Thursday, April 27, 2006

Desi foods and air mileage

Vegetables like lean eggplant, curry leaf, bitter gourd, snake gourd, coconuts travel a distance of around 13,000+ miles to reach the dinner tables of Desis here in the US! And in the debate of globalization Vs. global warming, local foods can save a lot of fossil fuel while brining in significant revenue to Indian farmers. While we leave this debate to economists, can we naturalize some of the more local vegetables to Indian recipes?

2 comments:

Suman Varanasi said...

But i think vegetables like Bracoli are coming to india also in the same way from US i guess?? But i am not sure.. What is your comment on this then?

I had Bracoli fried rice in a hotel in Bangalore??

Anonymous said...

"brocolli" and not "bracoci"