March 5, 2011

100 Miles of Food


If you're ready for a good foodie book, read Plenty by Alisa Smith & J.B. MacKinnon. I just finished it and loved every word! It details the struggles they had when the vowed to eat only food grown within a 100 mile radius of their home for a full year. They live in British Columbia, Canada, so it's not a year-round garden location.


They share their canning woes from their summer harvest. I had Mom's help with mine, but if I hadn't, I probably would have had a similar story! It brought them together and made them appreciate their food so much more!


Each chapter was a month long and they alternated who was narrating, so the reader gets both perspectives of their experience. They each struggled differently and even struggled in their relationship. Both decided it was worth it and they grew closer through the experience.


They were vegetarians at the beginning but to properly nourish their bodies on local foods they added some seafood. All of their food was sustainably raised and they developed great relationships with the local farmers and merchants along the way.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the book recommendation. It sounds super interesting!

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