I was so excited to be invited to the Cookstr/Zokos Food Revolution Potluck to raise money for and celebrate Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Day. I remember Jamie Oliver was actually one of the first chefs I started to watch on TV - I loved how he would grind his Indian spices fresh to use in dishes, kind of like an Indian Aunty in a goofy British guy disguise.
Now he is doing a lot of important work to curb obesity in the US by advocating for more home cooked meals and less consumption of processed foods, including developing programs in schools to educate children on healthier eating. He won a TED Prize in 2010 for his project and you can watch his talk about it here.
For this potluck, I actually combined two of my recipes, curried tofu (without the tomato):
and my coconut chutney:
I also incorporated a bunch of local ingredients I found at the farmer's market, including edible flowers, which I had never made anything with:
sugar snap peas:
and young cilantro:
The ingredients really inspired me and kind of got me carried away in a Martha Stewart kind of way;)
Thanks to Cookstr and Zokos for having me. You can see photos and read more about the event here.