The Weekly – September 24, 2012


Fiori Di Zucca
Courtesy of Lisa Cole Burnette, Lisa’s Corner

Zucchini flowers with ricotta, mozzarella and tomatoesOn a lunchtime trip to the farmer’s market, a coworker and friend opened my eyes to the beauty of the edible zucchini flower. She spent a few years living in Italy and often ate these, prepared freshly, stuffed with fresh ricotta and drizzled with a little bit of olive oil. You’ll find many recipes that fry the zucchini flower, but eating them fresh is a completely different taste experience. This makes a great appetizer paired with tomatoes, olive oil, and basil. The cheese used in this recipe is from the CUMC farmer’s market, and is made from grass fed, free-range animals.


Food Stamped
Filmed by: Shira and Yoav Potash

Food Stamped is a documentary that follows a couple as they attempt to eat a healthy diet on a food stamp budget. In order to take a comprehensive look at America’s food system, they consult various decision makers in Congress, food justice organizations and nutrition academics. Watch this serious yet witty film and put your self in the shoes of millions of Americans living on food stamps.


The Obesity Myth

Ready to be challenged on all fronts regarding your preconceived notions regarding obesity? This is the book for you! Paul Campos lays all of his reasons for discrediting weight as public health problem out on the table in his controversial book. Do you agree with Campos? Disagree? We want to hear from you!


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