The guys were off the farm and joyfully waiting to be served many courses of good local food. It was a good time. Last night, Nicolas was invited to speak at Duck’s Cosmic Kitchen as part of a series of local-only meals that locavore, Virginia Dupree, has been organizing for three years, with Duck’s help. There is always a waiting list. It all started with an email to her friends to gage interest in eating an all-local meal at a local restaurant. The response was huge and immediately grew to include many more people than just those she knew. Now, these dinners always have a long waiting list. This is so much a reflection of Virginia’s enthusiasm but also of this particular town. Decatur, GA is pretty wonderful. Our meal was too – tomato pie, Nicolas’ greens in a salad with local cheese, local, humane-certified steak with Vidalia onion rings, orange and red watermelon with blueberry sorbet.
I feel inspired to share more of my own local meals here. We had a great one tonight (though with many fewer courses). A medley of many to come soon, as well as a tutorial with Helen about seed-saving.