lo·ca·vore : person interested in consuming food that is locally produced, and does not travel long distances.
Word of the Year, 2007. Oxford American Dictionary
Typically, the locavore movement defines local food as that which is produced in a one hundred mile radius of one’s place of residence. Right from the get go, its clear that this is extreme. As we see the growth of farmer’s markets, small farms, and home growing, the potential for an easily achieved local diet increases. For our purposes here, we’ll be focusing on using local products much as possible. But real talk, this girl loves her coffee, chocolate, and the contents of her spice cabinet.
You’ll start seeing recipes that use local ingredients here soon – forgive me their worldly flavor profiles. I’m working towards lowering my carbon footprint, but I just need caffeine. Maybe you can start growing coffee, saffron and tumeric in San Diego – make it happen!