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“We Can Change the Food System, Chicago!”

“We Can Change the Food System, Chicago!”

Yesterday evening, as record-setting rainfall continued to pour on Chicago, several members of the Real Food Real Jobs team had the opportunity to participate in a wonderful event, “We Can Change the Food System, Chicago!” Hosted by Food Tank, the packed Summit featured an incredible lineup of speakers working for change in every corner of… Read more »

A “New Relationship with Food”: How workers prepared to make your trip through LAX Airport a bit tastier

A “New Relationship with Food”: How workers prepared to make your trip through LAX Airport a bit tastier

We’ve all been there. You’ve made it through security, you’re rushing to your gate where your flight is already boarding, and your stomach is grumbling almost as loudly as the plane’s engines. You need something to eat, and quick. But in a sea of fast food and shrink-wrapped snacks, what’s a real food lover to… Read more »

At O’Hare: Recommendations for airport food so good, you’ll WANT your flight to be delayed

At O’Hare: Recommendations for airport food so good, you’ll WANT your flight to be delayed

From its ubiquitous hot dogs (hold the ketchup!) to five-star restaurants, Chicago is a culinary destination, and people travel from across the country to experience the gastronomic delights that the Windy City has to offer. Many of those individuals pass through O’Hare Airport — the second-largest airport in the country — on their way to… Read more »

No Justice, No Peas! Racial Justice in the Food Movement at Facing Race 2012

No Justice, No Peas! Racial Justice in the Food Movement at Facing Race 2012

This post was written by Lena Afridi, a research analyst at UNITE HERE. At this month’s Facing Race 2012 conference, Real Food Real Jobs had the opportunity to explore the often overlooked intersections between labor and racial justice in the sustainable food movement. Facing Race 2012 took place in a city replete with labor, food, and… Read more »

Food(ie) Justice on the Fly: Five Destinations for Real Food in Airports

Food(ie) Justice on the Fly: Five Destinations for Real Food in Airports

Editor’s Note: This guest post is written by UNITE HERE member Frankie LaCoste.  As a foodie and food worker at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, he’s an expert at finding the best eats available behind security.  In case you need another reason to trust his advice: at home, he raises his own chickens. Your flight… Read more »

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