Edible Education: JWU North Miami’s Garden of Eden

Farm Sanctuary’s Gene Baur picking eggplants with JWU North Miami’s Amanda Edun and Chef Chris Wagner.

Hidden behind the College of Culinary Arts at JWU’s North Miami Campus is a lush oasis filled with more than 100 species of fruits, vegetables, herbs and edible flowers.

But this Edible Garden isn’t just a space for taking a study break or carving out some calm between classes. (Although it’s that, too.) It’s a mini-farm and a teaching garden where culinary students not only learn about exotic species like jackfruit, achiote (from which annatto is derived), açai palm, sweet edible bamboo, apple banana and Jabuticaba, a grapelike fruit native to Brazil — they gain an understanding of organic gardening and the growing cycle, all while boosting their culinary creativity.

Break In, Be Kind, Pursue Happiness: Career Advice from Momofuku’s Leslie Ferrier

As the vice president of human resources at Momofuku, Leslie Ferrier '90 is charged with ensuring that David Chang’s rapidly-growing food and media empire is a supportive, positive place to work. Read on for her hard-earned advice gleaned from an eventful 25 years in the business.

Baking with Martha Stewart

JWU Providence baking students Marissa Bunnewith, Gabrielle Masullo, Mary Grace McGuinn, Alexandra Paradise, Lacey Sherrer and Christina Egan with Martha Stewart (center) on the set of “Martha Stewart Bakes.” Photo: Mike Krautter

Six students from JWU Providence’s International Baking & Pastry Institute (IBPI) recently filmed two episodes of Martha Stewart’s PBS show, “Martha Bakes,” now in its sixth season.