As he often does on Sunday morning, Gene was busy whipping up his yummy cheese and mushroom omelets today when his idle Sunday morning thoughts included:
Where does our breakfast come from?
So he read labels and discovered: our simple breakfast had ingredients from four continents.
- eggs - California (the town of Ripon not too far away - we could consider this local)
- milk - California (likely nearby, too)
- cheddar cheese - Vermont
- marmalade - Canada!
- bread - US-state unknown
- Parmesan cheese - Argentina (funny, right?)
- dried mushrooms - Italy
- salt and pepper - South Africa
I'll be walking down to one of our local Farmer's Markets in a bit, where I'll be buying local produce, maybe a piece of fresh fish or some artisan bread or cheese made here in California. And I'll be thinking how amazing it is to see where our food originates and how it travels the world to end up on our tables.