Ethicurean  \eth•i•kur•ee•an\ n. (adj.)  A person who seeks out tasty foods and ingredients that are sustainable, ethical, local, and/or organic. Originally coined by the blog of the same name; can also be used descriptively.


Sample usage: “Hey, Sallie. What are you going to do on your big trip to Oregon next week?” “Oh, Bob, I’m so excited! Portland has so many great restaurants, serving dishes like grass-fed beef with local produce—I can’t wait to get my ethicurean on.”

This article originally appeared in Plenty in February 2008. This story was added to MNN.com.

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