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Waldo Jaquith - On the impracticality of a cheeseburger.
"Further reflection revealed that it’s quite impractical—nearly impossible—to make a cheeseburger from scratch. Tomatoes are in season in the late summer. Lettuce is in season in spring and fall. Large mammals are slaughtered in early winter. The process of making such a burger would take nearly a year, and would inherently involve omitting some core cheeseburger ingredients. It would be wildly expensive—requiring a trio of cows—and demand many acres of land. There’s just no sense in it…

There’s some fundamental good in eating honestly, I think. Of knowing where your food comes from—raising it yourself, when you can—and trying to eat foods that could theoretically have existed a century ago. But you can’t take that but so far, or else the whole thing breaks down. As Carl Sagan wrote in Cosmos, “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.”"
locavores  local  2011  waldojaquith  cooking  seasonal  sustainability  cheeseburger  food 
february 2012 by robertogreco
Outstanding in the Field
"Set between the soil and the sky, Outstanding in the Field's long, linen-draped table beckons adventurous diners to celebrate food at the source. Bringing together local farmers and food artisans, chefs and winemakers, we explore the connection between the earth and the food on your plate. Join us as we feast on the gifts of the land."

[see also: http://www.flickr.com/photos/12493564@N06/sets/ ]
food  local  green  events  bayarea  california  agriculture  outdoors  culinary  farms  farming  organic  hyperlocal  locavores  restaurants  slow  sanfrancisco 
august 2008 by robertogreco

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