To highlight World Food Day in my own small way I am co-hosting a World Food Day event with my good blogging friend and adopted sister Val, of More than Burnt Toast. We are bringing the world a little closer together with us blogging on opposite sides of the world…Val from British Columbia, Canada and I from Athens, Greece. Val was kind enough to invite me to co-host this event and raise awareness through this event. The blogging community spans the globe so we would like you to submit a recipe which represents your country that would feed at least 6 people. You can send something that is a family favourite or a regional favourite that uses local and perhaps seasonal ingredients.
We could then lay each dish back to back and have enough food to feed everyone on our street. If more people joined we could feed everyone in our city…our country…the world…you get the picture!!! A conga line of international dishes to feed the world!!!!
The objectives of World Food Day are to heighten our awareness of the problem of hunger in the world and to bring to our attention what we can do about it personally. It is a day to encourage us and our governments to be well informed on the issues and to have a plan of action!!! World Food Day brings to our attention the plight of 862 million undernourished people around the world …even in our own backyards!! Global warming and the biofuel boom are threatening to push the number of hungry even higher in the decades to come. By debate and finding solutions we can combat hunger around the world together!!!!
On a more personal level one way to help hunger in your community that has my full support is to help your local Food Bank. There are many families that need our help on a daily basis to bring nutritional food into their home. Our local Food Bank in our community of 107,000 people was established in 1983 to provide short-term support to local families and individuals in need of temporary assistance. Annually, they serve more than 30,000 people including nearly 10,000 children, distributing over $2 million in food.
We need a plan of attack!!! To find out more about what you can do in your area… Visit their site here .
To join Val and myself in this event this is what you need to do:
1) Prepare a dish which represents your country and feeds at least 6 people and post it on your blog from now until October 16th, 2008. It can be a family favourite or a regional dish using local and perhaps seasonal ingredients
2) Include the logo for this event and please make sure to place a link back to this announcement page so that more people can find out about this event and hopefully participate.The logo we are using at the moment is pending WFD approval. We will let you know in the next few days.
3) E-mail your entry to event.wfd [at] gmail [dot] com, with World Food Day as the subject line with the following details.
Your Name and country of origin
Photograph of final dish (not bigger than 250 pixels wide)
A short description of what your dish is about or something you would like to say about World Food Day, that will appear in the round-up, would be much appreciated.
4) The deadline for this event is midnight (in whichever part of the world you are) of October 16, 2008. The round-up will be posted a few days later.
5) There is no limit to the number of entries. If you don’t have a blog but wish to participate in this event, send your entries with a picture, your name and recipe to event.wfd [at] gmail [dot] com before the deadline. We will post the recipes with your picture in our blog and include it in the round-up.