From the Farm to Your Freezer, L.A.'s Best Sorbet
Tucked into the back of the kitchen at Groundwork Coffee in Venice is a little operation of major inspiration. Two locals have set out to share their love of dessert through sorbet made from locally sourced organic fruit and the results are not just amazingly sweet and tasty, but encouraging to the state of the growing social awareness of what we eat.
"There's so many misconceptions out there about food and the biggest thing for me is really asking where your food source is coming from. Is it raw? Is it cooked? Is it organic? Is it not? Is it local? Then you start deciphering if it's good for you. The nutritional value is important, but it's more all about your ingredients," explained Kippy Miller of Truly Raw Gourmet as she prepared some of her creamy coconut sorbet one Friday night a few weeks ago. "Some people just look and say, 'oh my gosh, it's got 150 calories!' but they don't see where their calories come from."
Kippy's creations for Truly Raw Gourmet are likely to stick out when you're shopping at Whole Foods or at Co-opportunity in Santa Monica. 9 oz. glass jars with home-printed labels are not the usual sight among the well-designed corporate packages. And it's not just that which sticks out, it's the names of the treats: Apple Pie, Chai, Pumpkin Persimmon, Coconut, Strawberry Lemonade and Chocolate Cappuccino, among others.