Gourmet has put out a new restaurant guide, which you can find here. The focus this year is on the local, with the guide then broken down into sections (my personal favorite being “Meat Rules,” but I’m from the Midwest).

The magazine says that eating local has “caught on,” which maybe sounds a bit like fad-lingo (yes, I’m thinking whole-grain). Still, this does indeed gesture at our country’s growing concern with what we eat, and an increase in the demand for a local product. Catching on is good; hanging on is better.

Luckily, we now have a short guide that showcases farm-to-table programs that are working–and working deliciously. Taste is, after all, a large part of Slow Food, and sometimes it is nice to be reminded.

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