Kristen Kornbluth

Kristen Kornbluth

Editor’s note: Per tradition, The Post and Courier food section is celebrating Lowcountry Local First’s monthlong Eat Local Challenge by featuring event participants in April’s Daily Digest columns. Challenge takers are asked to shift $10 or more of their weekly food budget to locally produced food; to learn more or take the pledge, visit

Kristen Kornbluth lives downtown.

So I got up kind of later than usual, and I don’t really have anything in my house right now, so my breakfast was a sugar cookie. My housemate made it, so it was not local ingredients, but it was locally made, I guess.

Lunch was a salad I put together before work, with spring mix, mushrooms, buffalo chicken lunch meat and sundried tomatoes. I ate that in the office.

And then for an afternoon snack, my boss and I had leftovers from The Park Café. It was a ricotta baguette. Then I went to The Daily and got an Americano.

We had our monthly Lowcountry Local First members mixer at The Cocktail Club, so at that we had food from Mercantile & Mash, which was deviled eggs and pulled pork biscuit sliders. There was also rose.

I’m definitely going to have to be mindful participating in the challenge, because as a busy college student, I just throw things together.

— as told to Hanna Raskin

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Food editor and chief critic

Eating all of the chicken livers just as fast as I can.