Updated: Sep 8, 2022
Local food is the latest trend in dieting, and for good reason. There are many benefits to eating foods that are grown locally: typically fresher produce, more eco-friendly because they don't have to travel as far by vehicle or plane, better for your health because you know where it came from and can control what goes into it. But how do you create a meal with a local flair? Follow these 5 steps!
1. Find out what's in season
My favorite time of the year is when fall rolls around. Cooking with squash, apples, pumpkin pie spice mix or any other autumnal flavors makes my house smell warm and cozy.
2. Try new recipes that are unique to your region
When you're feeling adventurous, try new recipes that are unique to your region and experiment with different ingredients. This will help keep things fresh in the kitchen! You'll be surprised at how many delicious dishes come out of this process as well; just look on Pinterest for a wealth of ideas.
3. Visit the local farmers market
You get to know the farmers by seeing them every week at the local market. It's like you're getting a preview of what they'll be growing next season and it helps you plan your meals for when those foods are in season.
4. Grow your own herbs and vegetables
Planting your own vegetables provides a sense of satisfaction not found in any other way. Growing something you can eat and cook is the perfect combination for those who want to be healthy while still enjoying good food!
5. Cook together with friends or family for an even more rewarding experience!
Cooking in groups has many benefits including social interaction, creativity, better tasting food as well as more motivation when it comes time to clean up after dinner's over!
You don't have to be a chef or spend hours in the kitchen for your next get-together. When you book one of our personal chefs, they can plan, shop, and prepare all the food ahead of time so that when it's party time you just need to enjoy yourself! And if you're not sure where to start with local fare, we know how to create a meal with flair. So what are you waiting for? Book now and make this season unforgettable!