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David Rushing, the executive chef of Washington University in St. Louis’s DUC, can’t throw his weight around in the kitchen anymore. No, he hasn’t been demoted — he’s just half the man he used to be, after participating in ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss.

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After hosting 13 middle school girls from a Girls, Inc. summer program, Bon Appétit Pastry Chef Lasheeda Perry created a special Napoleon pastry that brought Girls, Inc. $10,000 at its first annual fundraiser dinner, Taste!

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A group of Wesleyan University students who’d immersed themselves in farm labor issues and food deserts visited Urban Oaks Organic Farm. Just 13 miles away from campus, they got to learn about these issues firsthand — and see where some of the fruits and vegetables they eat every day on campus are grown.

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On a recent visit to Tecolote Farm, Katie Pitre showed students from St. Edward’s University that operating a small, diversified farm is no easy task. However, It’s a job she wouldn’t trade for anything else.

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On Friday, the New York Times devoted front-page space to the amazing progress that our longtime partners the Coalition of Immokalee Workers has made toward fair treatment of farmworkers.

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After growing up in Nebraska, the land of corn and cattle, I didn’t hear the term “sustainability” until I enrolled at Willamette University in Salem, OR, in 2006. And not until my sophomore year did I really connect the need for sustainability to the food system.

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Bon Appétiters love what they do — and so opening the kitchen doors for behind-the-scenes tours is one of their favorite activities. On a weekday afternoon not long ago, several Northern California teams shared their passion with a group of enthusiastic middle school kids.

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Longtime Bravo readers may remember Hunter Amlie, the cool 4-year-old with the sunglasses featured on the cover of spring 2009. And now, Hunter is Bon Appétit’s youngest Farm to Fork vendor!