Friday, July 31, 2009
By exposing the truth about the food we eat Robert Kenner worked hard to bring Food Inc. to the big screen. When i heard about the movie i didn't know what to expect i knew something was wrong with our food but i didn't know what. As i sat and watched the movie my stomach started to turn i couldn't believe how horrible and disgusting the slaughter houses were, it screamed bacteria. They're feeding cows corn and injecting stuff into chicken to make them grow faster and larger. what shocked me the most was when the movie showed that they were cleaning our meat with ammonia i just couldn't believe what i was hearing and seeing . Our food industry has gotten out of hand and is going overboard to make a profit. It's to the point where they don't care about the consumers health anymore all they care about is Profit! Profit! Profit!.
Produced by:Rynesha Snowden
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Today we made homeade applesauce . me and kristina peeled and cut the apple slices and put them into a pot of water to broil and added sugar and cinnamon for a little flavor . Then me and rayniesha took them off the stove and mooshed them and then we had our applesauce! DELICIOUSO!!
You've read about our experiences trying Luffa and Bitter Melon for the first time, now SEE how we really felt about our first tastes...
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
What is this i said to myself. I later found out that this in fact is a date and it's apart of the fruit family, also known as a type of berry. Dates are very sweet and grow on Palms known as the Date Palm. Dried dates can be eating as a snack or used in desserts or breads Produced by: Rynesha Snowden
Thursday, July 9, 2009
We went searching for the perfect unusual fruit or vegetable at the Oakland Farmer's Market for our new series - "What's This Food?"on Youth Radio Eats. It was certainly a hard and enjoyable time. It started to get hard when everything we saw was something that knew of like.... peaches, cherries, apples and blueberries. Right when we thought we were out of luck Rynesha shouted "oh my god what's this?", the vegetable that Rynesha was holding was called a Bitter Melon. Bitter Melons come from all over Asia, the one that Rynesha is holding came from southwest Asia also known as india, the more softer looking one came from china. Right after we purchased the Bitter Melon we ran straight into this other stand that had this really awkward curved thing that looked as if it belonged to the cucumber family. As I walked closer to the man who was selling the fruit Kavon began to ask him what it was, he told him it was a luffa and Kavon also asked him what is it good in and he said you peel it,chop it and cook it in stir fry, We were very excited to try this fruit. Luffa's also come from asia but the triopical side of asia, for expample Vietnam and Malayalam. We got back to Youth Radio and we were really scared to try the Bitter Melon but we did and it was the most disgusting thing I have had in my whole life and I will never, never try this again, after that exhausting, horrible moment we peeled the luffa and it was really nice and beautiful on the inside, since we didnt have any time to cook it we just cut it into small pieces like a cucumber. The luffa was the most sweetest thing it was a really great snack after eating some thing so horrid; it made my day. You never know what kinds of fruits or vegetables you'll find at a farmer's market but if you see something that looks interesting don't be afraid to try it.
(W.T.F videos coming soon to Youth Radio Eats blog site.)
here's a recipe for bitter melon in a chinese stir fry