Each week in Kickstarter Love, Feed52 will feature a Kickstarter project that focuses on food and the community. Basically, it’s about cool people doing cool things with food. This week, it's about a massive, roaming dinner party.
Family dinner has been given a lot of credit for keeping kids off drugs and parents connected. Sitting down to eat with the people you love is an age-old tradition, one that often spawns new relationships, ideas, and connections. Eating with a group—whether it's family, friends or strangers—is perhaps the most basic communal experience you can have. And one of the most fruitful.
The Feast Conference is a cross-disciplinary series of discussions dedicated to changing the world through innovation and entrepreneurship. Organizers describe the event as a "feast on big ideas" that seeks to address some of "today's toughest challenges." They ask participants to "bring their best to the table" in order to help change the world.
But even leaving food metaphors aside, The Feast Conference does have an edible component. Or at least, it will. In 2012, The Feast is seeking to host a giant, roaming dinner party called The World's Fare. On October 5, they are inviting "innovators and instigators everywhere" to throw their own dinner parties for six or more of their friends at 7 p.m. EST. At the dinner party, participants will come together to eat, drink and be merry—but they must also decide on one thing they can do for the betterment of society. Break bread, change the world. It's as simple as that.
Following the decentralized parties, The Feast will throw a party to cap off the roaming dinner. The event is scheduled to take place on October 6 in a giant public pavilion, and everyone is invited. There will be food, music, performance and (of course) a whole lot of discussion. But this will only happen if their Kickstarter campaign goes through.
I'm a writer/editor based out of Somerville, Massachusetts. In addition to blogging for Food 52, I also work as the community manager of MSN's Postbox Boston and as the editor of Milkshake.com. I'm obsessed with food, art and anything that combines the two. My favorite recipes are simple and fresh (like beet salad with arugula and goat cheese). When I'm not working or cooking, I can be found on my hands and knees in the backyard, trying to coax carrots out of the dirt.