My name is Anabelle Harari, otherwise known as your Local Belle.
Welcome to my blog!
I started this blog in response to the overwhelming amount of information I was hearing and experiencing about the state of our environment and how agriculture plays a major role in that. After reading up on the issues of climate change, greenhouse gases, factory farms, increased childhood obesity, the fast food industry, the big-agriculture industries, food access, nutrition (both in the U.S. and internationally)- I realized that all of these issues were highly interconnected and interdependent on one another.
In my experiences working with inner city youth and urban gardening, I came to the realization that local food was my answer to the world’s problems. I strongly believe buying food that is locally grown and harvested, supporting local businesses and strengthening your local economy.
I also believe that by staying true to one’s local gastronomic traditions (wherever that may be), we have a stronger chance of preserving what has worked well for communities for generations- before fast food was the go-to norm. I believe in eating whole foods, sharing age-old recipes, gathering with friends, family or as a community to share a meal together and simplifying food to be wholesome, nutritious and delicious.
If you’ve reached my blog, you’re probably a person who loves food. Whether you are interested in hearing stories of food exploration from across the globe, want to find a new recipe or hear updates on whats going on in the food politics realm, I am here to share my experiences with you. Whether it is hearing the stories of farmers, restaurant owners, chefs or simply sharing the amazing meal I had, the intention remains the same: eat local, buy local.
I encourage you to connect with me on twitter or email me with any questions, thoughts or comments: anabelleharari[at]gmail[dot]com
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