At The Locavore, we strongly believe in the power of communities to create enduring change. Which is why one of our aims is to build and nurture a community of like-minded people who are looking to do good through food—whether it means archiving a forgotten recipe, reducing food waste, or supporting a farmer. Here are some ways in which you can contribute at present.
Pitch us a story
The Locavore is looking for original food stories with nuanced and varied perspectives. Thematically, we would like to explore anything that hasn’t been excessively covered, or offer our community a new way to see an old subject. In terms of voice and tone, we are drawn to narratives that are rooted in a slightly fluid way of storytelling, as opposed to a strictly objective style. We like stories in which the presence of the storyteller can be felt. Descriptions, impressions, incidents from along the way, and interesting anecdotes are all welcome. In essence, we are looking to build a home for food stories that offer insights into how different people live.
We publish stories told through text, photographs, videos and illustrations—depending on what format and medium works best.
Currently, we are keen on publishing stories:
- Of regional cuisines and local ingredients that are under-represented in mainstream media
- Which tie together food and culture in unique and interesting ways
- That explore the future of food in the Indian context
Here is what we are not interested in publishing:
- Restaurant reviews
- Profiles of professional chefs
- Generic stories without a clear point of view
If you have a story that fits, please write to us at email@example.com with your name, a short bio, samples of your writing, and a short paragraph outlining your story idea.
Share a recipe
We’re always looking for lesser known recipes, and ones with a strong story. In a country with such a rich and diverse culinary heritage, we are counting on support from our community to build a bank of recipes that reflects India’s plurality. The rarer a recipe is, the more excited we are! We invite recipes in the form of text, audio, photos, and videos.
The Locavore is looking for recipes that:
- Bring local and seasonal ingredients into the spotlight
- Offer a glimpse into the culinary heritage of a specific community or culture, especially ones that are under-represented
- Uncommon and in need of being archived for a larger audience
Submit a recipe to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘Recipe Contribution’.
At The Locavore, we’re always looking to expand our ways of thinking. If you would like to give us feedback about our content, or point us to a perspective that you think we haven’t covered yet, please write to us at email@example.com. In order for this to be meaningful, we request you to be respectful of our writers, and keep it friendly.