Food Revolution Day

It’s Food Revolution Day today! For the uninitiated ones, Food Revolution Day is a chance for people all over the world to come together and stand up for good food and essential cooking skills. It’s a chance for people to come together in homes, schools, workplaces and communities to cook and share their kitchen skills, food knowledge and resources. Food Revolution Day is a global day of action to raise awareness about the importance of good food and better food education for everyone.

The theme for this year’s Food Revolution Day is “Cook it. Share it. Live it” and here I am, sharing with you what I have prepared for breakfast today – my Asian-inspired Sliders

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I’ve been meaning to make sliders or mini-burgers for a while and wanted to do every thing from scratch. Yes, even the bread. So, I chose to bake Brioche through Dorie Greenspan‘s Around my French Table as part of the French Fridays with Dorie project.

IMG_3803Err…yes, food education starts early for my little one. Faith was so amused by the flapping of the dough that she chuckled the way through. The mom felt bad for the Kitchenaid though since the dough took soooo long to be ready. Well, that’s brioche for you. Be patient and you will reap the reward.

From the recipe, I should be able to yield 2 loaves of brioche but I decided to apportion about half of it to shape it into burgers while the rest into a loaf.

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The best thing about baking bread is that your kitchen will be perfumed by the aroma that it gives when it is in the oven. *Drool*

With my bread ready, I went on to make the lemongrass-infused pork patties. They are not at all difficult to make if you have the right tool, the Philips Chopper! I just put all the ingredients into the chopper and within minutes, the patties are shaped and ready to be cooked.

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About 400g ground pork
2 tbsp fish sauce
1 1/2 tsp brown sugar
1/3 cup shallots, minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 small stalk lemon grass, minced (about 1 1/2 tbsp)
1/4 cup coriander stems, minced
1 tsp ginger, minced
Freshly ground black pepper
1 tbsp cornflour
Light cooking oil

1. Combine first 8 ingredients gently in bowl being careful not to overwork or meat will bind up and become tight. Season lightly with ground black pepper.

2. Divide the mixture into 8 patties (depending on how big you want) – first forming gently into balls and then flatten gently as to not overwork mixture.

3. Heat oil in a large saute  pan and saute until just cooked through – about 2-3 minutes per side (depending on thickness of the patties; I used 5 minutes per side).

To assemble everything, I added cheese and Alfalfa sprouts to complete my asian-inspired sliders! Asian because of the ingredients used – lemongrass and fish sauce.

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The hubs love it but he probably is not in the least interested in how to make this dish so I’m sharing with you!

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34 thoughts on “Food Revolution Day

  1. I read about the Food Revolution Day and wanted to join but couldn’t since its on a weekday, Friday too. I don’t usually cook on weekday even though in my FF post I tried to do that since last week. Even so, Friday seems to be a lazy day for me so no cooking after work! Would love to take part in it next time.

    • Ah…I could take part only because I’m a bit free. Woke up early today to prepare brekky for the hubs. Too excited!

      Yup! Take part the next time. Better still, get the mothers to join in this effort! Kekekek

    • Ah yes, it is started by Jamie. Our French Friday with Dorie group decided to ride on it and participate in it. :)

  2. Your dish looks so delicious!! I want to try your burgers – I love lemongrass, and they just look and sound phenomenal! The brioche, of course, looks beautiful. When I made it before, I decided that I wasn’t sure it was worth the effort – maybe I need to try again. Wow!

    • I must say we need tenacity in making brioche. I thought it would fail when the bread dough just didn’t want to get together even after a prolonged period of flapping in the standmixer. But lo and behold, it made it!

      Try making the brioche again! Her recipe is really good. And yes, I love lemongrass too!

  3. Gorgeous brioche! Such a good idea to make your own burger buns with it, too. Great post for Food Revolution Day!

  4. These look amazing- I can not believe the entire thing is homemade (but you have the photos to prove it :) I can not wait to make these myself and you have inspired me to try more homemade bread as well. And loved the photo of baby Faith checking out the adventure- precious !!

    • Thank goodness I have the photos! Hah!
      Baking home-made bread is really rewarding. Worth the hard work. :p
      Thanks for dropping by!

  5. I have to say that I hate making brioche at home, its just so fussy of all the breads I have baked but I always enjoy brioche! Your sliders look fantastic!

    • Thanks Alice! I was so afraid that the standmixer would die on me as it was getting hotter (heated up) with each passing moment. Thankfully…

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