Friday, July 10, 2009
The Breadbasket Blues: A Central Valley Kitchen Story
In this latest Hidden Kitchens story, we travel to California's Central Valley, the nation's breadbasket, to look at what is feeding the epidemic of juvenile obesity and type 2 diabetes, and talk to some of the local kitchen visionaries grappling with these issues. The story looks at some of the unexpected factors that impact the health of a community: no sidewalks, no streetlights, drugs, gangs, wild dogs, lack of local grocery stores with fresh produce, and fast food. It was the wild dogs that got the Kitchen Sisters thinking Hidden Kitchens. Listen to the story here.