Viva la food revolution!!
All around the world on the 19th May 2012 in some 45 countries, hundreds of small groups of people gathered together to “stand up for real food” in support of Jamie Oliver’s message to the world…..
“Somewhere along the line, our relationship with food broke down. “On May 19, I urge you to stand up for real food and pledge to bring food education back into our schools, workplaces and communities. Cooking with real ingredients, understanding where food comes from and passing along that knowledge will get us back on track.”
Jamie has long been a favorite chef of mine with his down to earth approach, his cheeky sense of humor and his mission to teach people to eat good fresh produce, so of course it comes as no surprise I wanted a slice of the revolution !
Our revolutionary leaders were Enzo Guarino and Carla from casa-e-cucina. They hosted a fantastic day of tasting whilst chatting at the legendary Pino’s Dolce Vita in Kogarah, Sydney. As Enzo and Carla lovingly prepared pasta from scratch, our intimate group swapped and shared foodie stories around the table…reminiscent of any revolutionary plot.
Food is the best way to open up a conversation with strangers, you can talk about the flavors, where ingredients are sourced, old ways, new ways, techniques and traditions but the conversation will always lead back to the taste sensation of whatever morsel has been savored in the mouth and the smile it puts on our faces.
So in the spirit of the Food revolution, go forth gather some friends or even better a group you don’t know yet and make some new friends, share a meal cooked lovingly with the freshest of local ingredients.
As EPICURUS, once said ….” We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink”.
Thanks Jamie ,Enzo, Carla and Pino