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  • Brandon Hicks show off his tattoo of the Serenity Prayer on his arms as he works at FareStart, The program is offering him a chance to start over.

    Seattle program teaches homeless to feed hungry

    When he spent his days smoking crack and helping women sell themselves, Brandon Hicks had little occasion to ponder an herbed goat-cheese tartine. But here he was in the kitchen of FareStart, a Seattle nonprofit that specializes in turning around lives like his, carefully weighing dollops of a savory cheese mixture onto small slabs of baked dough to be served with arugula and roasted cherry tomatoes. Before long, hundreds of diners would begin arriving at the restaurant for a fixed-menu dinner overseen by a guest chef, Seth Caswell of Seattle restaurant emmer&rye.

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