The arrogance of privilege

Here’s the full menu at the US-North Korea meeting: for starters, the two statesmen and their delegations had traditional prawn cocktail served with avocado salad; green mango kerabu with honey lime dressing and fresh octopus; and oiseon, or Korean stuffed cucumber. For the main courses, they had beef short rib confit served with potato dauphinois and steamed broccolini, with red wine sauce on the side; a combination of sweet and sour crispy pork and Yangzhou fried rice with homemade XO chilli sauce; and daegu jorim, or soy-braised cod fish with radish and Asian vegetables. Desserts were dark chocolate tartlet ganache; Häagen-Dazs ice cream with cherry coulis; and tropizienne, a pastry consisting of a brioche filled with cream.
Elsewhere, an invitation to the Blair Republican Victory Dinner 2018: Come out for our Victory dinner on June 29th at the Park Hills Country Club in Altoona with the future governor of Pennsylvania Scott Wagner! Tickets are $50 until June 23rd. Tables of 8 are $350. Let’s make Pennsylvania great again! The buffet dinner includes chicken piccata, pot roast, herb-roasted potatoes, vegetable medley and chocolate cake and fresh berry parfait.
Meanwhile, 41 million Americans struggle with hunger, a number nearly equal to the 40.6 million officially living in poverty. Across the land, 16.8 million children lived in food-insecure households, as 20% or more of the child population in 22 states and D.C. lived in food-insecure households, according to the most recent data available. Mississippi (26%) has the highest rate of children in households without consistent access to food, followed by Arkansas, New Mexico, Alabama, and Arizona.

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