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Salad bars aren't rocket science, but getting them right calls for careful, common-sense assembly with the right ingredients. If you've listened to Salad Bars Part 1 (and we suggest that you do), maybe you're wondering if you can get salad bars to work in your district--or work better. Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools can help. Need equipment donation? Technical assistance? A community of practice? You've come to the right place. This program was brought to you by Bonnie Plants.

"78% of the districts that we surveyed reported increased purchases of fruits and vegetables after implementing a salad bar. The goal here is to provide more access to fruits and vegetables to kids." [07:00]

--Mara Fleishman on Inside School Food

"With good education and signage - you do not have excess waste at salad bars." [20:00]

--Ann Cooper on Inside School Food


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This week on A Taste of the Past, Linda Pelaccio talks about the history of ramen in Japan and the United States with George Solt, author of The Untold History of Ramen. Tune into this episode to learn how international relations and trade agreements allowed ramen to evolve in Japan using non-traditional ingredients. How do ramen noodles different from other Japanese noodle soups like soba? How did ramen preparations change in order to satisfy the caloric needs of the Japanese population. Tune into this program to learn more about the first instances of instant ramen, ramen museum, and the dish's nutritional value! Are ramen shops in Japan as popular as their equivalents in the United States today? Tune in to find out! Thanks to our sponsor, S. Wallace Edwards & Sons. Music by Pamela Royal.

"Until the introduction of Western food culture en mass in the 19th Century, the Japanese didn't eat much meat; it was much more of fish and vegetable type of eating culture... It shows how politics, international relations, and trade affect food culture." [6:50]

"The pushcart is really the site that the ramen phenomenon came from." [9:20]

-- George Solt on A Taste of the Past


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This week on All in the Industry Shari speaks with world-renowned chef and friend, Pichet Ong, about his climb up the culinary ladder from beginnings with Alice Waters at Chez Panisse to working at Jean Georges and eventually opening many of his own successful establishments. Talking today about his inspiration behind becoming a pastry chef to his adventures working in and opening restaurants around the country, Shari and Pichet also discuss what his food future looks like. Tune in to hear Pichet's thoughts on great restaurants, upcoming chefs to watch, and some fun host/guest camaraderie. This program has been sponsored by Rolling Press.

"We don't do desserts for ourselves, or even for one particular audience, but it's for everyone." [5:54]

"The thing that I learned the most, was to not have any preconceived idea of a technique or how to cook something, just cook with love, use the best ingredients, and it's all going to be good." [8:15]

-- Pichet Ong on All in the Industry


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