Join The Jamie Oliver Food Revolution in New Canaan on Saturday, May 16th 10 am – 12 pm.
The Bravery Passport was created to highlight Food Revolution Founder, Jamie Oliver’s wish: “To create a strong sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again and empower people everywhere to fight obesity.”
Families need to register in advance for a Bravery Passport, which lists participating New Canaan restaurants and food shops. Kids then go on a food trail, sampling tasters and getting a stamp for their passport. Organizer Rachel Lampen says: “Last year New Canaan was buzzing, with 350 local children visiting 16 different locations. They each sampled things they wouldn’t normally try – kale smoothies, tuna tartare, cockscomb, escargot, octopus, stewed calamari and stinky cheese. It was a crazy couple of hours but educational and huge fun for everyone. It also showcased New Canaan’s fabulous dining scene. All participants received a bravery certificate and wooden spoon – to encourage home cooking. For those who tasted everything and completed their passport, they were entered in to a prize draw”.
Rachel Lampen ends by saying: “I’m working with the Chamber of Commerce and getting more businesses involved. The Pop Up Park will be a mini food festival, with special guests and live music. I have partnered with local charity, Filling in the Blanks – who fight childhood hunger by providing needy children with meals. So put May, 16th in your diary and pay us a visit!”.