The standard reaction when you tell someone that you are writing a book about supper clubs is for them to want to tell you about their type of supper club. In writing the book I had to cut the number of types of clubs off at five. It got to the point where if I didn’t limit it I would never finish the book.
The latest type of club we learned about was a “Locavore” club. A Locavore is someone who eats only locally grown or produced foods. So the Locavore club involves menus that include only items that are locally sourced.
Sounds like a fun type of club, especially in the summer. In Memphis we are lucky to have a great farmers market. You can get all kinds of amazing produce. You also will find local beef and pork purveyors. Occasionally, there is a truck that offers gulf shrimp, crayfish, crab and red fish. One of challenges of sourcing locally is you are never quite sure what you will find.
Local is a great concept as we try to eat healthier. I won’t digress along the same lines as I did in a previous post on Healthy Menus: The short story is that local is viewed as good. Processed foods are perceived as bad. The reality is somewhere in the middle.
Reminds me of story of when we visited my cousins who live in Hawaii. They live in the Kipahulu valley near Hana on Maui. It is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. One night we were going to a neighborhood party and my cousin’s husband Rich asked me if my kids smoked marijuana. I told him that they had told me they didn’t but they were in college and…
I had recently been in a car accident while on a business trip using a rental car. Our company policy required that I get tested for drugs. The test involved taking a hair sample. Rich then explained: “Well if they used that test in this valley you might be the only one to pass as drug free. And, by the way you might want to skip the brownies tonight”.
I am sure the brownies were local and maybe there is a hope for a sequel to my book.
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