I participated recently in Food Revolution Day at Google campus in Seattle, Washington. It was part of a broader event held nationally at all of the Google campuses and worldwide as part of Food Revolution Day. This is a day to reconnect people with real food and essential cooking skills. It was started by television personality Chef Jamie Oliver. He describes the Food Revolution on his website as:
“a chance for people to come together within their homes, schools, workplaces and communities to cook and share their kitchen skills, food knowledge and resources. Food Revolution Day aims to raise awareness about the importance of good food and better food education for everyone by focusing on three simple actions – cook it, share it, live it.”
When I found out that Google had invited me to participate in this event on behalf of Niman Ranch farmers, I was thrilled. I have been a huge fan of Jamie Oliver and his Food Revolution since it began. I understand the challenges and time constraints that we are all struggling with in this fast paced world, but I feel it is important to understand where your food comes from, and that cooking with your family is where lifelong memories are made. Nothing can beat a home cooked meal.
At Google campus, we hosted an area where people could come and visit with us and taste a sample of Niman Ranch boneless pork loin cooked to perfection by Google’s executive chef, Seth Caswell. Seth is also a board member with the Chefs Collaborative. He understands that good food starts at the farm.
It was such an honor to meet such a talented chef and to participate in this great event. Just for fun I brought along Foodie Fight, a game that a friend of mine, Joyce Lock, created. It’s trivial pursuit about food. I also brought photographs from our family’s farming operation here in Iowa and talked about how raising our livestock outdoors on pasture or in deeply bedded pens, without a daily ration of antibiotics, plays out in the flavor of our meat.
I am so happy to have been included in Food Revolution Day at Google campus! Cooking for your family and, even better, with your family creates healthier happier children. If you don’t believe me, Google it! Learn more about Food Revolution Day by visiting http://foodrevolutionday.com/about-the-day.html