Sneak Peek at Fall-Inspired Recipes from FarmVille 2 and Food Network’s Marc Murphy to Help ‘No Kid Hungry’
At Zynga we believe in using farm-to-table, seasonal ingredients to create the freshest, most enjoyable meals, often inspired by the tasty dishes players craft in our FarmVille games. This season we’re proud to team up with Marc Murphy, regular judge on Food Network’s hit show Chopped and Chef + Owner of Benchmarc Restaurants (Landmarc + Ditch Plains) and Benchmarc Events by Marc Murphy, to cook up a “FarmVille to Table” inspired recipe for a good cause: helping to fight child hunger.
Starting this week in FarmVille 2 on Facebook, players can contribute to No Kid Hungry by purchasing special crop packets to help the fight against child hunger. Marc’s pumpkin risotto with gorgonzola and walnuts recipe, inspired by one of the special crop packets, Great Pumpkin, is chock full of classic fall flavors. The recipe was developed exclusively for Zynga’s FarmVille to Table digital cookbook, a collection of FarmVille inspired recipes for players to cook and enjoy right at home. The complete FarmVille to Table digital cookbook will be available later this year.
Marc Murphy had this to share on the importance of ending childhood hunger. “It’s important to me that kids of all ages have access to healthy food, and families know how to cook delicious meals with fresh ingredients, like the pumpkins that are now available at farmer’s markets and supermarkets across the country. Our partnership with Zynga and FarmVille 2 raises awareness and important funds to help No Kid Hungry fight childhood hunger. The FarmVille to Table digital cookbook embodies the values of fresh, farm to table ingredients, and validates that cooking is fun, easy and an activity the whole family can enjoy.”
We’ll be rolling out more delicious recipes in our complete FarmVille to Table digital cookbook later this fall. In the meantime, you can preview selected recipes from players, our executive chef and notable food writers at: http://www.farmvilletotable.com