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The Cookstr Weekly: Food Revolution Day

May 31, 2012

This Saturday, May 19, is the first annual Food Revolution Day, initiated by the Jamie Oliver Foundation. The day will happen in kitchens, homes and communities around the world. In dining rooms, in restaurants and gardens, it will spark conversations about real food and inspire people to take steps towards a healthier lifestyle through cooking together. It’s a chance for people who love food to come together to share information, talents and resources; to pass on their knowledge and highlight the world’s food issues. Food Revolution Day is about connecting with your community through events at schools, restaurants, local businesses, dinner parties and farmers’ markets, while promoting the mission for better food and education for everyone. To help celebrate, we’ve provided a selection of Jamie Oliver recipes from Cookstr to get you started. Find Food Revolution Day events near you!

More Jamie Oliver Recipes from Cookstr

It’s peak season for artichoke harvesting, and these fantastic harbingers of warm weather are delicious sauteed, fried, stuffed, in risotto or on pizza. They also bring a summery note to dressed-up main course salads, as in this recipe for Mushroom, Artichoke, Rice, Raisin, and Chicken Salad by James Peterson. The flavor combination is reminiscent of the stuffed artichoke hearts that are common in Lebanon, filled with lamb, onion, tomato, pinenuts, raisins, parsley, dill, mint, black pepper, and allspice.

Mom 100 Giveaway Winners 

Thanks for participating in our Mom 100 Cookbook Giveaway! We had some fantastic   

responses on Facebook and Twitter, and are pleased to announce our five winners!


“For Mothers Day we’re grilling up some fresh salmon, grilled veggies, fresh fruit salad and lots of yummy sweets from fruits to chocolate.” – Vicki B.

“Steaks and grilled potatoes, braised chicken, rice with black beans, fried ripe plantains, a simple green salad, sautéed green beans, brownies and coconut flan. I’m Hispanic and my husband is American. We have family over, so I’m trying to please both sides!” – Heidy N.

“My mom’s apple pie recipe!” – Theresa G. 
“For Mother’s Day, my little girl Kaia, who is five years old, and I are going to make a Kale, Sugar Snap Pea and Strawberry Salad (with ingredients from the farmers market) with a Chive (from our garden) Vinaigrette Dressing!” – Jenn T. 
“I’ll be making my favorite thing for Mother’s Day: reservations!” – Edward B.
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