These are just a few of the great books I've been collecting over the past few years that have helped me get a handle on how to 'green' my grocery list. The books are just part of my teaching arsenal I'm preparing for a brand-new, online course starting next week through the Culinary Arts Department of UBC's Continuing Studies.
When I was a kid I didn't have to worry too much about where my food came from, most if it came from our backyard! My mom and dad were especially good at growing tomatoes, as you can see in this photo, which was taken sometime in the late '60's, I think.
These days, when additives and processed foods fill shopping carts, many of us are now choosing to purchase organic vegetables, or sustainably-caught fish, what do words like 'organic' and 'sustainable' really mean? In my course, Greening Your Grocery List, I'll help you discover the true meaning of the words used to market a meal or the products in your grocery store. I'll get you to delve into the mysterious world of labeling, advertising and carbon footprints. While there is some reading to do every week, the fun part of the course is when I send you beyond your computer screen to ask some to some of your own investigations at farmers markets, the butcher shop, fish mongers and more. Your findings will be shared with other students in online forums.
The course runs April 13th to May 11th and I'd love to have you along for the ride. And if you think you are already up on your sustainable shopping, why not tell a friend you know who is trying to change their eating lifestyle? The cost is just $225 plus tax, you can just click here to register.