Savoring Local

by Lesley on August 19, 2008 · 3 comments

in food

Remember my big kick last year on eating local? Although I haven’t been eating local as consistently as I’d like to (it takes time, and money…neither of which I have much of these days), I’m still trying to do my best to buy food that’s in-season and grown close to home.

Last week, for our anniversary, we went to Mulvaney’s which is a Sacramento restaurant that always gets rave reviews for their local, seasonal menu that changes by the day. It’s pricey so the meal was a real treat for us that we leisurely enjoyed to the fullest. When Jonathan took a bite of his sweetbreaded veal, he said it may have been the best flavor he’d ever tasted. Every bite was savored. The food was fresh and flavorful and wholly satisfying. I can’t wait to go back!

But, eating local doesn’t always have to be expensive. On our rush to the airport on Sunday we pulled over in Davis to grab a salad at Pluto’s, a regional chain that serves fresh salads and sandwiches. They try to use all local produce and meat and we enjoyed yummy salad with turkey from Sonoma. The huge salad was about $7 and since we shared, it was less than it would have cost to get fast food. After all the greasy food we ate this weekend, that salad was much needed on the body!

So, there’s my plug for eating local. Support our farmers. Eat good tasting food. Be healthy. 🙂

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