Thursday, November 15, 2007

Word of the Year

I heard on NPR today that the Oxford English Dictionary Word of the Year for 2007 is Locavore. Four women in San Francisco are credited with coining the phrase (

Talk about jump-starting the effort to raise people's awareness!

I find it ironic though, that this phrase came out of San Francisco. How hard can it be in California to restrict your diet to a 100 mile radius? I can eat more easily from their foodshed here in Connecticut than I can from my own--especially at this time of year. In my local Stop & Shop, the produce aisles are filled with the great California Bounty (unless they're growing avacados and pistachios in Massachussetts these days).

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