Tuesday, March 17, 2015

March 2015 Connoisseurs’ Corner

Connoisseurs’ corner

Back in the saddle, and studio with host extraordinaire, Jordan Rich to record some new Connoisseurs’ Corner features that will begin running tomorrow, March 18, 2015 at 11:55am, or thereabout.  Over the next few days, I will launch little pieces of what we recorded and what will broadcast.  Also, I am trying to add a new feature...linking the audio files so those of you that can't find your way to a radio, or to CBSBoston.com, can still hear the dulcet tones and stylings of Jordan and Eric.

Without further ado, here are the first two spots…

1) JF&CS nutrition services:

We’re lucky that we can talk about food and some great places to eat, but there is a huge constituency that can’t afford fancy meals, or even basic meals, but there are some great social service agencies that can help. 

Jewish Family &Children’s Service of Boston is one such human service agency, which among other things provides nutrition and food services.  JFCS Nutrition Services empowers people to improve their health by learning how to shop for and prepare healthy and affordable meals. 

Among other things, JF&CS’s website offers a list of healthy and nutritious recipes.  All Nutrition Services recipes are designed to meet the nutrition standards of the government’s 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and cost $2.50 or less per meal. All recipes include the cost per serving, cost to buy all ingredients new, and the nutrition analysis.  You can sign up to receive the recipe of the month.  Some of the terrific recipes are Chicken Chili, Chicken Salad with walnuts and Apple and Spinach and Mushroom quesedillas.  You can check out all the recipes from starters to desserts at jfcsboston.org by clicking here.

You can listen to a raw feed (unedited) of the spot here

2) JF&CS Cookbook:

I’ve said before, we’re lucky that we can talk about food and some great places to eat, but there is a huge constituency that can’t afford fancy meals.  Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Boston, a human and social service agency, provides among other things, nutrition and food services, and has just published a great cookbook for displaced families and individuals with limited cooking facilities called “HomeCooking Without a Kitchen”.

JF&CS says that there are approximately 1,700 homeless families residing in hotel and motel rooms across Massachusetts. Most of these families have access to little more than a microwave and a bathroom sink to prepare healthy meals for their children.   In response, JF&CS created Home Cooking without a Kitchen in partnership with Project Bread.  Based on five years of experience working with families living in hotel rooms, they developed recipes that are family friendly, healthy, and budget friendly. 

The book is available as a .pdf download, or you can call JF&CS and order a bound copy.  Staying true to the mission of helping people, the book is available without charge, but donations are gladly accepted.

There are some great recipes for quick bites, such as “Banana in a Blanket” and some interesting ones like “Smashed Chickpea Pocket”.  For families with limited cooking facilities, as well as a huge student population around the city, JF&CS of Boston is providing a great service. Visit jfcsboston.org or click here for the link to the cookbook.

You can listen to a raw feed of the spot here

Stayed tuned for more great spots, on Connoisseurs’ Corner and right here at criticalpalate.com.

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