Only 1 month until Food Revolution Day! This is about the time that I start to have WAY TOO MANY ideas of things to do and my husband just rolls his eyes at me and waits for final instructions the day before… This year it’s Friday 15th May 2015, so being a Friday and part of the weekend here in Dubai, it’s even easier to be involved.
What are you going to do? You could invite some friends around for an extended family dinner. You could get into your kids school and get the kids cooking. You could invite the neighbours around and make pizza from scratch. You could also join one of the location activities happening in your local town – like ‘Squash it Sandwiches’ at Galleries Lafayette in Dubai. Click here to keep an eye on the Food Revolution Day plans for your city. And if nothing else sign the petition at www.foodrevolutionday.com and help fight for food education for every child. Whatever it is – do something, get the kids involved and connect with your community.
I strongly believe in REAL food and cooking from scratch. My schedule doesn’t always allow for it, but the satisfaction and enjoyment I get from cooking, creating and making something from scratch is priceless. It’s my therapy! Cheap therapy I’ll give you that. And the added benefit is there is something at the end to share with loved ones; whether it’s my family, friends or neighbours. My summer vacation visiting the in-laws mean boxes of farm fresh veggies from my brother-in-laws organic farm Siena Farms (check out the box shares if you are the Boston, MA area!), the most amazing delicious treats and wonderful shared meals with his wife and chef Ana Sortun, plus the time to create in the kitchen. Bliss! Vacation visiting my family mean tasty meals out, visiting markets for local produce and planning how many people can be in the kitchen at once as we all love cooking. Smiles!
It’s important for me to share this love with my children. It’s important to me that they grow up understanding where food comes from. I want them to be creative with food, but understand it’s nutritional impact on their little bodies. So, here’s my commitment to plan something, do something or be involved with something for Food Revolution Day!
Other helpful links:
- Join the Facebook page for the Food Revolution Day, Dubai UAE.
- Find a Food Revolution Food Ambassadors in your city and get in touch.
- Prachi Grover from Orange Kitchens is one of the Jamie Oliver Food Ambassadors here in Dubai and is super proactive about food education and getting the kids involved in the kitchen.
- Galaries Lafayette Gourmet Dubai. Keep an eye out for more info on the Squash It Sandwiches. It sounds like so much fun!
- How to make a Squash it Sandwich!
Over to you now. From our kitchen to yours.