Farm-to-table restaurants are all the rage at the moment. You may not be about to make your own garden into a dairy and veggie patch, but you can bring those same delicious principals into your own kitchen too… and net all the benefits of tastier, fresher produce…
- Opt for quality: Farm-to-table espouses the idea of using local, fresh produce grown with love. Explore your local farmer’s market, and support local butcheries. You’ll receive delightful quality and be supporting local industry too.
- Sweat the small stuff: It’s not just about meat and veggies! Use the same criteria for picking fresh herbs, fragrant spices, and your butters and oils.
- Seasonal and local: These are the 2 watchwords of the farm-to-table ethos, so opt for in-season produce that’s grown locally and experience the taste benefit.
- Start small: If you want to take it a step further and grow your own, it’s ok to start small. Fresh herbs on your kitchen windowsill, or some veggie plants on the stoep, will all provide delightful additions to your pantry.
Exploring the taste sensations of local, lovingly produced food can renew your taste buds and help you create gorgeous, sustainable dishes the whole family will love.