Eat Up! Columbus hopes to help end human trafficking


COLUMBUS- Eat Up Columbus is hosting an event next month that is aimed at empowering and employing survivors of human trafficking in central Ohio. Almost twenty-nine hundred teens born in the city are at risk of human trafficking.

The 4th annual Eat Up! Columbus on February 10 is a culinary adventure celebrating community, collaboration. The event will be at the Saint Charles Preparatory School in Bexley and will feature a team of Columbus' top up-and-coming chefs who will prepare a five-course menu with drinks. Guests will also enjoy live music by The Majestics, participate in a silent and live auction and hear the inspiring story of a survivor of human trafficking. The event benefits Freedom A La Cart.

Jack Moore an Executive chef with Eat Up Columbus has shared this recipe with 10TV.

Grilled Kohlrabi with Local Apples, Rutabaga, and fresh Herbs

1small Kohlrabi, peeled and sliced 1/2" thick
1/4c Soy sauce
3 Garlic cloves
1 apple, julienned or cut into matchsticks
1small rutabaga
Juice from one lemon
1 handful of your favorite fresh herbs (parsley, mint, basil)
1T Extra virgin olive oil
1T Quinoa, cooked and fried

1.) Place kohlrabi slices in a ziplock baggy with the soy sauce and garlic. Let marinate for 2 hours

2.) Boil the rutabaga as you would a potato in salt water. Allow to chill completely, peel and dice into medium size pieces.

3.) Once your Kohlrabi has marinated, place on grill over medium/high heat. Grill for approximately 5-7 minutes on each side or until tender.

4.) Mix in a bowl your fresh apple, chilled rutabaga, herbs, lemon juice and olive oil. Mix well by hand to create a small salad and season with salt.

To serve:
Place you grilled kohlrabi on the plate with your chilled apple and herb salad on top. Sprinkle with fried quinoa for a nice crunch. You could also use toasted almonds in place of the quinoa.