Wednesday, May 14, 2003

A poor Christian Science Monitor reporter tries to eat local for two weeks in Boston. Her counterpart in LA, obviously, had more luck
My chef friend Evan summed it up perfectly when she said, "I think eating locally starts as an abstract set of values which you want to conform to in your own life.... But then you get completely seduced by the tastes of what you're consuming. And you get drawn in shopping at the farmers' market. You wind up feeling unconscionably lazy if you make a different choice. Because what you're consuming when you eat locally is so much more vivid in flavor and in meaning."

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