At its heart, The Locavore is a dynamic platform championing Doing Good Through Food across India.


MEET OUR PRODUCER PARTNERS

At The Locavore, we champion exceptional local produce by highlighting producers and farmers whose work we believe in, and telling their stories with honesty and nuance.


MILLET REVIVAL PROJECT

The Millet Revival Project, a collaboration between The Locavore and Rainmatter Foundation aims to reinvigorate India’s relationship with millets, combining in-depth research, community engagement, and impactful storytelling to highlight the grain’s health and ecological benefits.

QUICKSAND AND UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE

Future of Food, a comic produced in English and Kannada, is set in 2035. An exercise in imagination, it asks what hopeful, localised futures look like for communities—especially rural and indigenous farmers in India—who are often excluded from these imaginations because of the nature of innovation and technology.

THROVNICA CHANDRASEKAR

A fermented, porridge-like ragi drink offers more than just succour on a hot summer’s day. For most communities in Tamil Nadu, it is a means of sustenance. For Valli, it tastes best when had with leftover fish curry.

SAAHIL PAREKH, KARAN SHINGHAL, NANDINI AGARWAL, AND SHUVA RAHA

Flour Power, an excerpt from ‘Millet Mantra’, narrates the story of tenacious women entrepreneurs and collectives, and how processing ragi into flour paved the way for their independence, and that of the district’s to better nutrition.


RECIPES FROM THE LOCAVORE

What kind of recipes do you love most? At The Locavore, we savour recipes that celebrate the heritage and culture of different regions and communities across the Indian subcontinent, and ones that use local and seasonal ingredients imaginatively. Oh, and recipes that are paired with delicious stories — those are our favourite kinds!

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Green Prawns Pulao

Unlike most family-favourite recipes passed down through generations, Chryselle D’Silva Dias recalls the origins…
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Sasam Salad

This sasam salad from Slowtide, Goa combines the quintessential flavours of the Konkan and its summer produce.

FROM OUR COMMUNITY

These stories have been sourced from a growing network of passionate Locavores. Join us as we gather diverse stories, wade through local markets and farms, experiment with flavours, have conversations with experts from across fields, and get our hands dirty.

We’re always looking for lesser known recipes from across India, and the stories that inspire them. If you’d like to share a recipe that offers a glimpse into the culinary heritage of a specific community or culture, especially ones that are under-represented, we would love to hear from you.

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