The traditional foods movement is a fad-free approach to cooking that emphasizes nutrient-dense, real food, and values quality, environment, and community over the convenience of processed, additive-laden products. Based on the research of Weston A. Price, who studied the diets of indigenous peoples to understand the relationship between nutrition and health, a traditional foods diet avoids processed ingredients, but allows meat, animal fat, and grains. It embraces cultured dairy, such as kefir and yogurt, fermented foods, such as sauerkraut and kombucha, and organ meats that are packed with vitamins and minerals. It also celebrates locally grown foods. By choosing ingredients from nearby sources, you create a stronger connection to your food, and have a better understanding what you’re eating and how it was produced.