Yesterday Nate and I went into the city to learn more about a charity that we are getting involved with: No Kid Hungry. The event was hosted at a community cooking school called 18 Reasons and they did a whole presentation about how the money raised by No Kid Hungry helps to raise awareness and build programs for these types of facilities. 18 Reasons holds classes for low income families to teach them how to cook and how to get access to healthy foods. I was shocked to hear that childhood hunger exists in the US since we have such an abundance of food here. Hunger in the US looks very different than what it does in other countries and typically happens in a lot of urban areas. Can you believe 1 in 6 kids go to school hungry? That's insane and makes me want to give all of the food we make for the blog / channel. We usually give the food away to friends and family or keep it for the week, but the ones that we give away and not use for meal planning, I would like to give away to people in need. My next mission is to find a local charity here where I can donate my food to.
Ahhhh, Tartine. I used to go to SF at least twice a month during the weekends and we'd always stop by Tartine to grab a snack, either their delicious banana cream pies or a croque monsieur with a side salad for lunch. I haven't been there in ages - probably at least 3 years and was so excited to find out that 18 reasons was just down the street from my favorite bakery! We got there early enough to grab a snack and I scored their last ham and cheese croissant and a double chocolate tea cake. The croissant was perfectly flaky and crunchy on the outside with a salty ham and cheese filling inside. The tea cake was also delicious as it was a chocolate cake and had almost like a hard fudgey chocolate coating on the bottom. I appreciated that it was different than most double chocolate cakes which usually has chocolate chip inside. Both were demolished on the car ride home. :)
Here is the event space, 18 reasons and their kitchen is in the back. I just did a vlog to take you along on the trip with me - complete with a tour of Tartine and the event so check out the video below! These photos don't do it justice. :)