Food Revolution Day – Cook It. Share It. Live It.

Food Revolution Day 2013 PosterFood Revolution Day is Friday, May 17, 2013. Join people across the globe by cooking and eating real food. Try something new. Cook if you usually go out, shop at the farmer’s market instead of the supermarket, or experiment with a new recipe or ingredient.

May 19, 2012, marked the first Food Revolution Day put on by the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation, Better Food Foundation, and The Good Foundation. The intent was to orchestrate a global day of action to get people all over the world to learn about healthy food, share kitchen skills, and eat good food. More than 1,000 events took place in 664 cities across 62 countries. Funds raised went to food education projects in the UK, US, and Australia.

The Naked Chef

I first became familiar with Jamie Oliver through his cooking show The Naked Chef on Food Network. He cooked basic (naked) food in his tiny UK flat. I can cook but it’s not my favorite activity so his easy and tasty recipes appealed to me. He was interesting and fun to watch and made cooking seem like something anyone could do.

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution

In 2010 and 2011, Jamie Oliver came to the US and filmed the reality television series Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution which aired on ABC. Season 1 was filmed in Huntington, West Virginia and Season 2 in Los Angeles, California. Chef Oliver provided food education and cooking classes in a variety of settings and met opposition when he attempted to change school lunch menus. The show was both shocking and entertaining.

Food Revolution Day 2013

Visit the Food Revolution Day website to find a local activity, join the Food Revolution Day Thunderclap (I did), share a recipe, or make a donation. Tweet about Food Revolution Day on Twitter using hashtag #FRD2013.

Jamie Oliver explains what Food Revolution Day is all about in the short video below.

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Author: Linda Poppenheimer

Linda researches and writes about environmental topics to share information, spark conversation, and convince people to take action to keep earth habitable for all. She believes our individual actions do matter—it all adds up.

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