Clarissa Wei | KCET
Clarissa Wei is a freelance journalist who writes about food systems and minority cultures. She has researched extensively on the topics of Chinese food and sustainable agriculture and is a certified permaculture designer.
Post date: 2017-03-02T16:47:51-08:00
When it comes to healthy eating, we’re all about our superfoods and leafy greens. But did you know that leafy greens grow wildly all around L.A., and that they are invasive, abundant and delicious? And that by eating them, you are helping the environment?
Post date: 2017-02-13T13:18:56-08:00
Hsi Lai Temple is the largest Buddhist monastery in Southern California. Opened in 1988, it is also home to one of the best vegetarian buffets in L.A. County. But of course, they don’t advertise that. Still, all visitors, regardless of faith, are welcome.
Post date: 2017-01-25T13:10:59-08:00
An irrevocable part of Sikh religion, langar is a communal meal shared by visitors of a gurdwara. Khalsa Care Foundation, a Sikh place of worship in Pacoima, opens this tradition to complete strangers and distributes food to low-income families.
Post date: 2017-01-20T06:24:30-08:00
In the States, the terms farm-to-table, organic, locavore, and real food are often associated with liberalism and coastal elitism. It is food for the rich and privileged and there’s a backlash against it.
Post date: 2016-12-15T13:47:05-08:00
“200 years ago, before the white man came, it was green. Our ditches lifted the groundwater up."
Post date: 2016-11-30T10:02:08-08:00
The salad grown at Sierra Madre Middle School uses an indoor aeroponics system. This system uses 90% less water than conventional gardening methods and produces 30% more food. A single harvest can be ready in three weeks and a basic system costs $500.