Yes, it’s Cookbook Book Club time again – my once a month “cooking from the same cookbook” meal with Jan from Family Bites and Jenn from Chocolate Shavings. We’ve already had dinner with Marcella, dinner with Nigella, dinner with Ottolenghi, dinner with Maria Speck, and last month cooked from Naomi Duguid’s book, Burma.
This month, as a nod to Food Revolution Day (which I took part in with both of my boys’ cooking clubs as well as outside school too) we decided to cook an all-Jamie Oliver meal! As a bonus, I registered this meal as one of the meals making up Canada’s biggest potluck hosted by Sobeys, meaning that each time we tweeted using the #FRD2014 and #PotluckChallenge hashtags, Sobeys donated $1 to the Cooking Toward Independence Project – a new initiative run by the Children’s Aid Foundation that will improve the lives of young people leaving the child welfare system across Canada when they turn 18 by funding cooking skills workshops and creating access to healthy food.
Jan was in charge of the appetizers and brought this gorgeous platter of fresh veggies as well as Jamie’s tzatziki (from Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals) and minted pea and yoghurt dips (from Jamie’s Dinners):
And for the pièce de résistance, Jenn brought this stunning tiramisù:
And since I had been at the St Lawrence Market the day before testing out their ovens with a batch of macarons in preparation for my upcoming classes, I couldn’t resist serving macarons as well!
Wow – what a potluck (food bloggers do them well!). A great end to Food Revolution week and a reminder that sometimes you need to take 4 hours out of your day to get together with friends, eat good food, drink rosé and catch up in person. And plan next month’s Cookbook Book Club gathering (hint: it’s going to be SWEET!)…
When’s the last time you took the time to share a great potluck with friends?
For more great recipes:
Check out Jamie’s Dinners on Amazon or Amazon Canada. Or for free worldwide shipping, buy from The Book Depository.
Check out Jamie Oliver’s 15 Minute Meals on Amazon or Amazon Canada. Or for free worldwide shipping, buy from The Book Depository.
Disclosure: I have been compensated for promoting the #PotluckChallenge. If you read this blog regularly you’ll know Food Revolution Day and getting kids cooking are both causes I believe very strongly in and so I’m happy to promote people getting back to cooking and eating real food (especially with kids) with this campaign.
Canadian giveaway: Win a set of GreenPan non-stick frying pans endorsed by Chef Mark McEwan. Closes Monday May 26th 2014 6pm EST. Details here.