Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Take the $5 Challenge

Slow Food USA is challenging us to "take back the 'value meal' by getting together with family, friends and neighbors for a slow food meal that costs no more than $5 per person."

WHY: Because slow food shouldn't have to cost more than fast food.  If you know how to cook, then teach others.  If you want to learn, this is your chance.  Together, we're sending a message to our nation's leaders that too many people live in communities where it's harder to buy fruit than Fruit Loops.  Everybody should be able to eat fresh, healthy food every day.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED: Sign up for the challenge!  You can cook a meal with friends and family, find a local event, or host your own event.  When you sign up, they'll even send you $5 cooking tips.

I looked through the site and found a few links to some great inspiration:

Colonel of Truth: How I Beat KFC's "family meal" Challenge (
The Farmer's Market Myth (
Winning recipes from "Your Best Dirt Cheap Dinner" contest (

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