right? TidBit of the Day




Is food a right or a privilege? Well, many children go to school hungry every day. Share Our Strength‘s survey of K-8 teachers showed that 2/3rds of their students rely on schools to provide the primary meal of the day. 2/3rds. Over 60% of these teachers have bought food using their own money for their […]

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Food Fighters of the USA

| June 27, 2011 | 7 Comments
Food Fighters of the USA




Outside of writing for Zomppa and, um, eating, my passion is helping anyone, regardless of neighborhood/income/background, eat a healthier, more produce-based diet.  Right now, I partner with non-profits and organizations such as healthcare centers for under/un- insured patients, continuing education facilities helping people complete a high school degree or learn life skills, youth centers that […]

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Summer Time and the Grilling is Easy

| June 27, 2011 | 2 Comments
Summer Time and the Grilling is Easy




Ask most east coasters and they’ll tell you that we were ripped off this spring. I mean, yes, we got a few blissful weeks of cherry blossoms and then POW it’s 100 degrees! What gives?! Since the initial heat-wave slap in the face, we have had some pretty amazing days to celebrate. Now that we […]

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Sundae or Float? Photo of the Day

| June 27, 2011 | 4 Comments
Sundae or Float? Photo of the Day




The mocha ice cream sundae or the root beer float?

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Class Act: Around the World

| June 24, 2011 | 4 Comments
Class Act: Around the World




We love learning about and sharing initiatives, people, and programs that are doing good and innovative food work – whether to promote healthy eating, trying new foods, or caring for our planet. These programs are not necessarily the largest or the most well-recognized, but ones that are forging ahead to change what and how we […]

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Free Rice 2.0: TidBit of the Day

| June 24, 2011 | 1 Comment
Free Rice 2.0: TidBit of the Day




Most of you are familiar with Free Rice, where you learn (review) vocabulary for free rice. Well, they just upped the fun and you can learn different languages (i.e. German, Spanish), literature, geography, flags, chemistry…all the while donating rice!

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