FOOD & DRINK
H ello, lovely readers. This week is a bit special — I’m sharing a load of delicious recipes with you to mark the second Food Revolution Day on Friday 17 May. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s all about celebrating real food, cooking from scratch and sharing your culinary skills. Knowing what we eat, where food comes from and how it affects our bodies has never been more important, so we’re trying to get as many people as possible thinking about food and learning how simple and cheap it can be to cook great meals for themselves.
Whether you’re a novice or a more experienced cook, you can join in Food Revolution Day simply by cooking a meal for your family, trying a new recipe, or teaching someone how to cook a much-loved dish. The simple, healthy and super-tasty recipes on these pages this week and next will help you do that. You can also share your recipes with people from all over the world — and try theirs — by going to foodrevolutionday.com/recipes.
I was blown away by the success of Food Revolution Day last year — we had more than 1,000 events in 664 cities across 62 countries — ranging from a barbecue on a London pub roof to a farmers’ market feast in New York — and I want us to beat that this year. There are all sorts of fantastic things going on, from lasagne lessons to community food swaps, where people bring along dishes to exchange.
Get online at foodrevolutionday.com to see what’s happening near you, or if you want to host an event yourself. If you happen to be visiting London, join me and the gang at our Food Revolution Day street party from noon outside my Fifteen restaurant in Hoxton. There’ll be stalls, cooking classes, demos by chefs (including yours truly) and a few celebrity surprises — it’s going to be a day to remember. Get involved and help us keep cooking skills alive!