Sweet potato ice cream with a bourbon creme anglaise, made with locally-grown sweet potatoes.

Did I get your attention?

Apparently the dessert course at last weekend’s Field to Fork Dinner, a fundraiser kicking off the Food Literacy Project’s “Dig Deep” campaign, got plenty of attention. One chef even remarked, “It is the best thing I’ve ever put in my mouth.”

That best thing? Sweet potato ice cream with a bourbon creme anglaise, made with locally-grown sweet potatoes. I kind of want to just keep saying it over and over. Sweet potato ice cream with a bourbon creme anglaise, made with locally-grown sweet potatoes. It’s like the best parts of Thanksgiving (sweet potatoes and bourbon, of course) without having to put up with your creepy uncle Carl.

And Comfy Cow will now be running this ice cream as a special through November 15 with 20% of proceeds donated to the Food Literacy Project (FLP).

Board member, Adam Price describe FLP this way: “The Food Literacy Project (foodliteracyproject.org) is based at Oxmoor Farms and offers a variety of educational and experiential programs for area youth in partnership with JCPS and other community organizations. They have day-long programs that serve as field trips for students, weekend programs for kids and their parents, and a summer youth entrepreneurship program. They are required by their board, to which I was elected in September, to focus primarily on children living in areas labeled ‘food deserts.'”

It’s an easy and delicious way to support a good cause and get a jump on Thanksgiving. With temperatures on their way up over the weekend, I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Indian Summer.

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