Tag: Durham

Zomppa Spring Break Workshop – April 2013

| April 10, 2013 | 9 Comments
Zomppa Spring Break Workshop – April 2013




    Last week, 12 ZomppaKids joined our Education Director Leanne for our inaugural Spring Break Workshop – and what a week it was! Our intrepid explorers “visited” 18 countries, cooked 18 different dishes, visited 3 urban gardens, planted many seeds, and met 1 cute puppy. The ZomppaKids made dishes from buticha (Ethiopia) to lumpia […]

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Gaps from Farm to Table

| March 4, 2013 | 4 Comments
Gaps from Farm to Table




The Center for Environmental Farming Systems hosted a lecture by Maya Wiley, founder and president of the Center for Social Inclusion, in Durham, NC last week about gaps in the farm-to-table movement. The Center for Social Inclusion works to identify “causes of racial inequity at a systems…to find solutions that promote equity and fairness.” With […]

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Meeting of the Foods: Bull City Food Exchange part deux

| February 25, 2013 | 8 Comments
Meeting of the Foods: Bull City Food Exchange part deux




Thank to all the wonderful community members and amazing food advocates who joined us on a chilly, rainy Durham evening last Friday for the Bull City Food Exchange part deux. Thanks to our own fearless Education Director, Leanne, the BCFE2 was hosted at the Center for Documentary Studies. The evening seemed to be one of […]

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Sol Food Mobile Farm, Welcome Home Party!

| December 13, 2012 | 3 Comments
Sol Food Mobile Farm, Welcome Home Party!




Remember that giant red school bus that left Durham, NC last June for a six month National Tour?  The one with the mobile greenhouse, solar panels and an engine that runs on waste vegetable oil?  Well that bus and the Sol Food Mobile Farm crew have just completed their 12,000 mile journey around the United States, […]

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Cupcake Bar: TidBit of the Day

| September 20, 2012 | 4 Comments
Cupcake Bar: TidBit of the Day




Finally opening up on one point of the star at Five Points in Durham, NC is the Cupcake Bar. Their cupcakes – regular-sized and mini – come in what you might find at a soda fountain or a bar. From 7-Up (lime buttercream with lemon cupcake) to margherita (lime buttercream with orange cupcake, the flavors […]

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Mateo Tapas: TidBit of the Day

| September 13, 2012 | 1 Comment
Mateo Tapas: TidBit of the Day




It seems Durham is all about tapas these days. A few months ago, I tried out Taberna Tapas, which has great food. Now Mateo Tapas opened up a few doors down (wonderful, but Downtown Durham, please, a pho place!). The vibe and decor is super cool – whereas Taberna has more relaxed family feel, Mateo seems […]

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Hummingbird Bakery: TidBit of the Day

| September 6, 2012 | 4 Comments
Hummingbird Bakery: TidBit of the Day




Amy Tournquist of my favorite Durham restaurant, Watts Grocery, has opened up a new bakery, Hummingbird Bakery, in the gorgeous new Samuel H. Scripps Studio across from Duke’s East Campus. This opening is to the delight of many, including myself. I have been hoping for a small bakery which served great (affordable), delicious breakfasts that […]

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Sol Food Mobile Farm Days 36-42: Vermont and New York

| August 9, 2012 | 2 Comments
Sol Food Mobile Farm Days 36-42: Vermont and New York




Howdy from Highway 90 West as our bus chugs its way to Detroit, Michigan. We have had a wonderful week in Vermont and New York; visiting old friends and learning from some amazing farmers, artists and teacher along the way.  Our last update was from the beautiful state of Vermont where we spent time in […]

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Taberna Tapas: TidBit of the Day

| August 2, 2012 | 1 Comment
Taberna Tapas: TidBit of the Day




I love Spanish tapas. I love Spanish food. So clearly I was excited that Durham was going to finally have its own tapas bar – not an Americanized, watered-down on. Taberna Tapas opened up this summer in downtown Durham (interestingly, a second is slated to open soon – Durham, Durham, we need a pho noodle […]

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Lilly’s Pizza: TidBit of the Day

| July 26, 2012 | 4 Comments
Lilly’s Pizza: TidBit of the Day




Durham, NC finally got another pizza joint – an off-shoot of their Raleigh store. Lilly’s Pizza offers some awesome combinations – and the cheese is just as pizza should be – cheesy and  gooey. Great appetizers, such as a surprise spinach artichoke dip that accompanied baked pita chips. They’re still working out some kinks for […]

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