18 Sep '11, 3pm

Local Eating and Connecting With the Earth | Care2 Healthy Living

Local Eating and Connecting With the Earth | Care2 Healthy Living

I heard a writing professor interviewed on the radio today who instructs his students to write stories that take place within five miles of their hometowns. He said the point of this exercise is to encourage his students to become attuned, in a deeper way, to the story and character of their locales. The same can be said with eating locally. Food, of course, is about more than just what we put in our mouths. It has social, cultural, and historic functions. And by becoming familiar with the foods that grow around us, we gain a more meaningful – and intuitive – understanding of the place where we live. For example, I was born in Ohio and lived there until I was 13. To me, Ohio green beans taste quite distinct, and are more appealing to me than green beans grown anywhere else. My mother says the same thing about Ohio tomatoes. And specifically, tomatoes grown in southern Ohio...

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