Today is the first ever “Food Day” – part of a public awareness campaign that, according to the website: “seeks to bring together Americans from all walks of life—parents, teachers, and students; health professionals, community organizers, and local officials; chefs, school lunch providers, and eaters of all stripes—to push for healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way.”
Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) are the Honorary Co-Chairs for Food Day 2011, and the day is sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Michael Jacobson’s group in Washington DC (known best for calling fettuccine alfredo a “heart attack on a plate”).
There are many Food Day events happening all over the county; you can find a list at http://www.foodday.org/participate/events/.
One way to celebrate the day is to cook with your kids! Check out these great Food Day recipes: http://foodday.org/why-eat-real/recipes.php and free cookbook. The cookbook features recipes from Mario Batali, Mark Bittman, Nora Pouillon , and Lynn Rosetto Kasper, to name a few.
I also like the recipes at ChopChopMaryland – if you haven’t registered to get their recipes by text, do so now! Text 'CHOPMD' to the short code 43186 to subscribe to latest information and alerts from the ChopChop Maryland program.
It’s too late for me tonight; I’ve already got a Chicken cooking in the crock pot for dinner. We’ll have to try these Food Day recipes another night this week.
What do you think of Food Day? How are you celebrating?