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Brooklyn, New York: A set up display of herbs...Nissa Pierson, owner of Ger-Nis International, poses for a portrait in her company's kitchen in Brooklyn on October 1, 2010. The center hosts cooking classes 3 or 4 days per week that "educate people about where their food comes from, she said. Participants also "learn how to cook with ease."  Ger-Nis also imports organic and fair trade fruits, vegetables and herbs from around the world. (Photo by Danny Ghitis/amNY)