Simple, Good, and Tasty in the Star Tribune

Image Credit: David Joles, Star TribuneImage Credit: David Joles, Star TribuneI was delighted to find myself quoted in the Star Tribune this morning, in an article entitled: "Making the local food movement accessible." The article, by Hayley Tsukayama, is all about how to eat local food on a student's budget, and includes terrific advice from Lucia Watson from Lucia's, Tracy Singleton from the Birchwood Cafe, and Jennette Turner. Here's an excerpt from the article:

Lee Zukor is the self-proclaimed instigator of the Minneapolis-based website "Simple, Good and Tasty." He's easing into the locavore movement, as well, and knows it can be a bit overwhelming. The best way to start, he said, is by choosing one thing and buying it local. "You could say, 'From now on, I'm only going to buy local eggs,' and let yourself go on the rest."

What matters, he said, is not how much local food you buy, but that you're thinking about the impact of buying local foods. Pick whatever's most important to you -- eggs, meat, dairy, produce-- and buy it from local farms. Then, even if it's a bit more expensive, it's easy to adjust the rest of your food budget around that product.

I can't take all of the credit for that little nugget, having learned it from Tracy and Lucia themselves. Still, I'm tickled to be mentioned alongside some of the city's most respected - and best - local food thinkers. The entire article is well worth the read, and you can see it here.