Former Inmates Get a Course in Cooking for Themselves
Thanksgiving is the holiday that's all about the food. Today, we've got a full menu of culinary tales. We begin with a cooking class for a group of folks who haven't had the chance to do much cooking in a very, very long time. We pay a visit to a class where former inmates are learning their way around a kitchen.
Vital Signs: In Search of Food Without Food Stamps
The former inmates we just heard from will have to wait until next April to be eligible for food stamps and other public benefits. Until then, what do you do when you get out of prison with no money, and nothing to eat? As part of our health series Vital Signs, we hear from Aus Jarrar. He was released after an 11-year sentence just weeks ago. Without food stamps, he's one charity meal away from hunger. We caught up with him as he rushed around downtown Oakland looking for food.
Enjoying Thanksgiving One Bite at a Time Through 'Mindful Eating'
Those of us who are lucky enough to have the option of indulging this Thanksgiving will eat, and eat, and eat some more -- and then sit around a lot. As this perfect storm of calories approaches, we present a favorite story from last year. Reporter Rachael Myrow found a class in Marin County that teaches "mindful eating," which urges us to slow down, and put down our knife and fork.
San Francisco Knife Sharpener Finds Art in His Work
For most folks, turkey is the star of the Thanksgiving table. And just before we dig in, someone will be the designated carver-in-chief. These days, many amateur chefs are getting their knives sharpened so serving up that bird for Thanksgiving dinner comes off without a hitch. Earlier this week, we paid a visit to someone who learned a thing or two about the importance of a good, sharp knife as an artist.
How L.A.'s Wild Quinoa Can Help Fight Global Food Shortages
Some Thanksgiving tables will surely include quinoa, the protein-packed grain that's becoming a staple on restaurant menus. You can find the dried version at most grocery stores these days. But in Los Angeles, you can also find it on the side of the road. Wild quinoa grows all over L.A. It's actually thriving, despite the drought. We meet a scientist who thinks this roadside weed could help feed the world.