Katherine Anne Porter: Southern Author and Serial Locavore...

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     “You waste life when you waste good food.” – Katherine Anne Porter, “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall”      I’m as big a fan of fresh veggies as the next gal, but here’s something I noticed on my last farmer’s market binge: You can’t utter the words “eat local” these days without sounding political. A tad smug, too. And with all the recent press about food miles and CSAs, it’s easy to forget that not too long ago, eating local was just…eating. Back then, refraining from mid-winter mangoes wasn’t a micropolitical statement. It was a like-it-or-not reality.      Southern author Katherine Anne Porter lived in that reality. But as I discovered recently in her archives at the University of Maryland, Porter brought to the necessity of eating local an M.O. that will feel familiar...

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