by Manuela Ch
This month ManuelaCh tells us about Locavores:
“a locavore is someone who is committed to eating food that is grown or produced within 100 kilometres of their homes. And all for what?Â To lower the environmental impact of our eating habits. Locally grown food is fresher and better tasting and by reducing the shipping distances of the food we eat we can reduce our CO2 emissions footprint” – Ecoblog
Ã€ la cartÂ is the new series of illustrations by manuelaCh intended for our or not magazine readers. The series has been conceived as a list of courses on a customer menu, which can be selected at the discretion of the guest reader.
Each illustration represents a contemporary eating behavior (vegetarianism, veganism, meat-eating-ism, raw foodism, reducetarianism and so on) and wonders not only about the underlying values but also about the deep needs and feelings associated with each of these behaviours.
And here we are, at your own discretion, with a vegan starter full of compassionate tears, with a meditative and peaceful vegetarian first course, with some stubborn boiled pork loin or some sweet “junk food”, desperateÂ andÂ lonely…