It's entirely possible to be a vegetarian in Porkopolis. Pop culture reporter Lauren Bishop blogs about products, recipes and restaurants she's tried for others who eat meat-free. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nicci King is an unabashed foodie and the Lifestyle/Food editor in The Enquirer's features department. She loves to discover new food faves, and she's on a daily quest to answer one burning question: What's for dinner? E-mail her at email@example.com.
Enquirer Weekend editor Julie Gaw tends to order the same dish every time she eats at a restaurant, but periodically ventures out to discover something new and fabulous. After living in China, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Thailand for more than 8 years, she craves tasty Asian food. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food/dining writer Polly Campbell loves every quirk and secret of Cincinnati's food personality, and is on a constant lookout for something good to eat. Keep an eye out for her restaurant picks, or see how she's progressing toward becoming famous for her apple pie. E-mail her at email@example.com.
Communities reporter Rachel Richardson is on a mission to prove vegetarians eat more than lettuce. She shares both her graduate work on American food culture and food-related news.. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eco-bags in, plastic out
The subject of eco-bags may be somewhat off-topic here, but hey, you gotta lug around food in something, right?The husband and I made the transition to using eco-bags last year out of environmental concerns. Who knew that one little, flimsy plastic bag could take more than 1,000 years to degrade? Added bonus: Kroger's credits you 5 cents for every bag you bring and use. San Francisco became the first city in America to ban the use of traditional plastic grocery bags last year, and New York is set to pass a bill requiring large stores and retail chains to collect and recycle plastic bags they give to shoppers. The growing trend seems to be eco-bags are in, and plastic out. In Great Britain and China, eco-bags have even become some what of a fashion statement - read more here and here.
Have you made the eco-bag switch? Why or why not?