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The Romance & Reality of Urban Food

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"The Romance & Reality of Urban Food

You sit down to a dinner of locally grown food, incredibly fresh and direct from the farmer, flavors bursting in your mouth. A meal doesn’t get much more satisfying or romantic than this.

And that romance is much of the attraction, but part of the problem. Local food isn’t just about the farmers and the consumers. It’s about land, costs, hard work, and a bunch of people we don’t think about but who are vital if this exuberant return to simpler values is to be sustainable.

If it fails, are we back to processed corn, sugar, and fruit rocks picked green in South America and ripened with ethylene gas? How do we keep your enjoyment in, and the well-meaning mistakes out?”

Chan Dara

310 North Larchmont Boulevard Los Angeles

WE’RE BAAAAACKKKK!!!! After a long break that we took from Tumblr, we have returned! And what better way to jump back into life than with some FUCKING AWESOME THAI FOOD!! Chan Dara is a cute little restaurant on the very trendy Larchmont block in Hancock Park. Larchmont is filled with your typical, over-priced, mediocre hipster restaurants (like the $6 Vegan  Cupcake Bakery of Disgrace and Torment), however, there are a few gems. Nestled a block away from Larchmont Proper, Chan Dara lies serving up a large menu of excellent Thai and Chinese food. 

Although it’s not the most authentic tasting Thai in Los Angeles, it gets the job done. Their menu is extensive enough that even those odd souls weary of Pad Thai can find one of the several dumplings or stir-frys offered there to satisfy their taste buds. The star dishes are the Spicy String Bean with Tofu, Peking Duck Dumpling and naturally, the Vegetable Pad Thai. They also make a pretty bitchin house-made Thai Tea. 

Atmosphere wise, it’s a cute afternoon lunch spot. The moderately quiet, indoor/outdoor environment is perfect for dates or work meetings. However I personally opt for takeout or FREE delivery. So if you’re in the neighborhood, but don’t feel like spending $17 for a tiny plate of American French food or $8 for a “gourmet” panini, check out Chan Dara where the portions and flavors will surely satisfy.

Price: 2 TONGUES

Ambiance: 4 TONGUES

Service: 3.5 TONGUES

Food: 4 TONGUES

Vegetarian Friendly: YES

Overall: 4 TONGUES


Kravin some Korean food

Kravin some Korean food

(Source: morethankimchi)

“The individual examples of world-class athletes who consume vegetarian diets lend credibility to these findings. Dave Scott, six time winner of the IronMan Triathlon is undisputedly one of today’s greatest triathletes. He is vegetarian. Edwin Moses, an Olympic Gold Medalist, went eight years without ever being defeated in the 400 meter hurdles. He is also vegetarian. Even in bodybuilding, there are world-class vegetarians. Bill Pearl and Andreas Cahling have placed among the top in national and international competition.”

FARMER’S MARKET FRIDAY!! Check out Venice’s CFM because let’s be real, who doesn’t love eating fresh fruit on the beach?

FARMER’S MARKET FRIDAY!! Check out Venice’s CFM because let’s be real, who doesn’t love eating fresh fruit on the beach?

positive-press-daily:

 Farmers in Mauritius take to fair trade

In finding a way to survive a 36 percent cut in sugar prices, Mauritian farmers are not only exporting a variety of fruit and vegetables to the European Union, but they have also begun farming in a more environmentally sustainable way.
This is because a large number of farmers here on this Indian Ocean island have become fair trade certified. Fair trade is a social movement that promotes just terms for farmers and workers and encourages sustainability in the developing world. Fair trade certified products also usually command a higher price than regular ones because of the high standards and ethics involved in producing them.
Mauritius is one of Africa’s largest sugar exporters to Europe, and most of its refined sugar is exported to the EU. But when the sugar price fell over a period of three years by a total of 36 percent at the end of 2010, small farmers here realised that they could still earn a good income and do so in a way that would protect the small island’s environment from harmful fertilisers and chemicals.
“Our income was dwindling. So it was better to be fair trade certified to earn some more money,” said farmer Keshoe Parsad Chattoo.

(click-through for full story)

positive-press-daily:

Farmers in Mauritius take to fair trade

In finding a way to survive a 36 percent cut in sugar prices, Mauritian farmers are not only exporting a variety of fruit and vegetables to the European Union, but they have also begun farming in a more environmentally sustainable way.

This is because a large number of farmers here on this Indian Ocean island have become fair trade certified. Fair trade is a social movement that promotes just terms for farmers and workers and encourages sustainability in the developing world. Fair trade certified products also usually command a higher price than regular ones because of the high standards and ethics involved in producing them.

Mauritius is one of Africa’s largest sugar exporters to Europe, and most of its refined sugar is exported to the EU. But when the sugar price fell over a period of three years by a total of 36 percent at the end of 2010, small farmers here realised that they could still earn a good income and do so in a way that would protect the small island’s environment from harmful fertilisers and chemicals.

“Our income was dwindling. So it was better to be fair trade certified to earn some more money,” said farmer Keshoe Parsad Chattoo.

(click-through for full story)

(via exclusively-positive-press)

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The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.

Mahatma Ghandi

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Published on Mar 27, 2012 by HealthHappensHere

This film tells the story of a South Los Angeles edible garden planted in a surprising spot. Ron Finley, its planter, constructed the garden the way he wishes his neighborhood could be. And his vision of repurposing unused open space, like that of many others working together on urban agriculture in our city, should inspire us all, and remind us of how, with a little creativity of vision, and willingness to get our hands dirty, we can remake spaces defined by asphalt and dead grass into productive places of beauty.

(Source: nicolas-navarro)

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