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Healthy Food: The L.A. food system and a no-cook cook-off

September 29, 2009 |  2:38 pm


Project Food LA wants Angelenos to talk about why their city is hungry. From 7:30 to 9 tonight at the Habeas Lounge in the 7+ FIG Art Space, the organization is presenting a panel discussion called “Hungry Urbanism: Diagnosing the Los Angeles Food System,” which will discuss problems with access to healthful foods. The panel includes Kate Harvey, an urban designer, and Jennie Cooks, a chef of the Slow Food Movement. Michael Pinto, founder of Project Food LA, will moderate. Project Food LA is a group of educators, chefs, architects, planners, growers and nutritionists seeking to improve access to more healthful food in our communities.


Vons and Pavilions are on the healthful food challenge bandwagon as well. On Wednesday, Los Angeles “Mom bloggers” are going head-to-head in a “no cook” cook-off contest live at a Burbank Pavilions store. At noon, the 10 invited contestants -- including Los Angeles blogger Jessica Gottlieb -- will take on the challenge to create a delicious “no cook” meal for a family of four. The time and price limit for these masterpieces: 20 minutes or less, $25 or less. The winner will receive $1,000 gift certificate to Vons and a donation will be made to the Vons Foundation in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

7+ FIG Art Space, Ernst & Young Plaza, 735 S. Figueroa St., middle level, Los Angeles. Validated parking in 7+ FIG parking structure.

Burbank Pavilions, 1110 Alameda Ave., Burbank.

-- Kelsey Ramos

Photo: Project Food LA