Take the Eat Local Challenge, sign up here!
I feel that what we put in our bodies represents how we relate to the world. Sometimes we eat with awareness and reverence and sometimes without care. Sometimes we are denied food, sometimes we are coerced into eating too much. What we eat allies us to some but alienates us from others. If we don’t eat, we die. If we don’t ever eat with a sense of awe for the amazing powers that came together to make that food, I think we die a little bit.
However, I disagree strongly that localism and sustainability are not connected, Rudi. It’s a big, big part of the movement. How long can we sustain the cost of fuel used to transport Wahoo from Hawaii to Washington, DC?
Wahoo is from Hawaii, Sablefish from the Pacific NW, and Tiger Shrimp from off the coast of Mexico. Isn’t sustainability all about the use of local products?
Gluten Free Girl’s ChefShop book launch was great fun, despite having almost passing out from excitement. Then there was my ape sh*#t nutty first night on the line at the Cantina, which you can read about here. There were caterings to do, classes to teach and foodie events to attend.
Yesterday, I went to a book launch for local author, Ann Pancake. She is the author of Strange as this Weather Has Been, a novel about life in rural West Virginia. The excerpt she read was gorgeous and sad and funny-I understand it’s also a sometimes painful read about the devastating practice of "mountaintop removal" […]
Last year’s Michael Pollan-John Mackay slapdown was great reading for about a week, and then Whole Foods went back to their big business as usual. Before you could say capital-driven market system, Mackay announced his intention to acquire Wild Oats.
It’s hard to imagine that a little lady with muck boots and a Radio Flyer full of milk pails was considered as dangerous as white lightning moonshiners, but there you have it.
The Center for a New American Dream is are building a powerful constituency of individuals who live consciously, buy wisely, and band together to make a difference. This month’s C3 challenge is to ride your bike one day each week. Please join me this August by taking the pledge to reduce carbon emissions.
Americans spent more money last year on bottled water than on ipods or movie tickets: $15 Billion. A journey into the economics–and psychology–of an unlikely business boom. And what it says about our culture of indulgence.