Friday, July 9, 2010

Locovores Gone Wild

Posted By on Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 3:12 PM


Are you a loco locovore? Take our official quiz. During the past year, have you:

1.)Snubbed beef raised on a ranch you haven’t personally visited?
2.)Fashioned kitchen shelves reclaimed from a nearby barn?
3.)Cold-clocked a dude for allowing non-local pigs into an exclusive culinary contest?

If you’re Portland restaurateur Eric Bechard, you'll proudly check “yes” on all three.

Today, Northwest Food News posted a link to the The New York Times article “The Pride and Prejudice of ‘Local,’” which peers into the often-contradictory world of die-hard buy-localites in Portland.

“'I don’t even go to Stumptown,’ said Paul Sykes, who makes bike fenders and bottle holders out of wood. ‘I go to a more local place.’

Not that Mr. Sykes opposes growth. Most of his business comes from the Internet.

‘I sell these things all over the world,’ he said of his products. ‘That’s the only way I can make any money.’”

Want the lowdown on locomania and pork-provoked pulled punches? Read the full article here.

Want to join in on the discussion? On Thursday, July 15 at 8:30 p.m., Idaho Public Television will host a discussion on eating local on their program Dialogue.

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