Think global // eat local

Ever wondered how far the food on your table has travelled before it sits there? The average pound of food in America travels roughly 1400 kilometers on its way to the consumer. Yes it’s nice to be eating some tomatoes or cucumber on a German winter night, imported from Spain or Greece, but is that really sustainable?

Research online, or look up some Farmers Markets in your area to see what seasonal fruits and vegetables are available. There will always be something there to suit your pallet. Not only does it help reduce the carbon footprint associated with transporting your food, it’s also a more interesting way to enjoy the seasons and discover local cuisine.

Cookin’ with Google or Recipematcher can help you decide what to cook with those local ingredients; both offering recipe suggestions based on ingredients you enter.