Educating kids about food, from source to plate

Posts by Paul Young

Bryce Taylor’s Shrimp & Strawberry Salad

Chef Bryce Taylor is a 16 year old, Baltimore city native who is well on his way in pursuit of his dreams of having a high-powered career in the world of Culinary Arts. He is passionate about cooking and promoting fun and healthy recipes for his peers. In addition to his passion for cooking, most…

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Charm City Cook’s Strawberry Salad with Mustardy Vinaigrette

This contributor to our #NationalSaladMonth needs no introduction, but we’ll try anyway… Amy Langrehr of Charm City Cook always has her finger on the pulse of the food, farm and restaurant world in the greater Baltimore area – and if that wasn’t enough, she also creates delicious recipes in her own kitchen, including this one…

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Turning over a New Leaf: Salad for kids and families

We are halfway through National Salad Month and spring produce is at its peak so it’s a great opportunity to bring more salad into your families’ kitchen. We get that most children don’t find it immediately appealing-they look at it, it’s mostly green, so it can be a tough sell. Besides chopping salad ingredients up…

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Real Food Farm – Profile and Salad Recipe!

This week we’d like to profile Real Food Farms, one of our local farm partners – many of the children from Baltimore City who participate in Days of Taste visit the Real Food Farm site in Clifton Park, and the farm is a fixture of the urban farm community in the city. A few weeks…

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Black Girls Cook, The Prosperity and Good Luck Salad

Black Girls Cook is a non-profit organization working locally and nationally to teach inner-city adolescent girls of color the true meaning of farm-to-table by operating hands on cooking classes and growing edible gardens. Chef, Executive Director and Founder Nichole Mooney was kind enough to share one of the salad recipes she uses in her programming…

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Staff Favorite Salads

The week is young and there’s still time to get your greens in! Check out staff favorite salads, from massaged kale to crunchy brussels sprouts, we’ve got you covered for National Salad Month. Brittany French, Administrative Assistant My favorite salad at the moment – Crunchy Brussels Sprout with Pecorino + Apples and Candied Pecans –…

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Meet Rich Kolm, our new Days of Taste Program Coordinator

We are very excited to introduce Rich Kolm as the Program Coordinator for our Days of Taste program . Rich comes to us with a lot of great experience – he has been the farm manager for a few local farms, has experience running education programming for kids, and already has lots of great ideas…

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The ‘sweet spot’: taste and the brain

How do you make a great tasting plate of food? Some of us may rely on the foods that we feel connected to, the ones that elicit fond memories and exciting experiences, some of us go for the boldest flavors, and others may seek the most nutritious foods. Eating is a complex relationship between our…

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Raisin Cake from 1866

Spring is here! With the new season comes a desire for spring cleaning. Throw open the windows and clear out the cobwebs. Before I ponder sweet pea tendrils or ramps, I am reminded of advice from Mrs. Malinda Russell and her 1866 cookbook, A Domestic Cook Book : containing a careful selection of useful recipes…

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National Nutrition Month is Almost Over!

March is National Nutrition Month, and if you haven’t yet explored ways in which you might introduce healthier habits into your life or your family’s, we wanted to share a favorite resource with you. Most of our work here at TasteWise Kids currently centers around fourth grade students. We find with this age group students…

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“I’ve never had a carrot”

We are very excited to announce the successful completion of our first ever workshop pilot! When TasteWise Kids was founded in late 2015, the immediate need was to maintain and grow the running of the very in demand Days of Taste program , launched in the Baltimore area by the American Institute of Wine and…

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A conversation: teaching kids about food

A huge part of what we do at TasteWise Kids is food education- we want kids to know what healthy food is (we love veggies!), where it comes from (plants or animals grown on farms), and how to make it delicious (balance it to your taste). Food doesn’t grow on shelves so it’s important to…

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