Is it funny or irritating that the media from outside Altadena are so jaw-droppingly dumbfounded to find we’re actually engaged in activities that coincide with a trendy movement?
“How can it be,” they gasp, “when Altadena is miles away from Silverlake!”
Yeah, well, we may not be Silverlake, but we're not exactly Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, either. (Not to cast aspersions on Moose Jaw, for all I know they may also raise their own chickens.)
Of course, the root of the problem is that those Altadenans who have always grown their own produce and hatched their own eggs never took the time to coin a word for it. They never called themselves, for instance, “Locavores.” (Locavore, soon to replace “awesome” as the most overused word in the English language. It's not all bad news, though, if it puts an end to "foodie.")
In any case, the paparazzi are at it again and Altadena is featured in Bon Appetit.