In the February issue of Bon Appétit magazine there is a special feature on 50 ways to eat green that presents some very simple changes anyone can make. Here are a few suggestions from their list:
* Eat more fair trade, organic chocolate.
* Roast a whole chicken - the idea is there is less packaging therefore less waste and you can use the bones for stock.
* Eat Alaskan wild salmon - according to the article Alaska sustainably tends to their salmon stocks
* Use the food processor less and the knife more - I get this. I really get this. It's chopping zen.
* Turn off the light when you leave the kitchen.
* Become a "locavore" - eating only locally grown or produced foods (this one is not so simple)
* Go to www.eatwellguide.org to find restaurants and markets that serve organic, sustainable and fresh food in your area.
* Make coffee at home - they suggest using a french press, I like the Bialetti Moka Express (big name for a very humble apparatus)
Go to the Green Fork Project website to find certified sustainable restaurants and markets in Memphis, to learn about what sustainability is and what the Green Fork Project is, of course. Miss Cordelia's in Harbor Town Square is currently undergoing the certification process. Tsunami in Midtown is already certified.