If you have been keeping tabs on tv or on the newsstands lately, "living locally" has shown up in a few of my favorite places.
Last week's episode of Top Chef focused on local produce & protein from Napa Valley, CA. The contestants were challenged to create a menu use only local ingredients, except for a bit of salt & pepper. Top Chef is a perfect venue to get the word out for living locally. Check out Bravo for a repeat of the episode if you missed it.
And if you find yourself at a local bookstore, pick up a copy of Los Angeles Magazine. December's issue features local vendors in Los Angeles. Not all products are made with materials grown or produced in So-cal, but this is a good start in promoting local businesses and handmade goods.