Are you taking Slow Food’s $5 Challenge on Saturday, September 17? The idea is that you get together to share a meal of sustainable food that costs no more than $5 a person.
I’m more slow to the draw than I am slow food, having just heard about this via Josh’s Viertel’s interview on the Smart Food podcast on Edible Radio, but it sounds like a neat idea and the link above has some tips, which include recipes. He wants to change the challenges that keep some from cooking good, clean food on a budget.
In reading the Slow Food blog, I saw a post about a Lunch Co-op that seemed like a fun idea if you could pull it off:
Nine months, two participant shuffles, six steady members and three check-in meetings later, we are happy to report that our experiment has now become the envious daily practice of our co-workers. The main success is that lunch co-op is still going strong and delicious! Being part of the group pulls us out of our jobs for just a little time every day to share a meal with co-workers.
Whether you’re breaking bread with friends or starting a lunch co-op, don’t forget to get an organic cotton reusable bread bag because as the bag reminds you bread is a gift!
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