Thursday, June 12, 2008

Ah, the Food!




The girls and I decided that since we hadn't had the first show yet, and today was just about practice setting up and taking down the booths, that I should write about the food. The "girls" are Hillary and Elissa from Patagonia and Nicole and Joanna from Headcount (the other non-profits on the tour).
Most you know that I am somewhat of a foodie... I was dreading the midwest cuisine and anticipating deep fried selections and iceberg lettuce. We are very, very lucky to Dega catering providing us with breakfast, lunch and dinner. First, they are sourcing fruits, veggies and meats from local organic farms. There is an abundance of fresh fruit like cherries, grapes, nectarines and melon at all of the meals. Lots of great salads and veggies too with strawberries and crumbled bleu cheese. Free range, grass fed beef. Black bean burgers and quinoa salad. A freshly made apple cobbler to die for! All manner of teas and a self service espresso machine. I will be lucky if I don't put on some weight on this trip since it is like having a gourmet chef at every meal (especially since we are sharing a bus with them). Actually I am not worried about the weight - we are moving boxes and hauling stuff around, putting up and taking down tents, and sweating a ton in this 90 degree heat.
It was exciting today to see the first set up being done for the concert from backstage and seeing how it all comes together. I had a little hiccup when my volunteers for the show bailed out, but a posting on myspace brought out a whole bunch of willing volunteers so I am again set, with one Surfrider member driving from Toledo, Ohio to work the show!

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Jim Moriarty said...

ah the deep-fried ultra bland food of the midwest

Alicia said...

I am so excited about your awesome food choices!! I hope the Kashi snacks find you!
Alicia