For World Trade Center cook, surviving 9/11 led to activism

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This photo provided by Restaurant Opportunities Centers shows Sekou Siby, president of Restaurant Opportunities Center United. Twenty years after 9/11, Sekou Siby still feels the pangs of survivor’s guilt. A cook and dishwasher at the World Trade Center’s Windows on the World restaurant, Siby had swapped shifts with a co-worker that day, who ended up dying in the terrorist attacks. (Restaurant Opportunities Centers via AP)

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Twenty years after 9/11, Sekou Siby still feels the pangs of survivor’s guilt. A cook and dishwasher at the World Trade Center’s Windows on the World restaurant, Siby had swapped shifts that day

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County Supervisors Propose Home Permits For Cooking, Selling Sell Food

Restaurant workers in Old Town San Diego wear facial coverings due to COVID-1...

Photo by Bennett Lacy

Above: Restaurant workers in Old Town San Diego wear facial coverings due to COVID-19 restrictions in this undated photo.

A plan by two county supervisors might pave the way for people to start selling food from their home kitchens.

County Supervisors Joel Anderson and Nora Vargas are hoping to make it possible for MEHKOs to operate in San Diego County.

MEHKOs, also known as “microenterprise home kitchen operation” , allows people to sell food right from their kitchen at their private house.

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Avocado-centric Chosen Foods sells majority stake to Butterfly Equity to fund global expansion

In a deal announced Sept. 7, Chosen Foods sold a majority stake in the business to Butterfly for an undisclosed amount after “getting to know them over many months” and determining “their approach, expertise and values align squarely with the aspiration for Chosen Foods,” Chosen Foods CEO Gabriel Perez Krieb said in a statement.

Since 2011, Chosen Foods has been on a mission to “celebrate the position connection we have with one another, with delicious food and with the planet,”​ which does by hand harvesting 350 million avocados each year to create oils, dressings, mayos, cooking sprays, simmer sauces

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Keep Your Produce Fresher Than Ever With These Reusable Silicone Food Huggers

Grocery shopping and cooking for one can be tricky skills to master. You go to the store with the best intentions, but if you’re not a meticulous meal planner, produce inevitably goes bad before you’re able to eat everything. I mainly cook for myself, so in an effort to keep my produce fresh and give myself as long as possible to utilize everything, I’m constantly searching for more sustainable food storage solutions than the plastic bags of my youth.

Reusable silicone bags work well enough, but they’re hard to clean. Mason jars are economical and practical, but I’m always hunting

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