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Recipes Made With Local Ingredients

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April 24, 2012, Volume 58, No. 31

The Taste of Penn will offer University of Pennsylvania students the opportunity to sample and rate a variety of healthy dishes made with locally sourced ingredients from 12 area vendors from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 24 in Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall.

Based on an Olympic theme in honor of Penn's Year of Games, the event will feature recipes using My Plate, the federal government's new dietary guide that replaces the food pyramid. Students will be given gold, silver and bronze coins to use to vote for their favorite recipes.

The featured recipes will include: Yogurt Parfait Panna Cotta, an alternative breakfast entree; Blackened Tofu and Roasted Red Pepper Sauce on a Bed of Cucumber and Tomato Slaw; Creole Beef Grillades and Cheese Grits; Brown Rice Balls Stuffed with Roasted Eggplant Tomato Filling; and Pear-Ginger Salsa Tostada.

Chefs with Bon Appetit will each feature a dish using a local product supplied by area growers and one of the main categories of the plate—dairy, protein, grain, fruit or vegetable, so that students can try new recipes for next year.

Almanac - April 24, 2012, Volume 58, No. 31