Food Revolution Day definitely has the same aims and ethos as Roll On Lunch – the sharing and enjoying of food around the world.
This year, 17th May is a global day of action for people to make a stand for good food and essential cooking skills. It’s a chance for people to come together within their homes, schools, workplaces and communities, to cook and share their kitchen skills, food knowledge and resources.
Food Revolution Day aims to raise awareness about the importance of good food and better food education for everyone by focusing on three simple actions – cook it, share it, live it.
The first Food Revolution Day took place on 19 May 2012 with more than 1,000 events in 664 cities across 62 countries.
Food Revolution Day is the culmination of Jamie Oliver‘s campaign to get people better connected to their food . Communities across the world will come together and celebrate the beautiful diversity of fresh food, sharing cooking skills, understanding good eating habits and, of course, eating great grub.
From Australia to America and India to Brazil, street markets, cooking demos and fundraisers in schools, hospitals and gardens will be buzzing with Food Revolution Day magic.
The day also raises funds for Jamie Oliver’s Better Food Foundation, an educational charity which aims to keep cooking skills alive through teaching in schools, training in the Fifteen restaurant group and community cooking projects.