Dining to Make a Difference
grew out of a lifelong
to food that feeds more than
just hunger, but that also invites and sings to the
senses, is enjoyed in good company and health, and
that nurtures the people who grow and prepare it as
well as the earth itself.
Wherever and whenever
possible -- through Les Amis du Vin, Wine Enthusiast
and FarmHands-CityHands, at home and when traveling
-- this meant seeking out and celebrating local food,
wine and farmers and frequenting stores and restaurants
that did the same. For me, it was a simple but profound
way to connect more deeply with nature, self and others
and to the everyday acts of shopping, cooking, eating
In the aftermath of
9.11, this personal commitment took on new meaning.
Starting in October 2001 and continuing still, beginning
at Ground Zero and fanning out from there, Dining
to Make a Difference has hosted happy
hours, dinners and events at many of downtown's hardest
hit restaurants. In the process, an ever-growing group
of NYC residents and visitors has done much to strengthen
community, rebuild downtown's economy and restaurant
industry and raise awareness and funds for selected
Now, even as our
downtown efforts continue, Dining to Make a Difference
returns to its roots! We are proud to partner with
and promote A
Growing Concern -- The Baum Forum’s
October 5 - 6 weekend of activities and festivities
designed to inspire action and to raise awareness
about key food and farming issues.
For every good
reason, we hope that you will attend A
Growing Concern’s October 5 - 6 conference
and that you will join us in supporting
the restaurants that support local growers.
And we THANK YOU for the differences you make daily.
Warmly and looking