Food

Kate Payne

Observant and lucky Floridians may have spotted grapevines growing wild in the parks and backyards of the Panhandle. WFSU brings us this report on wild muscadines. We teamed up with the Miccosukee Root Cellar to look at what they are, how to find them, and what to do with them.

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Many Tallahassee residents don’t live in walking distance of a grocery store or garden, especially in the city’s Southside. But the closing of the Winn Dixie on Paul Russell Road could be an opportunity for urban farmers.

Leon County Library will double as one of several food, water and cooling shelters.
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Leon County Government, the City of Tallahassee and Emergency Management staff collaborates with the American Red Cross and Salvation Army to continue offering relief to citizens following Hurricane Hermine.

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WFSU news is taking a look at hunger in the Big Bend this week. In the final installment of our series we’ll take a look at the impact food deserts have on a person’s ability access fresh fruits and vegetables and the potential impact of new legislation lawmakers hope will help.

hot dog
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A Florida law that went into effect today bases the frequency of restaurant inspections on how much of a risk each establishment poses. The new system replaces the previous schedule of two unannounced yearly inspections for all food-service providers.

Your favorite lunch spot now has a food safety risk grade. Division of Business and Professional Regulation spokeswoman Beth Frady says the number—from one to four—determines how many times inspectors will drop by unannounced over the next year.

Perspectives: Full Summer

May 29, 2014

More than half of Leon County’s public school kids qualify for the no-cost-reduced-cost breakfast and lunch program.  Meanwhile, the “Full Summer” campaign, along with Whole Child Leon, Second Harvest of the Big Bend and other organizations have ramped up efforts to fill that need during the summer months when schools aren’t in session.

Soul Veg lunch plate
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A Tallahassee soul food restaurant has some of the best macaroni and cheese in North America…if you’re looking for a dairy-free recipe. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, has ranked the Soul Vegetarian restaurant No. 3 in the U.S. for vegan mac ‘n cheese, which it’s been serving in Tallahassee for almost 16 years.

When Soul Vegetarian got the telephone call from PETA about its award, customers celebrated. Prahkeet Ahmahtsiyah, whose family runs the restaurant, answered the phone.

Capital Report: 04-06-2012

Apr 6, 2012

The Legislature’s revised Senate redistricting map is in the hands of the Florida Supreme Court justices. The Court set oral arguments for April 20 to decide the plan’s fate. However, James Call reports candidates are not waiting for the final decision on new district lines and have begun campaigning for the 2012 elections.