Copa Comunidad 2013 LA was a hit! Thank you to everyone who attended the festivities, supported the cause and donated time and energy. THANK YOU!
Photos are circulating on Facebook, which will be linked to this website soon for all to view. If you missed the Futbol Dialogue, keep an eye out on your respective list serve for the notes.
Next Copa Comunidad 2013 Midwest is coming fast! Stay tuned for more info and block out Labor Day weekend to go to the Twin Cities Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota from August 30-September 2, 2013.
Last year after the copa I wrote you to tell you that I was deeply in love with you. I checked and it’s still true.
2 cases of kale, 1 case each of chard, lemons, tomatoes, 3 heads of cabbage, 5 watermelons, and 3 of the hugest bags of oranges you’ve ever seen in your life, PLUS more, 1 flat strawberries and peaches
3 gallons of fresh strawberry coconut colada
80% of this was organic, locally hustled from the East LA farmer’s market, selected & transported by Joaquin to his dad’s house (because we had no other space) picked up & dropped off by Victor, transported to 5 houses, back to papa flores’, lovingly washed by Haile (under adult supervision), chopped by more people than I could count (lets face it mostly by chronically on-time TC/Fubtolista/LW folks (jane, kate, sanje, saby, gris, jay, jeff, divina, julayne & not to mention the spectacular futbolista SWOOP down on cleaning after each event even at 5:30am).
I think this means that as a community we’re invested in food because of the space it creates as much as for the physical nourishment it provides.
After the talk at Eastside I started thinking about how we can bring the values that guide play on the field to the kitchen. What does it mean if the score is always 2-2? What if the cooks and choppers and washers circled up? What if there was a beginners clinic — maybe you have a recipe to share but have no idea how the hell to make it for 50 people – or maybe we can make it with you? Maybe Reem needs to show us how making brioche is “easy.” Fam will never part with her sauce recipe so let’s not even go there. But maybe May-li can tell us how to make things look good on a plate? Maybe Victor and Fede need to teach me how to make a cup of coffee (not kidding. can’t make coffee). Maybe we need to talk about how my idea of health and your idea of health might be different because I believe in lard and you don’t and that’s ok, or how nonstick cookware is poisonous when it’s scratched. Maybe we need dope ass aprons that say “all frosting no cake” because we “cook like it’s a sport.” I want aprons, I want a LW cookbook with all of our recipes and memories to support each other and support our game and I think there’s enough energy around this to make it happen for 2014.
Foodbolista Committee? Let’s ride the flavor crystals and start scheming.
With love, respect, and a sloppy crush on all of y’all