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City Hall takes a healthy lunch break

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The steps of Portland's City Hall became an impromptu kitchen on Tuesday, as local leaders tried to whip up a recipe and earn money for Loaves and Fishes Centers.

Whole Foods designed the pop-up cooking class, which can be set up at nearly any public place.

"Basically the end result is that we're going to show them that the convenience of cooking at home really is there and they don't have to buy pre-packaged meals that have a lot of preservatives and things that really aren't healthy for them," said Whole Foods representative Jason Valdez.

The Flash Kitchen is meant to help demonstrate how easy it is to make healthy summer meals in a short period of time without using an oven.

With a focus on delicious and simple, the new Flash Kitchen will feature Mayor Sam Adams, commissioners Nick Fish, Amanda Fritz, Randy Leonard and Dan Saltzman and local chef Scott Ketterman of Simpatica restaurant creating a cold watermelon and cucumber salad with fennel and mint.

A variety of summer seasonal ingredients were used in the dishes.

Whole Foods Market will donated $1 per attendee to Loaves & Fishes Centers, the Meals-on-Wheels People, a local organization providing a nutritional and social lifeline for seniors through 34 meal sites in Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties and Meals-On-Wheels delivery to homebound seniors.


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