The prospect of eating strictly locally during August has got both me and BH&CC thinking a lot about menu planning. I've been doing a little Googling of regional rice (California rice comes from Colusa, just barely outside the 100-mile limit) and beans (hah: Rancho Gordo in Napa, as well as Phipps Ranch in Pescadero), and Jen at Life Begins at 30 has a nifty list of local farmers of fresh produce, meat, cheese and oils at her site. (It's actually a little incomplete -- didn't see any mention of McEvoy olive oil from Petaluma, which will surely sustain me through the month; I practically drink the stuff daily -- or cheeses from Cowgirl Creamery in Point Reyes Station. I'm also researching local cured olives; will post what I find out.)
Anyway, it's been fun thinking about strictly local. Oh, we have beer and wine, too, from Marin, Sonoma and Napa! It'll be so easy.
So what did we have for lunch today? Well, it's still July, right? And there are pantry items to winnow. Evil, vile, non-local foodstuffs that must either be consumed or pitched.
Voila, le Chili de Dennison's aux Saltines. Topped with Trader Joe's cheddar cheese from Monrovia, CA. Doused with Cholula sauce from Texas. Consumed with a quaff of Bud Light.
Expect to see more scary food over the next 10 days. Aux barricades!