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7 March 2016
by Karen Karp Happy New Year. I know, it’s March. But I’m just back from my annual winter trip to Barbados, which this time out was a complete month. It was the first time in 27 years that I’ve taken a break of this length— it was planned, needed, and fabulous. Dick and I return...
4 March 2016
FoodShed, the newly reimagined café that Karen Karp & Partners designed and implemented for the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, was dedicated this past Thursday, March 3, with a program called “Stirring It Up: What’s Cooking in the Children’s Food Movement,” featuring remarks by food entrepreneur and former White House chef Sam Kass and...
24 February 2016
by Cassandra Flechsig During my first visit to Cuba in the spring of 2013, I arrived naively expecting to find all of my favorite Caribbean foods and hoping to tour local community gardens. Though I visited Cuba understanding that their political climate certainly must affect daily life, I also knew they had a thriving tourist...
22 February 2016
by Karin Endy photo by Jeff Sonnabend Each year, beginning when my younger son was one, my husband and I have taken the kids on a trip somewhere with delicious food. Last year we found ourselves in Lake Placid, picking up our older son, now 12, from hockey camp, and then decided to drive two...
22 February 2016
Food entrepreneur and former White House chef Sam Kass will help dedicate FoodShed, the newly reimagined café that Karen Karp & Partners developed and implemented for the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose. Kass will discuss the influence of food marketing and sustainable agriculture on a global scale, his impressions of the impact of FoodShed,...
13 February 2016
“Bringing Diverse Voices to Your Table,” an essay by Karen Karp, founder and president of Karen Karp & Partners, is featured in the Jan-Feb issue of Trade & Industry Development Magazine. In the column, Karen discusses how planning and implementation of last November’s City Harvest Leadership Summit in New York City included many panelists and...
13 February 2016
“Food Waste,” the ninth episode of “How Great Cities Are Fed,” a monthly talk show about urban food systems, hosted by Karen Karp & Partners founder/president Karen Karp with Ben Kerrick and airing on the Heritage Radio Network, focuses on the role of the middlemen in food distribution, and is now available for streaming or...
6 February 2016
Karen Karp, founder and president of Karen Karp & Partners, was the subject of an interview in the 2015 issue of Hand to Hand, the magazine of the Association of Children’s Museums. The wide-ranging interview explores KK&P’s work with the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, where KK&P planned and implemented FoodShed, a reimagined café...
27 January 2016
Dr. Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP, assistant dean for Clinical Services at Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans and founder and executive director of the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane, provided an overview of the Goldring Center’s curriculum and the impact of culinary medicine at the kickoff event of Open Door Family...
23 January 2016
by Shayna Cohen Late last spring, a dozen ducks came to live with us. My husband built them a house and a run, well-protected from predator cats and birds that, in actuality and in lore, prey in our area. He and our daughter painted a kind of raucous mural on the outside of the ducks’house....
11 January 2016
by Asia Pasko Traveling by bus has advantages and disadvantages, but it would be nearly impossible to tour the roadways of Finland, Norway, and Sweden – 6,000 km (or about 3,700 miles) in all, including a stop by the Arctic Circle – in 12 days traveling on your own. Adhering to a bus-tour travel program...
11 January 2016
It’s all well and good to have high-end restaurants serving “farm-to-table” style meals sourced locally. But how do we shift the paradigm of the food system-at-large to a more local and regional approach? A study Karen Karp & Partners conducted seven years ago in New York City found that there was an $866 million potential...