Hood College Food Day Part 1: The Food


On October 24, 2016, armed with my friends Jeanne Robinson and John Curran, I attended the Food Day Event at Hood College.  It’s Hood, so I wasn’t really sure what to expect food wise.  Honestly, I was a tad scared.  However, that was entirely unnecessary.

World Food Day according to their site, “Established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 1979, World Food Day, October 16, was first observed in 1981. Organizations around the world mobilize advocacy campaigns and events on October 16 to strengthen the political will to end hunger. World Food Day offers the opportunity to strengthen national and international solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty and draw attention to achievements in food security and agricultural development.”


Sesame Tofu from JC Bean Sprout in Springfield, VA

The food was utterly incredible.  See that up there, that’s tofu.  I don’t even like tofu.  I ate it anyway and it was gooooood.  Provided by JC Bean Sprout in Springfield, VA, this little morsel was flavor packed and in no way nasty.

Quinoa Salad with Local Mushrooms from Davis Mushroom in Kenneth, PA

This deliciousness, Quinoa with Mushrooms.  Now don’t tell me you don’t like mushrooms.  They’re so good for you and when cooked right, they’re better than steak.  You seriously do not know what you’re missing people!  I’ve eaten a lot of mushroom as Davis Mushroom seriously knows what they’re doing.

Fresh Tomatoes with Sauce

My favorite dish of the entire evening, the tomatoes with what appeared to be some king of basil sauce.  They put no descriptor out for this one.  No provider, no location, no nada.  However; I gladly inhaled my day or week’s worth of lycopene and what I wouldn’t give for the recipe for the sauce.

Tomato Basil Soup

The tomato basil soup was also to die for, however they didn’t tell us who the amazing provider was.

Please know that I had an apple crumble that evening.  So good, no photos.  I inhaled it and I am sorry.  Also, I am pretty sure that John, Jeanne, and I drank a gallon of McCutcheons apple cider.  Go get some.  You won’t be sorry.


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