If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you know how I feel about eating locally. Not only do I support local restaurants as much as possible, but I also go to the farmers’ market a few times a month to stock up on local produce, meats and cheeses. I feel strongly that we should all be doing our part to decrease our carbon footprint and bring money to our local economies. That said, I try to stay up-to-date on the subject, so when an opportunity arises to add to my knowledge, I jump at it. This includes reading articles and books and watching documentaries or television shows, which is what today’s post is about.
There’s a show on PBS called Live Green Tennessee that shares with its viewers how to live greener, more healthy lives by interviewing local farmers, gardeners, and neighbors. On tonight’s episode, Franklin’s own Chef Jason McConnell, the owner of Red Pony, SOL, and 55 South, will be the guest host! He’ll be discussing the use of local products and their benefits as well as demonstrating how to make cornmeal catfish, local goat cheese grits, and green tomato chow chow. Tune in tonight or set your DVR so you don’t miss it!