Saturday, April 12, 2008

Converting the skeptical

Up until very recently, partner's buy-in to this whole local eating thing has been more along the lines of, "Well, if you fix something I don't like, please don't get pissy if I have a PBJ instead." But full buy-in now seems to be an attainable goal.

There's been a noticeable increase in appreciation for Home Cooked Meals being shown my way, as the number of meals that aren't based in part on convenience foods (or convenience cooking techniques) has substantially increased, so it's good to see a positive correlation factor going on there.

I'm learning that my Partner -- the person who lived on spam, packaged sweetrolls, coffee and cigarettes until we met almost 7 years ago -- actually likes things such as fresh veggies, stir fries, and brown rice (not that brown rice is local, but you get my general drift), and that certain veggies that get a "eww but I don't LIKE those" response (turnips) can be served anyway with positive results.

And we watched something on TV today that backed up what I'd been saying about the price to the environment on long-distance foods, and of course if it's on TV then it is more "true" than if I simply prattle on about it. ::rolling eyes::


valereee said...

Hi! I love this post. I run a blog carnival about eating locally -- would you be willing for me to include it? The explanation of the idea is at Looking Nearby For Food.

I'm adding you to my blogroll!


Leslie said...

Valareee, apparently I'm not getting email notice when someone comments - and I'd be delighted for you to include it!

And a big WOOT! for Cincinnati!! I'm a UC'80 graduate, lived there 75-83, still think Graeters is the best icecream ever made (or at least it was back then), and if you happened across an earlier post about belonging to a food co-op in college, it's the Cincinnati food coop (which I hope is still around!) back when it was still in Clifton before it moved to... Northside?

Anyway, not sure if you signed up for email responses, so I'll email you as well. Thanks for stopping by!!