Food resolutions

illustration by MARK STIVERS

It’s time to pick out resolutions that, for the most part, we’ll probably give up in another week or two, like those gym memberships we buy in January and cancel in February. If you’re looking for easy resolutions that revolve around food, I offer the following suggestions. First, visit the farmers’ market. It gets you out of the house, supports local farmers, encourages you to eat healthy and seasonally, and is completely affordable. Second, eat at small, local restaurants. Whether you plan to eat at the lauded Hawks, the inspiring Plates Café and Catering or the humble Thai Cottage Restaurant, it’s good to support your neighborhood eateries. Finally, take a cooking class. Whole Foods, the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op, Taylor’s Market, Napoli Café & Wine Bar and various other grocery stores, schools and restaurants offer classes to help you improve your culinary skills. It’s a resolution that’s practical and engaging.