In my black and white view of the world, people can be easily separated into two neat categories: those that eat to live, and those that live to eat. As an overenthusiastic member of the latter category, the concept of the food swapping trend that has been emerging absolutely thrills me.
The idea behind locally held food swaps is simple: save money, meet new people, get delightful homemade food. Participants make whatever food item they please, and package it with the appropriate labels. At the food swap, samples are set out for people to try the items before committing to the trade. Once the food has been tasted and decisions have been made, everyone selects the items they would like to bring home and the swaps are carried out.
The great part about food swapping is if you brought enough food for say seven individual swaps you could potentially walk away with seven different meals, taking care of all of your cooking for the week. Imagine all the mouthwatering possibilities!
Ever participated in a homemade food swap? Let us know in the comments section or on our Facebook page, we love the concept and would love to hear how your local swap went.
(Photo by: Joshua Blount)