For those of you interested in heirloom varieties and regional food traditions, there’s an interesting article at the NY Times today and a comment board to go with it. Slow Food has a project called the Ark of Taste. The idea is that if you create a market for an endangered variety of fruit, vegetable, animal, cheese, etc, etc, then the market will convince people to grow or produce more it, thus saving it from extinction. This work is also done by a group called Renewing America’s Food Traditions (RAFT). There is a new book out on the subject by Gary Paul Nabhan. Of course I haven’t read it yet, but you can go to the Times to read about it. Here’s the link.
Sorry I don’t have more interesting things to add, but I was so excited that I just rushed to put this up so you all would go read the article and post to the comment board.