What is Food Revolution? Food Revolution is started by Celebrity Chef, Jamie Oliver to stand up for REAL FOOD and Bring Back Food Education. Education is life long and this can't be achieve overnight. In fact Jamie Oliver has been doing it for 7 years!
I have to say I am quite ignorant of what I have been eating. I have been watching Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution on youtube and some stuff really taken me back such as how chicken nuggets are made, flavoured milk has sugar content = a can of soda and more...
In Singapore, on 19 May 2012. A group of people and foodies who care about this have come together to organise a Food Revolution Day Dinner Party at The Lawn, Biopolis Way, 4pm - 8pm. Follow them on facebook or twitter to find out more.
Food Revolution Day on 19 May is a chance for people who love food to come together to share information, talents and resources; to pass on their knowledge and highlight the world’s food issues. All around the globe, people will work together to make a difference. Food Revolution Day 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.
Another message I got from watching Food Revolution is Pass It On. Teach someone a simple recipe how easy to cook with real food. When people start cooking, they will get to experience fresh and real food. This is also a way of food education.
This is a simple Stir Fried Napa Cabbage that I learnt from Noob Cook. The recipe can be found at the website here. Fresh ingredients, Napa Cabbage and Enoki Mushrooms (golden mushrooms) are used. The leafy part of the Napa Cabbage is separated from the stems. The stems were then cut into smaller pieces. For the Enoki Mushrooms, trimmed the ends.
I also prepared some sliced gingers, diced garlic and dried shrimps. The dried shrimps were not in the original recipe from Noob Cook. I added it because I like the extra taste and flavours from them. For the sauce, it is a simple light sauce with light soy sauce, water and chinese wine.
Cooking is simple. Heat the pan. Put in the gingers, garlics and dried shrimps and fried 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Next is just Step 123.
1) Put in the stem parts of the cabbage for 1-2 minutes.
2) Put in the leafy parts of the cabbage, enoki mushrooms and pour in the sauce.
3) Stir Fried the Napa Cabbage for another 1-2 minutes.
So cooking a dish is not that hard. You do not need to have good knife skill or beautiful plating. After all, it is home cooked food who is going to judge you. Support Food Revolution and Pass It On.