Our first chapter potluck of the new year was devoted to the festive holiday that occurs the beginning of every February known as Super Bowl Sunday. Growing up in Cleveland, I’ve been a lifelong Browns fan. This past year, the Browns finally showed some promise and could be Super Bowl material in the years to come. But despite not being in the playoffs for a long time now, I still always enjoy watching the Super Bowl no matter what team is in it.
November meetings have become the month where we both give gratitude for the abundant opportunities and connections within our real food community around the dinner table and the month where we recap memories of the annual Wise Traditions Conference. This year, we had an added bonus of a return visit from Primal Pastures & Pasturebird co-founder Paul Grieve.
I hosted our September potluck, which was our first annual chili cook-off. So many different things begin in September. And for me, one which I’m always excited about is football season. One of the most popular dishes to eat while watching your favorite team play is chili. So we decided to kick off a new tradition with a chili competition.
About a year ago, I led an ethnic night on the topic of Jewish cooking. I did a follow up presentation for the June Weston A. Price Pasadena potluck on Hungarian cuisine. While I’m both culturally Jewish and Hungarian, leading the two nights couldn’t have been more different.