Black farmers, Juneteenth, cooking solo
Historically, Black-operated farms have been excluded from USDA relief. Now, similar concerns are brewing with the distribution of funds from the $2 trillion CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act passed in March. Juneteenth, commemorating the end of slavery, is this week and is celebrated through the lens of food. Next, finding inspiration and alternatives now that cooking fatigue has set in after months of quarantine. Also, revisiting the controversy of “Thug Kitchen” and an update on street vending under the al fresco dining initiative.