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Supporting the Feed a Bee Initiative at Sur La Table

I know this post’s fairly belated, but I figured better late than never.  A few weeks back, I had the opportunity to attend the Feed a Bee x Sur La Table event in Arlington.  It was after my food photography workshop with @dcfoodporn in Georgetown so I was exhausted, but I actually had a really great time.  Before I dive into event highlights though, I’d like to tell you a bit about their work.

Feed a Bee’s goal is “to increase food for honey bees and other pollinators by planting more flowers and establishing additional forage acreage.”  They work with organizations across various sectors to help provide pollinators with “the diverse forage and habitat they need to thrive.”

So, why exactly is it so important to feed the bees?  We rely on them to pollinate many of the fruits, nuts and veggies – think zucchinis, vanilla, tomatoes, grapes, coffee, citrus, and so on and so forth – we need for healthy and nutritious diets.

To honor these hardworking pollinators, Feed a Bee x Sur La Table teamed up for a fun cooking class.  Chef Scott Cacchiotti helped us whip up a delicious 3 course meal.  We made creole-style red jambalaya with chicken, sausage and shrimp, a fennel and orange salad with Spanish olives and sherry vinaigrette, and a bourbon bread pudding with apples and pecans.  We were split into groups of 5-6 so it wasn’t particularly difficult, but we all contributed and did our part.

Chef Scott plated one of each dish so we could take pictures, which was great – make sure you guys keep scrolling to see pics of our meal!  Let me know which plate looks yummiest by leaving a comment below.  Also, I had no idea Sur La Table had cooking classes.  If you have one near you, definitely make sure to sign up for a fun time!  It’d make for an interesting date or hang.

Alright Nomsters, I hope you enjoyed reading about the Feed a Bee initiative + browsing snaps from their latest event with Sur La Table.  To read about more events we’ve covered in the past, make sure to browse this tab.  Until next time!  Happy eating, friends.

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