Slow Food Columbus announces...
North Market Dispatch Kitchen
59 Spruce Street, Columbus
Sunday, March 13, 2Ã¢â‚¬â€œ4 p.m.
Free of charge
One indicator of how messed up our food system has become is this: People with very little money now believe that having someone else prepare your food for you is less expensive than cooking it for yourself.
We're trying to rectify that. "Slow Food on a Fast Food Budget" is a kitchen primer that we have been developing to help people learn to cook better, cleaner, and fairer food for themselves, for less money than it would cost them to eat out. Our goal is to publish it in such a way that sales will fund additional copies that will be donated to local community centers, food banks, and charities.
We'd like your help. We have some recipes for the book already, but we'd like more. If you think you have a recipe to contribute to the book, bring it, along with a completed recipe information sheet about the recipe itself, to our potluck on March 13 from 2-4 p.m. in the North Market Kitchen. The ideal recipe should:
* be inexpensive and simple to make;
* involve a small number of ingredients; and
* be surprisingly goodÃ¢â‚¬â€if you were on the fence about whether or not to cook, this should be a recipe designed to convince you.
Crucially, they should involve no pans other than a cast-iron skillet and/or a 6-quart Dutch oven, and no electrical equipment such as KitchenAids or CuisinartsÃ¢â‚¬â€though a blender is OK. (The very short set of equipment that we recommend for first-time cooks is included in this book excerpt.) You can come prepared to make or re-heat your food, but kitchen space is very limited. The recipes will be evaluated by a panel of people on limited budgets without advanced cooking skillsÃ¢â‚¬â€Ohio State University graduate students. Those recipes that best meet the above criteria will be included in the book, and everyone who contributes a candidate recipe will be thanked in the preface. The event is free; a quick RSVP would be appreciated, just to help us plan.