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The Cookstr Weekly: Food Day

October 20, 2011

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This newsletter is filled with a variety of editorial features and links to Cookstr’s expert recipes by chefs and cookbook authors. You can access an archive of Cookstr newsletters here, and check out more featured recipes on our homepage.

As always, Cookstr recipes are tested, trusted, and handpicked by Cookstr’s editors from published cookbooks to help you on your culinary journey. To get you started, here are a selection of recipes on Cookstr by the chefs and cookbooks authors that made them famous.

Cook in good company.

Sloppy Joes by Ellie Krieger 

October 24 is the first annual Food Day,
a call to action and celebration bringing together Americans from all walks of life
— parents, teachers, and students; health professionals, community organizers, and local officials; chefs, school lunch providers, and, as we all are, eaters — to push for healthy, affordable food produced sustainably and ethically. Here at Cookstr, we believe great food is for everybody.
We seek to make cooking tested, trusted recipes more accessible and fun through great content and technology. All of these recipes are inexpensive, easy and done in under an hour – like Ellie Krieger’s recipe for Sloppy Joes, a kid-friendly crowd-pleaser full of veggies, beans, and lean beef on whole-wheat buns. It’s a great source of vitamins and minerals, and a perfect example of real food made simple. Happy cooking!

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What Food Values are Important to You?

 As the mother of a one-year-old, the most important food principle to me right now is that of teaching my child to cook, and to love cooking. Simply growing up with the idea that the best meals are made from scratch will lead to healthy eating and more informed choices. I see all kinds of people who give their kids every kind of enriching experience, from travel to sports to violin lessons, but they don’t teach their kids this fundamental life skill. It’s also a way to bond, pass on knowledge, and spend time together
as a family, all at no cost.
Heather Ganshorn, Calgary, Alberta

My chief food principles are to buy organic, pesticide- and antibiotic-free and use discards (bones from roasted chickens and chops, broccoli stems, wilted vegetables, etc.) to make soup. I like to have a freezer full of soups and cooked dried beans, ready to heat and eat!
Elisa Petrini, New York, New York

What Does Food Day Mean to Cookstr Chefs?


For me, cooking is truly the only way to know and appreciate what’s in what you’re eating. Cooking for friends and family – something substantial for breakfast, unexpected for a brown bag lunch, or really special for dinner – is as good as saying “I love you!”; maybe even better. And teaching others to cook ensures that the next generation will hopefully eat as well, if not better, than our own.





Work is hard. Cooking should be easy! I cook because I’m not going to impress my Friday night date with my singing! I  love showing my friends how easy cooking can be with just a few fresh ingredients. Food has always brought the people in my life closer together.
Chad Carns


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