Viva la revolución!
Today's the day to take a stand for good food and fundamental cooking skills, so decrees Jamie Oliver, whose second annual Food Revolution Day is underway now—with 1,000 related activities around the world.
The purpose of the global day of action is for folks in local communities to come together to cook and share their kitchen skills, food knowledge and resources, all while raising awareness about the importance of good food and better food education for everyone.
"Food Revolution Day started last year from a little idea I had to have one day where everyone who cared about real food, home cooking and better food education could join together, stand united and shout loud," Oliver says.
The activist chef will host a live Google Hangout from London at 2 p.m. ET to talk about the day's events. And there's plenty going on in your local area too. Here's a sample: The Food Revolution food truck will cook for 10,000 Googlers and their families at an open-air celebration at the Shoreline Amphitheater. Ambassadors in Uruguay will lead a flash mob in one of the largest street markets in Montevideo. And there's more cool stuff planned, from Malaysia to the Czech Republic.
All proceeds from funds raised today will go to support food education projects for both children and adults through the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation in the US, the Better Food Foundation in the UK and the Good Foundation in Australia.
Want to get involved? Find out more here!