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The Green Life: Eating Local in Winter: Regional Cuisine

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January 29, 2009

Eating Local in Winter: Regional Cuisine

Regional cuisine Depending on your region, maintaining a local diet all year long can either be a snap or a supreme challenge. This week we'll explore options for eating locally during the winter months.

Tip #4: Try Local Recipes

Traditional dishes tend to rely on local ingredients, so preparing regional recipes is a great way to connect with your area's history and culture. Get inspired by the Slow Food movement, which protects food heritage by promoting "good, clean, and fair" local cuisine. To be more of a locavore, buy from organic wineriesartisan cheesemakers, eco-friendly breweries, and sustainable restaurants close to where you live.

Share your tips: What is your region's local cuisine? Have you found ways to make healthier, greener versions of traditional dishes?

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