New prasino head chef brings California food culture home
Lonnie Liming took over in late April as executive chef at prasino in downtown La Grange. Liming grew up in Ohio, but spent the past nine years in San Francisco where he witnessed (and participated in) the local and organic food movement that is dominating the West Coast. After returning to the Midwest, Liming couldn’t pass up a chance to help plant the food culture he so strongly believes in a little closer to home.
Suburban Life: How is the local and organic food movement developing?
Lonnie Liming: It's getting a whole lot bigger and a whole lot better. The California valley can pretty much provide what you want for 10 months a year, so it's easier to do [there], of course. There are farmers 10 miles down the road. You can go and pick your beats out of the ground if you want to. It's a little more difficult to do in the Midwest. It's a little more expensive. But the movement is starting to catch on.
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