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Costa Rica Goes Locavore – NYTimes.com September 26, 2012

Posted by sandyclaus in Food Culture.
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The locavore trend has official support. The country’s Club de la Gastronomía Epicúrea recently proposed a national plan to promote local ingredients and more healthful eating. Its president, Alfredo Echeverría, said that Costa Rica’s restaurant scene has exploded in recent years thanks to a growing class of young professionals who eat out more often. He said the plan is a response to a “globalization of taste.”

“The problem is when you have franchises duplicating, repeating,” he said. “It’s not a problem if you want to use the same recipe all over the world. But use local ingredients.”

via Costa Rica Goes Locavore – NYTimes.com.

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