What is the Kitchen Table? 甚麼是 “美味餐桌”?

「美味餐桌」是「臺灣嚮光協會」的基石。我們認為,單單是料理和分享食物這樣簡單的動作,就足以激發社群互依共存的感覺。我們竭誠歡迎與我們有相同理念的顧問們大方與我們分享相關知識。看看我們做了什麼。非常感謝「Saladay」和「新鮮烘培坊」在2013年成為我們的夥伴,加入這趟旅程,讓孩子們有充滿愛心的餐點。2015年起嚮光開始提供純素的餐點!

The Kitchen Table is a cornerstone of our Neighborhood.  We recognize that the simple act of preparing and sharing food together encourages a sense of community. We welcome the voices of guest consultants that feel the same way and generously share their knowledge with us. Read about them now.

In 2013 and 2014, we were so blessed for the delicious SALADAY and Fresh Bakery and Cafe that joined us as partners on this journey to provide a warm meal for hungry tummies. While most of our past workshops have generally shied away from animal products with our first vegan lunch taking place in December 2012, starting 2015 we will officially be preparing plant-based meals. So far we have already conducted workshops with kids and Big Friends in making their own plant-based pizzas and a full Japanese meal set!

Through “It’s a Vegan Affair” Bright Side Projects also support local plant-based restaurants and the rising community.

Why vegan food? 為什麼是純素食?

有很多原因,首先是對居住的環境和地球的關愛。平時我們總是大魚大肉,但準備一份俱創意、營養與美味的餐點會讓世界有很大的改變。改變世界,就從我們自己和我們所吃的東西開始。

There are multiple reasons for this, the first being a deep love for the environment and the earth. We all also generally get heaps of meat in our diets and sharing a meal that forces us creatively prepare nutritious yet delicious meals will make a world of a difference. A change in the world starts with ourselves and what we put into our bodies.

 

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2014 美味餐桌費用 Kitchen Table Expenditure

我們也希望能夠盡快擁有一畝小園圃,能夠用我們的手創造餐桌上的美食。我們希望能知道供給自己養份的食物來自何處。在一日的課程活動裡,我們會為所有人準備營養滿點的素食午餐。如需夜宿,我們會請參與的朋友們各自準備一道料理,共同分享晚餐。

We also hope to have a garden soon that puts creation in our hands and food on our table. If it nourishes us we want to know where it comes from. In our workshop we strive to cook a healthy plant-based meal for all. And when we host an overnight workshop, each person is encouraged to bring a potluck dish to share with others.

SAMPLE OF SOME PLANT-BASED OFFERINGS 之前提供的純素食餐點

 

How do I get involved? 我要怎麼參與?

Are you an individual who has a passion for food? 你是對食物有熱情的人嗎?

如果你對烹飪有興趣,歡迎加入我們,一起來為孩子們和志工準備創意純素食餐。歡迎提供食譜或捐贈我們下次課程的新鮮食材。If you are an individual who loves to cook, you are welcome to join our workshop and whip a creative vegan meal up for the hungry children and volunteers. Welcome to either propose a menu or donate fresh food stuffs for our next workshop.

歡迎餐飲業者或耕種產業提供嚮光協會餐飲食材或相關協助。目前嚮光協會有新鮮烘培坊為課程提供美味素食料理,讓我們能夠提供剛出爐的麵包給需要的家庭、有薑餅讓孩子們發揮創意、還有南瓜湯、巧克力杯子蛋糕和各式糕點,讓課程中增添了難忘又溫暖的時光。We are also ecstatic when some of the most amazing restaurants and spots in Taiwan receive monetary donations that are designated for Bright Side. Fresh Bakery and Cafe is a spot that’s open to donations, with mouthwatering vegan food that goes to supporting our mission. We’ve been able to provide fresh baked rolls of bread to families in need, gingerbread cookies for kids to decorate, pumpkin soup, chocolate cupcakes, cakes that make for a memorable and warm workshop.

 

Are you a company who has a passion for food? 你們是對飲食有熱情的企業嗎?

我們非常歡迎料理、飲品或新鮮蔬果業者的加入。如同SALADAY成立了志工團隊,為志工及孩子們烹煮豐盛的料理。嚮光協會可依據各公司業者的運作來商討詳細的合作辦法。我們也能夠為相關企業提供創意料理課程,如過去曾舉辦過的食物和玩樂方面的創意課程在你建立的機構,就像先前的課程「有趣的可麗餅!」。又或者我們可以為您及客戶發起特定活動,如同我們之前的「怪奇恐怖萬聖大餐」及與SALADAY南京概念店合作的焦糖創意製造。

If you are a food and beverages company or deal with fresh fruits and veggies, we welcome you to join us. Much like SALADAY who provides a team of volunteers to come to cook delicious meals for the kids during our workshops, we can discuss this for the future. We are also open to creative courses on food and fun at your establishment, much like our past Crepes with Duchess Bakery. Or I can meet with you and custom create an unique event, a stellar example being the recent “A Very Spooky Saladay Halloween” dinner and vegan caramel apple creation at SALADAY‘s Nanjing Concept Store.