13 Dec '11, 12pm

2011: Sustainable food trends

2011: Sustainable food trends

A good year-end trend list should do two things simultaneously: confirm the conscientious reader's suspicions while providing a few surprise nuggets. Sustainable food is a vast category with many opportunities for interpretation, so what I offer up here is an entirely subjective list of favorites. In other words: These are just a few of the things that have caught my attention and held it for longer than usual this year. You'll notice I've left urban gardening and foraging off the list (sacrilege!). That's not because they're not very popular; in fact, it's precisely because they're so popular. To me, not much is left to say about either. Maybe you'll disagree -- I'd love to hear any and all thoughts in the comments below. Bye-bye bottles! Photo: Taylor McConnell I always get a little giddy when a server offers me a carafe of house-made bubbly water. Not only does it feel ...

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