The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating

November 13, 2007|
The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating by Alisa Smith
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The remarkable, amusing and inspiring adventures of a Canadian couple who make a year-long attempt to eat foods grown and produced within a 100-mile radius of their apartment.

When Alisa Smith and James MacKinnon learned that the average ingredient in a North American meal travels 1,500 miles from farm to plate, they decided to launch a simple experiment to reconnect with the people and places that produced what they ate. For one year, they would only consume food that came from within a 100-mile radius of their Vancouver apartment. The 100-Mile Diet was born.

The couple’s discoveries sometimes shook their resolve. It would be a year without sugar, Cheerios, olive oil, rice, Pizza Pops, beer, and much, much more. Yet local eating has turned out to be a life lesson in pleasures that are always close at hand. They met the revolutionary farmers and modern-day hunter-gatherers who are changing the way we think about food. They got personal with issues ranging from global economics to biodiversity. They called on the wisdom of grandmothers, and immersed themselves in the seasons. They discovered a host of new flavours, from gooseberry wine to sunchokes to turnip sandwiches, foods that they never would have guessed were on their doorstep.

The 100-Mile Diet struck a deeper chord than anyone could have predicted, attracting media and grassroots interest that spanned the globe. The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating tells the full story, from the insights to the kitchen disasters, as the authors transform from megamart shoppers to self-sufficient urban pioneers. The 100-Mile Diet is a pathway home for anybody, anywhere.
ALISA SMITH, a Vancouver-based freelance writer who has been nominated for a National Magazine Award, has been published in Outside, Explore, Canadian Geographic, Reader’ s Digest, Utne, and many other periodicals. The books Way Out There and Liberalized feature her work. J.B. MacKINNON''s most recent work of non-fiction is ...
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Title:The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:288 pages, 7.98 X 5.32 X 0.78 in
Shipping dimensions:288 pages, 7.98 X 5.32 X 0.78 in
Published:November 13, 2007
Publisher:Random House of Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780679314837

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