Well, we are less than 2 weeks away from Food Revolution Day, 2014. MAY 16 is the day and this year will be the biggest yet! I have been a Food Revolution Ambassador for nearly two years and it is with great pleasure that I take things online this year – because it means we can all celebrate together!
What is Food Revolution Day?
It’s a Global day to celebrate cooking skills. It’s a coming together of people wanting to embrace the Real Food way of life – Enjoying fresh produce, getting cooking, those with kids teaching their kids to cook and getting them involved.
It’s Jamie Oliver’s brain child as a response to the Global obesity crisis and the loss of cooking skills since the dawn of ‘convenience foods’.
How can you get involved? Join our massive Virtual Cookathon on May 16, 2014, wherever you are in the world.
If you’re in Australia, you’ll be in the running to win amazing prizes to the value of $1000 and climbing, simply by organising some cooking and snapping your pics and sharing them online on that day! Get involved!
I’ve explained it in more detail in this little video – Please excuse my Blair Witch esque badly lit home jobby – Just easier to explain myself with a good old fashioned rambling on!
So, those hashtags again for when you post your pic to facebook (if posting to facebook, put it on my facebook page wall so I definitely see it!), twitter or instagram (for twitter and instagram just the hashtags are fine, I can easily find there) on MAY 16
Prizes will be coming to you from some of my favourite businesses and authors including cook books by the talented Colin Fassnidge, inspiring delicious home cooking with his new book which will be personally signed, Four Kitchens; the amazing Jo Whitton with a signed copy of her hot off the press Quirky Cooking book, a selection of Best Selling Donna Hay Cook Books, inspirational Let’s live additive Free books by Melanie Avery and delicious Cut out the Crap cook books by the fab Collette White, kiddie gardening kits from Planet Eco , goodies from Happy Tummies, gorgeous organic teas from Ovvio Organics, the brilliant reusable food pouches by 4MyEarth, online organic shopping vouchers from Shop Naturally, Nourishing Hub and Organics on a Budget – Who wouldn’t want to win one of those treasures. A simple pledge and an upload of a pic means you’re in the running. Simple!
Here are all the businesses contributing prizes – Books, vouchers, eco garden packs & luxury tea hampers. All for cooking with your family and friend’s this Food Rev Day!
What to do now…
Make your pledge to celebrate Food Revolution Day here in the comments.
No need to say what you’re doing specifically yet, but a little idea, a dinner party, cooking something with your kids… All of it serves as a pledge.
Share this post if you feel comfortable doing that, and say to your friends that you’ve pledged to celebrate Food Revolution Day 2014. Let’s grow the movement and spread the word!
Head to the Food Revolution International Website and sign up (optional). You can download print and web stuff there or even get activity ideas to do with your kids! Let’s show the world that Australia is ALL OVER IT! xx
Here are some ideas from me…
- Make a cake, bikkies, lunch or dinner with your little ones. Take pics.
- Get together with a couple of fellow parents and get a few fruits and veg and take them into school and get the kids to make fruit / veggie salads as an activity
- Host a kids cooking class at home for your kids and a couple of their friends and teach them a recipe – I’m heading to my son’s preschool to do a salad making workshop and teaching them jam jar salad dressing too, then fruit skewer making. Can’t wait!
- Get creative: Share your ideas in the comments here to inspire others.
- Have a twilight picnic and bubbles with friends in the park and everyone brings an array of home made yumminess
- Host a lunch or dinner with good friends, and have a theme and get everyone contributing a dish – a family specialty, your signature, a new dessert you’ve tried – I’m holding a pot lucking dinner party with friends at ours with the theme “bring a dish that brings back memories for you’ – hopefully it won’t be a string of mango chicken from the early 90s!
- Have a romantic dinner with your partner and cook each other things that remind you of your first date, or a special favourite.
- Have a work lunch with everyone’s real food efforts, in the boardroom and have a little party!
Extra things you can do!
- Tag your producers – The people that grown and produce our food are heroes. We wouldn’t eat if it weren’t for our farmers.
- Tag your favourite businesses that you buy your ingredients from.
- Make a collage of your favourite pics of the day and hashtag those too
- Share the recipe with your picture so others can make your dishes too
Here are some ideas in a video from friend, one of Australia’s most talented chefs, owner of 4 in Hand, 4 Fourteen & judge on MKR… Colin Fassnidge.
(and if you’ve picked up on the fact that video production isn’t my forte by now, I dare say you’re not alone! )
So let’s all connect online on MAY 16, 2014.
We’ll have a massive cookathon day celebrating real food, favourite dishes, moments cooking with friends and family. Read the pledges building below!
Real Food is the way of history and it’s the way forward – There’s only this little tiny space in time in the recent past that we went a little wrong – EASY FIX! Eat real food and teach our kids to choose real food.
Here’s my Real Food Manifesto. It says pretty much everything I feel about real food in one nifty poster! <3
Big Love. Let’s do this!