On Sunday, May 22, 2011, from 10AM-5PM, a free, play-with-your-food festival for children of all ages and adults will take place at Jack London Square.
Like the prior two festivals at Google Headquarters, DooF-a-Palooza, a food-backwards, table-to-source, food educational experience, includes contests, games, entertainment and fun hands-on activities with growers, chefs, purveyors, businesses, and cookbook authors.
Browse all the activities here: http://www.foodbackwards.com/doof-a-palooza/
Think, “the Exploratorium with food!” Shoot meatballs out of a catapult into a vat of tomato sauce, milk a goat, help make the world’s largest edible pop, kick a soccer ball filled with cream and make it into butter, enter a kid’s cook-off, and lots more.
DooF-a-Palooza is hosted by DooF (www.foodbackwards.com) a media brand designed to get tweens (ages 8-14) and their parents actively engaged in an educational and fun celebration of food through a combination of television, the Web and live events. DooF makes good food fun by engaging kids and families in the crazy, amazing and wonderful story of where food comes from. DooF uses expertise from the worlds of film and live entertainment, food, and online media to support uniquely compelling events and content with the message that “kids and families will be interested in good food not because it’s healthy, but because it’s cool.”