Metrocurean’s Second Blogiversary

It might not be quite as impressive as the Declaration of Independence's 231st anniversary, but Metrocurean turned a ripe 2 years old today. (And I thought all those fireworks were for me.)

Though this little milestone almost passed under my radar, I was reminded of it while talking to my mom about signs at the P Street Whole Foods heralding local produce (albeit, a limited selection). It was two years ago, on this blog's first day in the world, that I first noticed signs designating local produce at my neighborhood grocery store and wrote about it.

Two years later, the local food drumbeat is growing louder. Same goes for sustainable seafood, humanely raised animals and small farms. You could dismiss it as a trend, but our food industry is one of the few places that a single consumer dollar can provoke big changes. And we consumers are becoming ever more savvy about what we eat and where we spend our money.

If you're interested in learning more, I highly recommend Barbara Kingsolver's new book "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life" and Michael Pollan's "The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals." Both tackle similar food topics — grass-fed beef, the benefits of local food, and sustainability — but in different ways. I promise you won't look at dinner the same way again. And that's a good thing.

Thanks for all your comments and tips, and most of all, thanks for reading Metrocurean.

(Metrocurean photo of the Biltmore's kitchen garden in North Carolina.)


Michael said...

happy anniversary ... I know you help me keep in touch with this blossoming world of people passionately seeking good tasting food ... sourced with care and concern about sustainability and integrity. Not that many years ago, I worried about who was going to be making apple pies at the state fair if no one cooked any more at home. They may not be taking them to the fair, but your readers are dedicated to finding the best apple ... and know who is making the best pies in town. My faith is renewed. And I think Metrocurean does the best reporting of this phenomenon on the Washington food blog scene.

Shaw Rez said...

Congrats on another milestone! Your excellent writing and insightful reporting have, no doubt, helped me pack on some pounds since moving to D.C. Keep up the awesome work.

CMAC said...

Well done, Amanda. Keep it up.

FQ said...

Happy Blog Birthday, Metrocurean!

Anonymous said...

Mazel Tov!

MonkeyBoy said...

Congrats and keep up the great work! I love how you keep your readers in the know - it certainly has helped me "wow" my girlfriend a few times :)

Amanda said...

Thanks all!

natalie@theliquidmuse.com said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Your work is great - I can see why you're going strong!

xo Natalie