from npr.org: Emergency aid workers are rushing this week to get food aid to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines — just the latest reminder of how vulnerable the food supply can be when disaster hits. Artist Tattfoo Tan felt this acutely after Hurricane Sandy slammed into New York City, where he lives, in 2012. In Tan’s neighborhood on Staten Island, the storm surge and pounding rain flooded his local grocery store, and he soon ran out of food. “Sandy made me nervous — I had to go all the way to Manhattan to get food… I wondered: If this happens again, am I going to have enough food?” … His concoctions, which he calls New Earth Meals-Ready-to-Eat, include dehydrated bits of potato, coconut milk and oregano, which, with a little hot water, can be reconstituted into a flavorful version of mashed potatoes. Another is the apple sauce and prosciutto, with dried apple and ham.