Woke up a wee bit late today and made it to my farmers’ market just in time to grab what I needed for the week. The upside to arriving late to a farmers’ market is…lower prices. The farmers are beginning to pack up and want to get rid of as much produce as possible. They… Continue reading My Farmers’ Market: The Only Shopping I Actually Enjoy
Figs. Delicious, honey-ed, sweet figs. I love them. I don’t know what it is about these little guys—perhaps it’s because they remind me of Dutch still-life paintings, or Thanksgiving table centerpieces, or the sun-drenched Mediterranean where they grow in abundance. While I don’t live in the Mediterranean, I am lucky enough to live in California,… Continue reading At the Farmers’ Market: Figs
This trendy concept is a bit difficult to define. Recently The Atlantic devoted an entire article about the inability to officially define this increasingly popular idea. But, there does seems to be a broad consensus among experts that sustainable food/eating is a system in which farmer/animal/food/consumer/environment/ are inextricably linked. One always affects the other. For… Continue reading What Exactly is Sustainable Food?
Yes, I am a foodie. But isn’t everyone these days? What makes me think that I have stumbled upon a secret love of food only shared by the select few? Of course I haven’t. Years ago, perhaps this idea of a secret foodie club might hold some truth. Before the advent of Food Network, Ina… Continue reading Foodie Revolution?