Today - May 17th - is Food Revolution Day, an international day where people from around the globe share their cooking skills, food knowledge, and resources.
The focus this year is on the importance of good food and better basic food education. Recipes and cooking skills used to be passed down by generation as children came of age, but in today’s society, people are lacking basic cooking skills and knowledge.
How can you get involved?
There are many ways to get involved in educating others on the importance of food skills that are both simple and extravagant. A simple way to help can be bringing a blender to work and encouraging coworkers to bring an assortment of fruits and vegetables (as well as less common items such as honey and flax seed) to create different smoothies.
You can even extend the celebration over the weekend and organize a street party in your neighborhood where everyone creates a different dish out of the same ingredient to see how versatile an ingredient can be. You can even get children involved by helping them to plant their own fruits and vegetables and teaching them what can be made out of each one as they harvest.
Thanks to intern Kristin Webb for writing today's article.