Posted on Sun, September 18, 2011 by Slow Food USA
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Yesterday, as part of the $5 Challenge, over 5,570 meals took place!
Click here to see photos from Hawai’i to Illinois to New York to Texas….from potlucks to family dinners to community suppers to food truck rallies,
No matter where they were or how they came together, they were all trying to answer the question: is it possible to make a healthy, local, and delicious meal for under $5 per person?
People got creative and brought their own flair to it—like Bear Braumoeller of Slow Food Columbus, who decided to take the $5 Challenge one step further. He attempted (and, SPOILER ALERT, succeeded) to create a sustainable $5 meal in 15 minutes—to show that sustainable cooking can be quick as well as affordable. Also he live tweeted it.
Bear wasn’t the only one tweeting his progress. Joe Yonan, food editor of the Washington Post, asked his 6,000+ followers questions like “My #5challenge dilemma: Cut which of these to make budget: 3 of 8 apples 4 tart? Squash (ergo soup)? Sausage 4 stuffed peppers (more rice)?”
Mary Rosch—tweeting at @culinarylibrari – shared her cost calculation spreadsheet with her followers. As did a contributor to our Tips, Tricks & Challenges tumblr
[link: ]http://5challenge.tumblr.com/] Tools and tweets like these helped get to the heart of the challenge—is this possible to do this? What makes it hard? What makes it easier?
This is what we heard:
On what made it hard:
On what made it easier:
What do you think? For those of you who took the challenge—or who take the challenge in other ways on other days—what makes it hard for you? What makes it easier? You can share your tips, tricks & challenges on out tumblr page by clicking here.