Pete & Gerry’s Heirloom Eggs and Root Restaurant to Celebrate Food Revolution Day together
Are you ready to “Stand Up for Real Food?”
This Saturday, May 19th, 2012, Pete & Gerry’s Heirloom Eggs and Root Restuarant will be joining together to celebrate Real Food. We are joining Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution to bring people together at the dinner table to create a discussion about the origins of our food in this country.
Root of Bethlehem NH will be serving their signature deviled eggs made with Pete & Gerry’s Heirloom Eggs as part of their Food Revolution Day celebration . All proceeds from the deviled eggs will be donated to internationally-known Chef Jamie Oliver’s non-profit Food Revolution foundation.
Located at 2085 Main Street in Bethlehem, New Hampshire, Root uses fresh local ingredients to support local farms. Executive Chef Rich Larcom has been committed to farm-to-table from-scratch cooking his entire career and pioneered local sourcing long before it became a trend. A Bethlehem resident, he has built relationships with many area farms and suppliers over the years.
“Fresh food just tastes better,” says Chef Rich. “A lot of times I tell our farms to bring what’s ripe and then base the menu on what’s available. I let the farmers decide what’s coming about.”
In addition to their farm in Monroe, New Hampshire, Pete & Gerry’s produces eggs from cage-free hens on more than 35 other small family farms throughout the Northeast. Their Heirloom Eggs—blue shelled Ameraucana and dark-brown shelled Marans— come from two heritage breed hens that pre-date commercial agriculture.
“We’re excited about raising these two traditional breeds to preserve flavor and genetic diversity,” says Pete & Gerry’s owner Jesse Laflamme. “And by keeping them on small family farms, we’re helping to keep those farms in business. Food Revolution Day is a great way to celebrate local farms.”
Root’s hours on May 19th are from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. Reservations are recommended.
About Food Revolution Day
Chef Jamie Oliver created Food Revolution Day as “a global day of action for people to think about where their food comes from and get back into their kitchens.” It will take place May 19.
“There are so many incredible people working on this issue that we wanted to provide a platform for anyone with skills and knowledge around food — chefs, gardeners, food bloggers, food educators, etc. —to start a real food movement in their community.” Oliver says. “We hope to inspire future projects at a grassroots level and connect neighbors who can support each other in standing up for real food.”
“Together we can change the way people eat by educating every child about food, giving families the skills and knowledge to cook again, and motivating people to stand up for their rights to better food. Add your voice to the conversation with your best cooking and food education tip, favorite ingredient, or tell us why you support the Food Revolution and what actions you are taking.”
To find out more about where the proceeds from the sale of the deviled eggs will go take a look at what Jamie Oliver has to say: