Locavore/: noun; The “locavore” movement encourages consumers to buy from farmers’ markets or even to grow or pick their own food, arguing that fresh, local products are more nutritious and taste better. In using locally grown ingredients, taking advantage of seasonally available foodstuffs that can be bought and prepared without the need for extra preservatives.
Chosen as the word of the year for the New Oxford American Dictionary 2007, is certainly hot at the moment with everybody becoming more conscience of where food products come from and how they have been produced. It is about understanding that there is more than one option available than what is presented to us by conventional shopping centre's, not just in food but in everything we do. NZ’s backbone industries rely on exporting and we should never loose focus of that but we have to be able to maintain a balance and ensure that we look after our local communities as well as further a field. – Buy Kiwi Made – Buy Locally Made - simple principles that are so obvious that sometimes we can’t see what is directly in front of us.
My Style of cuisine is Local (from the marlborough region), fresh (picked and supplied by smaller quality producers), Honest (not hiding behind a lettuce leaf), Cuisine (food or fuel)