About this blog

This blog was created during my senior year of college at American University, as part of an independent study on sustainable food production. I intended for it to be a place I would discuss insight and developments with regard to agribusiness, aquaculture, water, small and big organic and nutrition as it relates to “real” food. Ultimately, it transformed into an extended ‘thesis’ of sorts on sustainable food production, for a study I undertook with the guidance of my professor, Terry Sankar.

It now serves as my motivation and my inspiration for cooking locally and eating mindfully. Restaurant reviews, ‘recipes,’ food news, local (Washington, DC) area events is the focus.

Some fine print:

  1. Not a nutritionist. – While I may discuss the nutritional side of food, please keep in mind I am not a nutritionist or licensed to give any advice of that sort. That being said, I think what I’ll have to say is based on knowledge I receive from legitimate sources and generally trustworthy. One day though, maybe I will be licensed…
  2. My recipes can be vague. – This is not a food journal. I post meals I prepare and offer the ‘recipe’–which is often adapted from one I found online, which I attribute.
  3. Photography. – The photos on this blog, unless otherwise stated and attributed, have been taken by me. If you want to use any photo you see in this site, please shoot me an email at kelly.a.barrett [at] gmail.com — I would love for you to use my photos, but would like to know where you do and be credited. In case you’re wondering, I shoot with a Canon Rebel Xt 8.0 megapixel. She’s an old girl, but she serves me well. I use a standard 18-55mm lens and a 50mm macro for the food/other close-up photography.
  4. Contact. Please leave me a comment or shoot me an email to get in touch. Again, it’s kelly.a.barrett [at] gmail.com

3 responses to this post.

  1. I saw your URL and read it as “Lo Cal Foodie” and rolled my eyes but once I clicked over, I realized I LOVE it since it’s LOCAL. I’m in the process of reading “Omnivore’s Dilemma” and while I’ve heard many of these arguments before, refreshing my mind again has been eye-opening. I’m just feeling a bit overwhelmed right now without much local produce being that it’s March. Anyway, I read through a bunch of your posts and love the blog! Thanks for good info!

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  2. I saw your URL and read it as “Lo Cal Foodie” and rolled my eyes but once I clicked over, I realized I LOVE it since it’s LOCAL. I’m in the process of reading “Omnivore’s Dilemma” and while I’ve heard many of these arguments before, refreshing my mind again has been eye-opening. I’m just feeling a bit overwhelmed right now without much local produce being that it’s March. Anyway, I read through a bunch of your posts and love the blog! Thanks for good info!
    +1

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  3. Hey there! This is kind of off topic but I need some advice from an established blog. Is it very hard to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty quick. I’m thinking about making my own but I’m not sure where to start. Do you have any ideas or suggestions? Cheers

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