Entries by Lyssa Houser

Cooks in Training Highlights…

Let’s look back on some of the highlights our Brainfood CIT students have accomplished in the first three months. Highlights That time when… We all made our own personalized sandwiches for the My Plate Sandwich Challenge class.   That time when… We challenged ourselves to knead our own whole wheat pizza dough.  Each pizza included […]

Meet our fall Community Cooking Coaches intern!

Jocelyn is currently assisting in the Community Cooking Coaches program during her full-time internship through the University of Maryland, College Park. Jocelyn is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Community Health with a minor in Spanish language & cultures. She discovered her love for cooking and sharing healthy food with others during a trip abroad […]

Meet our Brainfood Summer Interns!

Rachel Birkholz (SCIT intern) Rachel is from Charlottesville, Virginia and is a rising junior at Vanderbilt University, studying Human & Organizational Development and Creative Writing. She’s interested in nutrition, youth empowerment, and community building. She’s very excited to be working with and learning from everyone at Brainfood this summer! Favorite food to cook: Lemon bars […]

Spring Beginnings: Brainfood Youth Garden Updates

Exciting things are happening at the Brainfood Youth Garden at our Mount Vernon Square site! My name is Elana Bachrach and as the Cooks in Training and Garden intern this spring, I get the opportunity to work with the amazing Garden Manager, Jon, to plan and maintain the Brainfood Youth Garden.  The garden provides youth […]

First Impressions

Meet Maria and Elana, Brainfood’s newest interns applying their academic experience and expertise to Brainfood’s spring programs. Maria and Elana hail from the University of Maryland’s School of Behavioral and Community Health, where they study how individual and community lifestyle behaviors, as well as our social environment, affect health. We are excited to have them as […]

Things you might not know about Brainfood

“When you’re sad, you need this popcorn in your life!” So says chef José Andrés at the 2016 Capital Food Fight hosted by DC Central Kitchen. If you need it NOW, get a bag of our now-famous Vadouvan Curry Popcorn delivered to your door via Washington Green Grocer.           Growing local […]