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Good Coffee + Good Business in Bangladesh = Lasting Social Change

| August 12, 2013 | 5 Comments
Good Coffee + Good Business in Bangladesh = Lasting Social Change




We’re excited to hear more from Board member Gabe on his ventures in Bangladesh. Gabe looks at the intersection of food, workers’ rights, and politics from a coffee drinker’s perspective. For more on his ventures with his wife, please check out their blog. When I think back on how I adjusted to life in Bangladesh, […]

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Bangladesh: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Food

| July 15, 2013 | 7 Comments
Bangladesh: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Food




Zomppa Board member Gabe is on a six-month sabbatical with his wife. As the two wander the world, volunteering, they are also testing and exploring new foods and cultures. Check out New Yorker Gabe’s thoughts on his first time eating in Bangladesh. For more on his ventures with his wife, please check out their blog. My […]

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Food Security Emergency Looms for Post-Sandy Haiti

| November 19, 2012 | 1 Comment
Food Security Emergency Looms for Post-Sandy Haiti




We are pleased to feature guest writer, Mehmet Burk, the senior writer for Melting Glacier Analytics, which analyzes emerging international disasters and unique humanitarian initiatives. He also has written for has written for Monthly Developments Magazine, EurasiaNet, Environmental Graffiti, and on InterAction.org. Food Security Updates for Zomppa Readers: Zomppa readers who would like to join the Melting Glacier […]

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As with Food as with Life: A Chef’s Artistry

| July 19, 2012 | 3 Comments
As with Food as with Life: A Chef’s Artistry




Welcome to our guest writers from Once You Go Vegan. I met this lovely family on Saturday morning at the Durham Farmer’s Market selling the most amazing donuts – and they were vegan! It turned out they had extensive culinary experience at some of my favorite DC restaurants. But how the move from southern soul […]

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Make Real Good Food a Reality!

| June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments
Make Real Good Food a Reality!




Remember our incredible partner, Real Good Food, at the Bull City Food Exchange? They are such a hit that communities want to see them grow – but to grow, they need your support. Seeing as how we walked off with some amazing peanut butter chocolate treats, lemon honey, and met some great neighbors while at […]

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Marshmallows: Frank Food

| April 11, 2012 | 1 Comment
Marshmallows: Frank Food




Frank food is a series that wants your opinion about what is FRANK food and what is FRANKENSTEIN food. Please share your opinion!   You walk into the store and have to buy one. Which one is MORE FRANK to you? [polldaddy poll=5947579]

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Single Source Suppers, NC: TidBit of the Day

| April 9, 2012 | 2 Comments
Single Source Suppers, NC: TidBit of the Day




Thanks to our guest contributor, Michael, of Daylight Magazine, a non-profit focusing on using art to highlight issues of social importance. Michael is here to tell us of an exciting new initiative based in North Carolina that promotes local food, local community, and local fellowship! Welcome, Michael! Founded in 2003, Daylight is dedicated to using […]

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Veggie Burgers: Frank Food

| March 28, 2012 | 0 Comments
Veggie Burgers: Frank Food




Frank food is a series that wants your opinion about what is FRANK food and what is FRANKENSTEIN food. Please share your opinion! You walk into the store and have to buy one. Which one is MORE FRANK to you? [polldaddy poll=5947560]

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A Very Special Zomppette’s Birthday Announcement

| January 26, 2012 | 18 Comments
A Very Special Zomppette’s Birthday Announcement




As I’m sure most of you know, Belinda is the brains behind the entire Zomppa operation.  If it wasn’t for her (and her B-I-G dreams), so much of Zomppa would not be possible. ****Wishing you the very best and brightest birthday, Belinda.**** You’re really old now.

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Real Good Food: Food sharing collaborations for better food and stronger communities

| December 22, 2011 | 6 Comments
Real Good Food: Food sharing collaborations for better food and stronger communities




Welcome to our guest contributor, Justine Williams! Justine is a sociocultural anthropologist who studies social and economic justice, particularly as it relates to food and agriculture. We are excited to hear her work bettering our communities with Real Good Food! Learn how to support these efforts. By Justine Williams A couple years ago, Devin McIntire […]

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