The Purpose of Eating Seasonally

Healthy Bay Area Catering Tips Between searching for the best catering in the Bay Area to throw a grand party for your parent’s 50th anniversary; or exploring wedding catering options to help with your best friend’s upcoming nuptials, you've probably been hearing a lot of hype about “seasonal eating.” What is this trend, exactly? What are the advantages?   Here's the basic idea: you prepare and eat foods that are appropriate and that grow best during a particular season. In the summer, for instance, snack on sun-ripened fruits like blackberries and cherries. In the fall, use gourds like pumpkin and squash. Etc. This philosophy may sound somewhat trendy, but we actually evolved to eat this way. In fact, only for the last 150 years (give or take) have we had the luxury to eat “non-seasonally,” because our transportation, refrigeration, and international commerce systems allowed us to defy nature.   But there are some very good reasons to return to a seasonal eating paradigm. 1. You can find the freshest, most flavorful ingredients at great prices. Let's say you're fond of eating local strawberries. You'll get a better and cheaper selection now than you will in the middle of winter. The foods you eat seasonally will have been freshly plucked from...

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