I love this article in today’s Herald discussing the diet and appetites of today’s Australian vs our great grandparents. The article goes on to discuss food security, eating locally and only eating food your great grandmother would recognise.
This also brings us to a book being released later in the year called Food Shock. Written by Dianne Loughnan, the book delves in to the way Australian food is grown, sprayed and ferried around the country for large supermarket chains. It’s a little disturbing to read about the journey of the humble tomato. A patient of mine has written an interesting review on her blog, entitled, funnily enough, Two Modern Cavewomen, which is exactly the food philosophy this article and book are discussing.
Read the Food Shock review, then grab the book, and once you do, you’ll never look at food the same way again. Wherever possible, buy organic. If you can’t, the farmers market is your best bet. The Central Coast has an organic food co-op called FIG, big on finding as much local produce as possible, and it’s all either organic or chemical free.
There are also farmers markets held at each end of the Central Coast. The Entrance Farmers Market is in Memorial Park on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month. Avoca Beach growers market is held once a month ont he 1st Sunday of the month.