I have recently become a member of a group called Bogger Aid, a group of food bloggers uniting to aid in the alleviation of hunger. I am a huge supporter of helping to stamp out hunger, especially here in the USA.
Blogger Aid is developing a cookbook that will be a collaboration of recipes with full color photos from bloggers around the globe. I have submitted my recipe for Asparagus Soup w/ caviar ( one of the dishes being served at the James Beard House in April). 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the cookbook will be donated to several organizations to help in the fight against hunger.
As a chef in a restaurant you see unbelievable amounts of food on a daily basis. Its a shame that many of the states in the USA do not allow restaurants to donate food that has not been eaten to food banks. Knowing that children in the USA, one of the most powerful countries in the world, are hungry is crazy....so anything I can do to help Ill do. As I know more about the release date of the cook book Ill be sure to post it here.
Another great organization is Share Our Strength We are participating in Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation, presented by American Express, it is the nation’s largest and finest culinary benefit dedicated to making sure no kid in America grows up hungry.This years event is April 2nd at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.Help us make sure no kid in America grows up hungry.Also stay tuned for other Shore Our Strength events we will be holding at Tastings this coming year. We are going to be doing a wine tasting event during our series "Tuesday Tastings" where all the proceeds will be donated to SOS, and we are in the beginning stages of developing a wine dinner to help SOS this year!!!
Taste of the Nation Boston
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02115
VIP: $135 in advance/$145 at the door - 5:30 - 9:00 pm
General: $85 in advance/$95 at the door - 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Eat, Drink, Make a Difference
100% of ticket sales from Taste of the Nation are granted to the most effective anti-hunger organizations working to end childhood hunger in America.
- 80% is granted to organizations here in Boston
- 17% is distributed to our international grant recipients
- 3% funds Share Our Strength’s Operation Frontline program
Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation is the nation’s premier culinary benefit dedicated to making sure no kid in America grows up hungry. Each spring, the nation's hottest chefs and mixologists donate their time, talent and passion at more than 45 events across the United States and Canada, with one goal in mind: to raise the critical funds needed to end childhood hunger. Since 1988, Taste of the Nation has raised more than $70 million.