(French) Food Revolution Day 2014 – Part 1

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Last year, the Doristas participated in Food Revolution Day for the first time. As you may remember, I got my partner to cook and write about a French Fridays recipe. This year’s theme was getting kids excited about food, so we were tasked with choosing one or more recipes from Around My French Table that we thought kids should know how to make. It was a tough task.

I finally decided that a healthy salad was my first choice. Making Wheat Berry and Tuna Salad would involve some ingredients that are familiar to a lot of kids, while introducing some that were likely to be new to them. It’s also one that gives kids some practice with knife skills. And it’s a recipe that’s not too hard, even for a beginning cook.

My second choice was Salted Butter Break-Ups. These cookies have been a hit with everyone I’ve made them for, young or old. Not only is this giant break-apart cookie fun to make, it also introduces many baking fundamentals and is a good first step for a young baker to move on to other doughs like pâte brisée.

The young cook I’ll be working with is my downstairs neighbour, but we can’t get together until the end of this weekend. So, there will be a Part 2 to this Food Revolution Day post, once we’ve made the dishes.

In the meantime, find out what the rest of the French Fridays crew chose to cook with kids: (French) Food Revolution Day 2014.

There is also a wealth of posts across the internet today, celebrating cooking with kids and healthy food. Here are some of the channels where you can find these stories:

Food Revolution Day: http://www.foodrevolutionday.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/foodrevolutioncommunity
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/foodrev (#FRD2014)
Google+: http://www.google.com/+foodrevolutioncommunity
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/foodrevolution
Instagram: @foodrev (#FRD2014)

Much thanks to Mardi Michels for organizing this for us again this year!

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12 thoughts on “(French) Food Revolution Day 2014 – Part 1

  1. Alice also made salted butter breakups, Teresa. Good choice. I have only made them once, for a dinner party, and everyone (even, adults) had a great time. You and Alice have encouraged me to make them again. Also, throwing the Wheat Berry and Tuna Salad into the mix was a great idea. I have to think that the younster you will be cooking with has not worked with wheat berries yet. I look forward to your Post II. Cooking with youngsters (and, teenage boys) is fun.

  2. Two of my favorite Dorie recipes…and both a perfect choice for Food Revolution Day!! I really have to revisit the salted butter breakups…they were a big hit the last time I made them. Looking forward to part 2! Have a great weekend, Teresa!

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