In The Kitchen

Feast on Toronto’s Multicultural Cuisine

By Dwight Brown Discover a vibrant international food scene in a city that’s home to 230 different nationalities. There are countless reasons to visit the very multicultural city of Toronto, the largest city in Canada. Movie lovers flock to the Toronto International Film Festival. Sightseers explore CN Tower. Tourists pedal around town on Toronto Bicycle Tours. Romantics head to Niagara Falls. And, history…

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CofC Alum Sweetens Summerville With New Shop

By Erin Perkins Only three weeks into doing business in downtown Summerville, South Carolina, Danetra Richardson ’12 has the Lowcountry hooked on macarons, brownies and Nutella-stuffed cookies from her shop Swank Desserts. The pastry chef, however, has been working on this dream for much longer. Richardson started Swank Desserts as an online business after graduating…

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District’s partnership with Lowcountry Food Bank addresses needs of at-risk students

Since 2006, the Charleston County School District (CCSD) has partnered with the Lowcountry Food Bank (LCFB) to serve at-risk students through a program called BackPack Buddies Program. The mission is to meet the needs of children at risk of hunger or homelessness under the McKinney-Vento Act by providing them with nutritious and easy-to-prepare food to…

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West Ashley High partners with Schwan’s Chef Collective

  From October 8–11, the Schwan’s Company partnered with West Ashley High School (WAHS) for the fourth Schwan’s Chef Collective K-12 Kitchen Collaborative. The program encourages more students to eat in school cafeterias; Schwan’s has previously worked with schools in Wayzata, MN, Albuquerque, NM, and Houston, TX. This is the first time they collaborated with…

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Monthly Meetup Inspires Plant-Based Pop-Up

Since March, black creatives, entrepreneurs, and millennials have joined together for Convened: The Dropping Pin Meetup. The monthly meetings, led by Dropping Pin’s founder David White, Jr., are now a popular minority-based networking event and it recently inspired a plant-based pop-up. The Dropping Pin has been an online platform to inspire millennials of color to travel…

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Smithfield Foods Supports Disaster-Relief Efforts in the Carolinas Following Hurricane Dorian

Smithfield Foods, Inc. is donating 80,000 pounds of protein to Food Bank of the Albemarle, Lowcountry Food Bank, and Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina to support ongoing recovery efforts in the Carolinas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. The donation, equivalent to more than 320,000 servings, is part of Smithfield’s signature hunger-relief initiative, Helping Hungry Homes®, and will…

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New Website Helps Diners Find Black-Owned Restaurants

By Lisa Fitch, Our Weekly News Los Angeles Contributor More than 2,000 Black-owned eateries are featured on the new internet-based restaurant locator eatblackowned.com, which launched June 21 intending to support Black-owned restaurants. “There’s only one thing that everyone in this world has in common: we all love great tasting food,” creator Edward L. Dillard said. “We…

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