On October 24, 2012, The Glynwood Institute partnered with Glynwood to celebrate Food Day with Dinner and Some Ed. Over 30 guests attended our potluck at the Main House on Glynwood Farm, and brought a delicious array of dishes—from gluten-free skillet cornbread to a hearty pheasant dish. The conversation flowed over delicious craft ciders from the Hudson Valley. We talked about our local food system and the three videos we showed that night:
Rather than limit ourselves, Dinner and Some Ed is expanding to include any good sustainable food and farming videos, as well as TED and TEDx talks. This is an effort to get people to gather together around good local food and to learn a little about what is happening with our food supply.
We will be planning something for Food Day on October 24th - stay tuned for more information which will be coming shortly!
I have invited all my Facebook friends to a virtual dinner on Saturday 19 May. I have asked them to prepare a meal from locally sourced or organic (or both) ingredients and then post the recipe to the event page so we can share them. I did this because I would invite them all home but they live all over the world and wouldn’t be able to join me. By doing this on Facebook, and asking them to invite their friends too, I hope that awareness of the purpose of the day will be raised. There may be some pics too which I will post after the event. Happy Dinner and Some Ed to everyone!
Food Revolution Day is the Jamie Oliver Foundation and Jamie Oliver Food Foundation’s first-ever global day of action. It is 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. It’s about connecting the community through events at schools, restaurants, local businesses, dinner parties and farmers’ markets. The Foundations want to inspire change in people’s food habits and to promote the mission for better food and education for everyone.
Dinner and Some Ed is an effort to raise awareness (and to enjoy!) local sustainable food by hosting a meal and showing a TED or TEDx video on food and farming. “Dinner” is a relative term- this can also be done as a brunch, lunch, picnic, or potluck. The key is just to have a computer or a mobile device where you can watch the talks while enjoying delicious, sustainable food.
Dinner and Some Ed came out of a project called Tedibles at TEDActive in Palm Springs, CA, in 2012. It is an effort to bring sustainable food to the extended TED community (meaning anyone who’s ever watched a TED talk).
Food Revolution Day on May 19th is the perfect time to host your first dinner and to join the global movement.
On a gray rainy day my friends, husband, and I huddled around a laptop in our living room with a fire glowing in the background. In honor of Earth Day we decided to throw a Dinner and Some Ed party.
I sent a casual email to my friends a few days earlier inviting them to supper and explained to them what Dinner and Some Ed was about. I told them that we would prepare the main course and dessert and provide the wine. They were told they had the option of bringing a dish with them if they wanted, as long as it met one of the following criteria; made from local or organic ingredients.
We all know that dinner parties are just an excuse to gather good friends, eat good food, and have stimulating conversation. But if you throw in a TEDxTalk or sustainable food and farming video, you have a built in conversation starter leading to the sharing of ideas and knowledge.
The purpose of Dinner and Some Ed is to raise awareness, and enjoyment, of local, sustainable food. All you need to do is host a meal made from local, sustainable food and show a few videos, with a highlight being TEDTalks both on TED.com and the TEDx Channel. We have a page of suggested videos to give you a start.
Why serve sustainable food at your next dinner party?
- Modern agricultural practices have contributed to climate change, air, water and soil pollution, abuse of antibiotics, animal cruelty, and widespread obesity.
- Serving sustainable food is a way to examine these problems and possible solutions.
- Shopping for sustainable food is easy (and can be fun!) Visit your local farmers’ market, food co-op, and or even local grocery store -just search out local, organic and humanely raised food.
To start start planning your Dinner and Some Ed read What To Do. We already have over 30 videos to choose from that cover various food and farming issues, with many more on the way. Check out the videos here. When you have your dinner party, share it with others and post it here.