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Lauren Saria Charleen Badman in her home garden.
"We'll accomplish so much more if we work together," FnB chef Charleen Badman says.
She's sitting in one of the cozy dining rooms at her Scottsdale restaurant talking about her vision for schools and food education. The James Beard Award-nominated chef is passionate about lots of things -- yoga, gardening, and, of course, cooking -- and near (if not at) the top of the list is teaching young people where food comes from.More »