The Locavore Way by Amy Cotler
This is such a nice, little-yet-thorough book about how to go about incorporating “local.” Covering how to shop for local foods and eating simply and seasonally, it also includes how to get your hands dirty and how to become a local food advocate — so there’s something for everyone at every stage of the locavore movement.
Just getting started? There is information about why local is important and how to save money by shopping locally. For those of you who have progressed to being ready to tackle a CSA (community supported agriculture) there are recipes and planning menus (even if it is a little light in the okra section). For those of you ready to make hard choices about what you eat, there is succinct, yet appropriate information about local vs. organic, local meats, finding local in restaurants and grocery stores (it’s there!) and learning about the seasons.
The Locavore Way includes an additional reading list for those of you who want to really delve into the subject, a robust resources guide, and (very important) a local food and sustainability glossary.
At first thought, the idea of being a locavore might seem like it should be second nature; that we should all know how to do it. But it hasn’t been a part of the average person’s daily life for decades now, so this guidebook is a great way to get a little boost and get back on track.
The Locavore Way
Discover and Enjoy the Pleasures of Locally Grown Food By Amy Cotler Storey Publishing, 2009, $12.95