I've been out of the country in Thailand but now I'm back and will start posting more regularly. This post is in the words of a YMCA member. It's a before and after story really. It's also a what I'm thankful for story.
As I was waiting to speak with Redzepi, I read in his Journal that "All ingredients have the same worth." Of course, ingredients have different values, but that's determined by the market, and one cannot say that truffle is a more worthy ingredient than a tomato. As he explained to me, "It's the cook's job to make such foods equally delicious. Obviously, when you have a steak, and you put that on the grill, it's immediate pleasure. With other ingredients, you have to work; you have to be more imaginative."
For the eighth straight year, the North Avenue Business Association will be assisting local families in need, with its Annual Fall Food Drive. This year's drive, entitled, "A Month of Giving" runs from November 12th through December 11th.
The Village of River Forest has partnered with SCARCE and Green Grease Environmental to recycle used cooking oil. Residents may drop off used cooking oil from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 30 at River Forest Village Hall, 400 Park Avenue.