It might be fun to indulge in a lavish meal at an international restaurant every now and then but locavore eating is a better way of eating. Delicious food that is grown and cooked locally could help prevent global warming and climate change.
What’s the big deal anyway?
Eating locally has been around for as long as human beings have been cooking food. However, the concept of locavore eating is fairly new. As globalisation became a common phenomenon, more people began resorting to eating imported foods. The main reason is that these foods tend to be cheaper than locally grown produce. They also provide consumers with the opportunity to eat certain fruits and vegetables that are not in season in their areas. However, this practice has catastrophic consequences for the environment, so more people are becoming aware of the importance of eating food that has been grown closer to home. These kinds of foods promote sustainable living, improve CO2 levels in your region while also being better for your health. However, the best part about eating seasonal local foods is taste. Nothing is fresher or as tasty as a tomato grown on the farm close to your home or within a 100 km radius as is the principle of locavore eating.
The preparation of local meals
The key aspect of locavore eating is where the food is grown. Farmers often produce a wide variety of different fruits and vegetables throughout the year. When food is grown locally, it is also more likely to be free from the harmful pesticides, herbicides and preservatives designed to keep it fresh while being shipped across the globe. Sustainable farmers are also more likely to make use of organic farming methods as this cuts production costs. Once the food is grown, it is packed and distributed to local restaurants, grocery stores and farmer’s markets. So chefs and home cooks alike can pick up their delectable ingredients for a fraction of the cost. This food is then prepared and served to diners, so this is definitely getting close to farm-to-table living.
Accentuate the flavours
Depending on what your meal consists of, you may want to opt for a bottle of biodiverse wine or beer that has been brewed at a local distillery. This way you are continuing the spirit of locavore eating as well as supporting local businesses so that this trend can continue to thrive.
Treat yourself to a local meal today
One of the very best ways to take part in a locavore eating lifestyle is to go to your nearest Singaporean restaurant. Here you can enjoy the superb local ingredients and flavours that are culturally appreciated as predominantly Singaporean. Remember to place an order at your nearest grocery store to keep your fridge stocked with local treats.