Last week, my friends at Food 52 called me a genius and resurrected an old recipe for zucchini butter. by way of The Kitchn. Almost 15,000 people saw that post. WOW. Thank you Food 52! I’m not sure grating and frying zucchini is true genius, but I do like the credit. This particular recipe came along in 2009 from using donated local bounty while cooking up a community supper to improve school lunch, a Slow Food Eat in.
It was a good party in the park. It was a potluck for over 80 local supporters. My friend Terry at Fancifull Baskets got a bounce house and didn’t have room at her Eat in, so she donated it to ours. Power 106 supported by bringing the music and Marilu (Who had me on the show last week – FUN) was our brilliant speaker spreading the word about the healing properties of eating well.
We had a great lunch and sent hundreds of letters to our government representatives. We made phone calls. We made new friends and had fun in the park. We did it for these guys.
I love that fifteen hundred folks read my recipe last week, and I would love it even more if fifteen thousand people made friendly phone calls to their government officials. Call the president. I have. At the very least, make zucchini butter, share it with a friend and talk about food. It’s all about connecting.