Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Strikes a Chord in Houston

By | May 15, 2012

Local organizers led by Jared Maidenberg, are throwing their own Food Revolution on Saturday in support of celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution project. The event ‘is about connecting with your community through events at schools, restaurants, local businesses, dinner parties and farmers’ markets. We want to inspire change in people’s food habits and to promote the mission for better food and education for everyone.” [from the website]

The event begins at the Eastside Farmer’s Market run by Urban Havest with tours and special guest talks from 9 am-12 noon. You can meet your local farmers and chefs who grow and create fresh, locally sourced, nutritious meals. And be a part of the discussions t0 provide Houstonians with fresher, higher quality foods and the current ‘Food Crisis’ organizers refer to as the S.A.D., Sad American Diet.

Transform your farmer’s market bounty and join the crew at Mandell Park in Montrose for a pot luck and ‘Real Food Fiesta’  from 6-10 pm, open to everyone.  For more information and to RSVP, check out their facebook event here. Newcomer to the Montrose restaurant scene, Chef German Mosquera of Roots Bistro, will be present and participating in the evening festivities.

Locally sources ingredients are definitely on the rise at Houston eateries – and kitchens! What’s your favorite restaurant that utilizes local ingredients? Or your favorite recipe!



One response to “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Strikes a Chord in Houston”

  1. Tiffany

    We LOVE Food Revolution Day, and are so inspired that more people are eating local! You can support local by supporting your Montrose-based Co-op, Central City, inside Grace Lutheran church fellowship hall , 2515 Waugh, each Wednesday! Go local in your own kitchen AND when you go out!


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