No buzzwords necessary

Illustration by Mark Stivers

The Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau is heavily marketing that the city was recently named “America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital.” By whom? By the SCVB themselves, of course, promoting that Sacramento is home to farms, farmers markets and restaurants that cook local produce. We can either gobble up this buzzword-heavy content, or alternately, we can thumb through the more objective food writing of the We Are Where We Eat group. According to its website, WAWWE consists of “journalists, geographers and historians,” who, thanks to a grant, write stories about Sacramento food growers, cooks and food experts. The group, which is supported by the Cal Humanities nonprofit group and the Sacramento Public Library, and is sponsored by Capitol Public Radio, will host an educational forum on Saturday, June 1, at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria (828 I Street). Visit for more details on the event.