The Hungry Siblings Blog is the story of how we figure out what to eat. We seek to consume food with an awareness of the toll it takes on the land and the people who work the land, of the politics of how our food is produced and regulated, of food’s impact on our community’s health and civil rights, and how we can possibly eat ethically in a capitalist food system. This is also the story of our journey towards eating healthier as individuals without sacrificing the cultural significance and exuberant joy of eating a good meal with good people.
Henry is a passionate and opinionated food enthusiast/activist. He is a certified personal trainer (NSCA-CPT) and has been working professionally as a fitness trainer since January 2018. He loves his active lifestyle. Throughout high school he played baseball and ultimate frisbee competitively and still spends a lot of time in the gym teaching himself about fitness and nutrition. Henry is currently a junior at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. He also has several years of experience working in food service. One of his teachers recommended he watch the film Forks Over Knives, which led him to the whole foods plant-based movement. Since then, he has followed a vegan diet and has developed a passion for eating sustainably and ethically. Henry is sincerely passionate about discussing food and learning about food with anyone and everyone.
Madison is Henry’s older sister at the very adult-y age of 26. She’s a graduate of Ithaca College with a major in Environmental Studies, where she was on the varsity women’s crew team for four years (and went on to coach for two years). She is currently a part-time nursing assistant at a local hospital and is in the process of applying to nursing schools. She loves cooking good food, gardening, being outside, reading, writing, and knitting. She is a conscientious omnivore, but eschews dairy and eats a predominantly plant-based diet. She is excited to research, write, and talk about the many impacts of food on society and the environment, and to share her favorite practical recipes.
The above photographs were taken by William D. Walker