There is nothing more inspiring to me than knowing Ty Mack climbs 5-13, seeing him fly down Teton Canyon on skate skis, and going out with him to retrieve an elk. But central to has been a paradigm change where making it in life means more than making the most money or having the most stuff. .
My new website, suemuncaster.com, is up and running. This site supports my campaign for Teton County Commissioner. Until the election in November, the bulk of my work will go into that site. Please visit it, or enjoy this one.
An email inquiry from a local high school student asked me:
What is the importance/benefit of eating locally grown foods?
Do you think people here are conscious about imported foods and eating locally?
If so how did they become conscious? If not what can be done to inform them about the benefits?
Thank goodness he’s asking!
so… here goes…
Dallin says we have pet frogs from River…
There are lizards, grapevines and olive trees EVERYWHERE!
We’ve been trying to nail down a theme for our blog series and “Search for Simplicity” or “Living with Less” have comes to my idealistic mind, but really, we are looking for something else. A different way… Diversity? Diversity in food, art, culture, scenery, experiences…I’m like Dolly, I want more out of life for myself and my kids- more flavor, more to learn, more passion, more time to enjoy my family.
We’ll be eating, writing, guiding and parenting our way across Italy in preparation for Terra Madre and Salone Del Gusto 2010 in Torino. Join US!
My vision for
Muncaster discusses Ecogastronomy, the Slow Food, and Community and Family.
On the lines of Ecogastronomy here’s a new word for you:
eth•i•cu•re•an: noun : also adj
Someone who seeks out tasty things that are also sustainable, organic, local, and/or ethical — SOLE food, for short.
It’s not often we buy seafood in Colorado but when we do we do it big.
Although the economy has been in dire straits, all indications are that people are, more than ever, into spending their money on local products and are not skimping on quality.
What? Start a new magazine in this economy? Are we nuts?
We hope not. We believe that promoting healthy and sustainable local living is the only hope for weathering the economic, environmental, and social storms facing our nation. Where do we go when the going gets tough? We return to family, to our community, and we reconnect with nature.
PLEASE GIVE US YOUR INPUT!
The Muffin Mafia aside, showcasing your talents at your local Farmer’s Market can be both financially and spiritually rewarding.
What you learn by traveling is that nowhere is perfect, but perhaps you could take the best of every place you go and incorporate it into your life. A great combination would be to possess the love for life and fun of a Latina, the freedom of an American, and the passion for children, family and spirituality of an Islamic woman.
It was challenging running round in a blanket trying to outsmart the plucky ladies, but fortunately, like all domesticated animals, they stay in a pack and knew the way home. Thus begins another day at the Estancia Rio Verde.
When it comes to the local food discussion George borders on being an *&^hole through his distortions and oversimplifications. Why do we want local food? So we have a working landscape that can provide nourishment for our communities (not condos for rich people to vacation in).
“Food is central to the debate on the environment, development, trade and globalization- but the potential for food choices to change the world should not be overestimated. The idea of saving the world by shopping is appealing, but tackling climate change, boosting development and reforming the global trade system will require difficult political choices.”
In the spirit of cooperation rather than competition, 4800 small-scale farmers, breeders and artisan food producers, 1000 chefs, and 400 academics, writers and policy makers from every continent worked toward a common goal of good, clean, and fair food.
I’m not a famous chef, an artisan food producer or a wine expert. I’m someone living in the middle of the American Farm crisis, I’m terrified by the obesity epidemic, I love to cook for my family and I am desperate to help save what little cultural diversity has thus far survived globalization.
I had always been a follower. I was honored to realize I was now considered one of the leaders.
The Italians love food enough they never got themselves in the mess we have. But surely we are creative enough to get ourselves out of it?