Review of 2022, Consideration of 2023By Richard Myers
We have just received an invitation from our friends at Villages NW that may be of interest to some of our readers. Villages NW is a sister village in the Portland area that is active in the field of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. They share the interests of the memebr of this group. They include the below invitation we recevied, and extend the invitation to members of our group.
Please join us for Foodways' Introduction to Millets, January 26, 2023 2:00 PST
Through our Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Affinity Group, Villages NW is participating in a new Foodways program, 'Community Culture Through Food', brought to you by a group of food enthusiasts. We seek to address the cultural and community - building aspects of food traditions through presentations, hands-on classes, tours and other activities as this new year progresses.
For this first year, Foodways and 'Community Culture Through Food' will use the lens of the four seasons to explore various foods this winter, beginning with grains. Grains have been used for millennia by every culture around the world, a cornerstone of all culinary cultures.
Millets are quite prevalent in many other countries, although lesser-known in the U.S. To raise support for millets, the United Nations has declared 2023 the International Year of the Millets. Over 6,000 varieties of millets in the world are highly nutritious and can be cultivated in drought conditions, unlike many other grains.
On January 26, the Foodways program is hosting an “Introduction to Millets” virtual presentation with guest speaker from Idaho, Joni Kindwall-Moore, co-founder of the North American Millets Alliance and owner of Snacktivist Foods. Ms. Kindwall-Moore will address the origin story of millets, why they are important to our diets, their role in the climate crisis and some pro-tips for cooking with them.
To learn more or to register for this virtual talk, please contact Stefana Sardo, email@example.com. For other information or questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.