The Edible School Garden Group and Slow Food East End are joining forces with Jamie Oliver’s East End Ambassador Frank Trentacoste to sponsor a Food Revolution Day. The goal is to encourage residents to take advantage of their local produce and promote cooking skills. Trentacoste, of the recently opened Bhumi Farm in Amagansett, is hosting the event, which includes a potluck dinner.
Food Revolution Day will be taking place all over the US and the UK on May 17 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.”
The event will be on Friday at the Bridgehampton School Greenhouse at 2685 Montauk Highway from 5 to 7 p.m.
For the potluck dinner, bring a fresh, local entrée, side dish, or dessert large enough to share with 6 to 8 people. There will also be performances by the Bridgehampton Marimba band and others, and a screening of the film “Growing Farmers.”
Local chefs will demonstrate how to prepare delicious food quickly and easily with cooking presentations. Hamptons Health Coach Nadia Ernestus, chef Bryan Futerman of Foody’s in Watermill, and founder of iEat Green Bhavani Jaroff (food activist, educator, radio host, chef, and member of Slow Food Huntington) will each be doing cooking demos, and there will also be growing demonstrations by local farmers.
For more information about Jamie Oliver’s foundation and Food Revolution Day, visit their website: www.foodrevolutionday.com.