Why we cook the way we do

The LOKAL Manifesto

I believe that he who sows utopia will reap reality.
— Carlo Petrini - Founder of SlowFood, italy

Living and cooking in Jesi and Colorno Italy, shaped how I look at food.  When one cooks with the idea that your food was grown or raised within a few kilometers, you begin to adapt your taste and expectation for what you are eating.  You do not eat a tomato in winter...they don't grown at that time. 

When I conceived LOKAL, I began by talking to farmers.  What do they grown year around?  How do they raise their crops.  Do they distribute outside of their county?  These answers shaped LOKAL's menu, a narrow vegan based menu who's ingredients we make.  We use no processed foods.