Flour Flower
Flour Flower
The Traveling Baker from the Berkshires to Everywhere Else
 
 

Lulu Trabka

Flowers and Food

 
 
 
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Background

Lulu grew up in Berkshire County, MA. Her mother instilled in her a love for cooking, and particularly baking. At 16, she experienced her first professional culinary job as an apprentice personal chef. Working with her godmother she developed a love for making food and sharing that food. She learned to cook in a mostly informal way for most of her life. Over the past ten years she focused on food and how it is prepared, the ways it brings people together, and the way so many social and cultural practices and special events center on food. She assisted private chefs, worked as a baker, a barista and a cook in small restaurants, and also worked in the front of the house in restaurants as a host, runner, and server. In each of these jobs, she witnessed the incredible way that people come together over food, and the power and responsibility that we have as culinary professionals who understand the importance of fresh, local ingredients, sustainable farming, and consumption practices to educate and share our knowledge with our global and local community.

Prior to her focus on food,  she worked for five years as a Youth Worker at a Positive Youth Development non-profit in Western Massachusetts. There she became aware of the struggles that young people face in her community, a rural and agricultural area with limited economic opportunity, an aging population and an overwhelming substance abuse problem.  Something as simple as access to food, and caring people to share it with can change a person’s life. Young people’s self-esteem, their relationship to alcohol and other substances, their familial relationships, and even their risk of suicide can be positively influenced by food and community.  Youth in her community are in crisis. Teaching young people to sustainably grow and cultivate food, and how to prepare healthy and delicious meals is an effective way to empower those involved in this crisis to make healthy changes in their lives.



 
 

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