Los Angeles

The Kitchen Sisters Ask: “Who Glues Your Community Together Through Food?”

kitchensisters.pngNikki Silva and Davia Nelson, NPR’s Kitchen Sisters, invite Slow Food Los Angeles members and friends to a night of California kitchen stories and some hidden kitchen cooking in a program entitled “Who Glues Your Community Together through Food?” – Radio, Conversation and Tacos:

When: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 starting at 6:00pm
Where: The California Endowment’s Center for Healthy Communities, 1000 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles 90012
Cost: Free admission and free parking, but reservations required and use of public transportation is strongly encouraged.

Join The California Endowment’s Center for Healthy Communities for a night of food, storytelling and community with Peabody Award-winning radio duo The Kitchen Sisters. Nikki and Davia will share stories of their travels to California’s Central Valley, where they recorded their upcoming episode of Hidden Kitchens, and they will do live interviews with the youth, parents, and neighborhood leaders who are using food to create more just communities.

The evening will begin with an outdoor reception featuring a smorgasbord from Homegirl Cafe, Kogi Korean BBQ truck, and Let’s Be Frank hot dog stand, and continue with a dynamic conversation among The Kitchen Sisters, the audience and special guests about how hidden kitchens make communities healthier:
6:00 pm: Outdoor Reception with food provided by Homegirl Cafe, Kogi BBQ Truck, and the Let’s Be Frank Hot Dog Cart
7:00 pm: The Kitchen Sisters in conversation with an array of kitchen community activists from across the state: Brahm Ahmadi, People’s Grocery-Oakland; Jennifer Lopez, Greenfield Walking Group-Bakersfield; Chef, Patty Zarate and The Homegirls-Downtown LA; Geneveva Islas-Hooker, Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Program-Fresno; Youth Ambassadors from the Healthy Eating, Active Communities Project at The Accelerated School in South LA; and special guest, Renee Montagne, host of NPR’s Morning Edition

Use of public transportation is strongly encouraged. Reserve your place online; for more information, email rsvpchc@calendow.org.

And an addendum from Slow Food Los Angeles member Bob Huddy:

Take the train-and forget the traffic-to this event!
The California Foundation is easily accessible by MTA transit from the Gold, Red and, Purple line trains, as well as MTA buses that serve Union Station, or Amtrak and Metrolink at Union Station— It is located a short 2-block walk north of Union Station on Alameda. It is also just two blocks south of the Chinatown Gold Line Station on Alameda. It is a generally safe and walkable area. Frequent weekday service is available on the MTA trains, check Metrolink and Amtrak schedules for late departing weeknight trains back to your destinations if you choose to go that route from the suburbs, no need for driving into downtown LA during rush hour.