Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Is What you Eat from Where you Are?

The Field Guide to Victorian Produce
The Locavore Edition

This stunningly (and locally and eco-friendly) printed field guide is about being a Locavore, maybe you haven't heard of this term (spell check certainly has not!) but a Locavore is someone who tries to eat locally. So this neat little book can help you do more of that, eat things grown within walking distant (omg!) of your house or community or suburb. Maybe not walking distance but would't you prefer, for example, to have some lovely Ross Creek Garlic from your very own state of Victoria than some mysterious internationally produced garlic? I think it is worth some (food for) thought!
There are other interesting morsels scattered through the book,  an interview with Stephanie Alexander, and an article titled 'I Don't Buy Food From Strangers' which makes me feel sort of excited... Imagine only buying food from people you knew, who had grown the food, all on their own. 
The guide has 105 grower profiles, 179 producer profiles, food trails and maps for regions in Victoria and beautiful illustrations to keep you visually pleased while scouring for the best of the best in fair Victoria.


by Molly

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