This Homemade Foccacia Bread from Emily Paster’s Food Swap is a great gift and so is the book itself.
I’ve been meaning to share the book, Food Swap, with you. It’s not a vegan book, but in addition to having some vegan recipes, it talks about how to join or start a food swap.
What’s a food swap? I asked Emily and here’s what she had to say:
A food swap is a recurring event where home cooks, bakers and gardeners trade their homemade and homegrown foods. No money changes hands and all the participants bring something that they made, grew or foraged themselves.
From its origins in Brooklyn six years ago, food swapping has developed into a national trend. There are food swaps in every major American city as well as many suburbs and small towns.
So how does a food swap work? The organizer sets a date and time and asks attendees to register in advance. The participants make something delicious to swap, or gather items from their gardens and package them into individual portions.
Upon arrival, participants set up their items and complete a swap card, which explains what the item is and has space for people to make offers. The first part of the event is spent browsing, sampling, and suggesting trades. At some point, the organizer will announce that it is time to swap. Then the trades are negotiated, and the goods exchanged.
What about you? Do you think you are ready to join the food swap movement? – Emily Paster
Recipes to Try
- Rock your week with my cozy vegan menu plan.
- 3 Must Make Vegan Slow Cooker Dinners for Fall
- 7 Quick and Easy Vegan Breakfast Recipes
- 4 Easy Vegan Indian Recipes
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