Welcome to Fall – and Eating Down the Fridge
If you followed my work at The Washington Post, you may be familiar with the ins and outs of Eating Down the Fridge (EDF), an experiment in mindful eating that I launched earlier this year. The gist: Take a break from food shopping for one week and use up what’s in your fridge, freezer and pantry.
The first EDF kicked off in March, with more than 100 households participating across the U.S. and in Australia, Canada, Denmark and South Africa. Guest bloggers from different walks of life shared their experiences, often unexpected and eye opening, and readers wanted to know when next could we try this again. In late June, just as summer produce began to show up at local farmers’ markets, I hosted EDF #2, featuring guest blog posts from northern California to Poland. With fall now officially on the books, it seems appropriate to host an autumn-inspired EDF here in this space.
The EDF 411
When: Oct. 3-10, or some part thereof.
Where: Your kitchen, with help from this kitchen. Guest blog posts will be featured throughout the week of Oct. 5.
Why: Because we all have much more lurking in our pantries than we realize, and this is an opportunity to see how creative, resourceful and mindful we can become
How: Sign up to participate via e-mail and I’ll include you on the True/Slant EDF Honor Roll. In the subject line of your note, please type “True/Slant EDF.” In your note, please include: your first and last name, city, state and/or country. Interested in filing a dispatch as a guest blogger? Let me know that, too.
Questions? Step right up and ask. And don’t worry if you can’t join us in October; my hope is to schedule a challenge on a quarterly basis, so the next EDF would be in early December.
So…who’s joining me?