Food glorious food
Although cooking for people I love and eating have always been amongst my favourite activities, I never imagined I'd find myself writing about food. But when I heard that the ingredients in a typical North American meal travel on average at least 1,500 miles from spade to plate I couldn't resist. I believe we need to totally reassess the impact of what we're putting into our mouths three times a day (if we're lucky) on the planet.
These days I'm likely to consult the food miles before the price of produce at the wonderful Ceres farmers market, where I shop. And although I'm a big city girl through and through - fifty kilometres beyond the CBD and I get breathless - I'm also spending more and more time planting heirloom vegetables, Indigenous edibles and anything else I can rescue from the possums and the snails in my small inner-city garden. Think the '70s British sit com 'The Good Life': Barbara Good - that's who I'm turning into.