I'm gearing up for May, when the Eat Local Challenge is taking place. Once again, food bloggers and others around the world will be taking part in the event, which encourages people to eat within a 100-mile radius of their home. This 100-mile radius is called our "foodshed."
I'll have links soon, but as a preparation, I picked up some things at New Leaf grocery store (hey, guess who no longer carries any products containing any kind of hydrogenated fats. Pictured at left are some purchases, most of which will play a part in the May event. (Those are blood oranges from Brokaw, and I got them at the Saturday farmers market. They won't last a week here, bubba.) The butter is from Strauss, and it was on sale. I found Lundberg rice cakes: oh joy! For Logan: caramel corn cakes that smell like maple syrup. He snarfed, believe me.
I'll write more about the other stuff soon.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "What I'm doing is taking a lot of the local
ingredients we have available here. I'm just using them in different
ways than chefs like, say, Tom Colicchio or Jean-Georges Vongerichten
or Daniel Boulud are using them. I happen to have chosen a more
populist vernacular." —Mario Batali
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