Bananas? Again? On our first hour of the quest to stick with foods that have been raised “locally“, my boyfriend and I came face-to-face with what may be one of nature’s most complete foods: Bananas. As residents of Los Angeles, we don’t see too many locally-grown bananas. We’ve had a few plantain-like breeds…but a banana [...]
First came the number: The average food on an American plate travels 1500 miles. Phew. That’s a lot of global warming gases being emitted. Shocking, but not enough to make me give up foods like bananas and Sumatran coffee.
Then, the inspiration: The players: Barbara Kingslover’s “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle”, Michael Pollan’s “In Defense of Food” & [...]