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Read online The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating The remarkable amusing and inspiring adventures of a Canadian couple who make a year long attempt to eat foods grown and produced within a mile radius of their apartment .

When Alisa Smith and James MacKinnon learned that the average ingredient in a North American meal travels 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 mile radius of their Vancouver apartment The 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 Mile Diet struck a deeper chord than anyone could have predicted attracting media and grassroots interest that spanned the globe The b Mile Diet A Year of Local Eating b tells the full story from the insights to the kitchen disasters as the authors transform from megamart shoppers to self sufficient urban pioneers The Mile Diet is a pathway home for anybody anywhere .

i Call me naive but I never knew that flour would be struck from our Mile Diet Wheat products are just so ubiquitous the staff of life that I had hazily imagined the stuff must be grown everywhere But of course I had never seen a field of wheat anywhere close to Vancouver and my mental images of late afternoon light falling on golden fields of grain were all from my childhood on the Canadian prairies What I was able to find was Anita s Organic Grain amp Flour Mill about miles up the Fraser River valley I called and learned that Anita s nearest grain suppliers were at least miles away by road She sounded sorry for me Would it be a year until I tasted a pie i From b The Mile Diet by Alisa Smith, J.B. MacKinnon

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The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating
Title:The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating
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ISBN:0679314822
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Number of Pages:272
Category:Non fiction, Food, Canada, Memoir, Sustainability, Environment, Foodie
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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 mile radius of their apartment br br When Alisa Smith and James MacKinnon learned that the average ingredient in a North American meal travels 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 mile radius of their Vancouver apartment The Mile Diet was born br br 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 br br The Mile Diet struck a deeper chord than anyone could have predicted attracting media and grassroots interest that spanned the globe The b Mile Diet A Year of Local Eating b tells the full story from the insights to the kitchen disasters as the authors transform from megamart shoppers to self sufficient urban pioneers The Mile Diet is a pathway home for anybody anywhere br br i Call me naive but I never knew that flour would be struck from our Mile Diet Wheat products are just so ubiquitous the staff of life that I had hazily imagined the stuff must be grown everywhere But of course I had never seen a field of wheat anywhere close to Vancouver and my mental images of late afternoon light falling on golden fields of grain were all from my childhood on the Canadian prairies What I was able to find was Anita s Organic Grain amp Flour Mill about miles up the Fraser River valley I called and learned that Anita s nearest grain suppliers were at least miles away by road She sounded sorry for me Would it be a year until I tasted a pie i br From b The Mile Diet b, No description available, A former undetected outlaw who ran with Bill Bagley s notorious gang during the Depression Lena Stillman is now an elite codebreaker in a position to know the nation s strategic secrets Good under pressure good at keeping her mouth shut Lena never had trouble keeping her double lives compartmentalized at least not until Bill is sentenced to hang and her old Clockwork Gang becomes newsworthy br br Despite mounting fear that her secrets might be revealed Lena excels at work and her skills attract new unwanted attention She is assigned to root out a spy at the Esquimalt base and even her friends become suspects br br Intricate and entertaining em Speakeasy em is a riveting West Coast caper but like enemy submarines patrolling offshore deeper issues lurk below With the violence of war encroaching on Canada s shores Lena must grapple with her past and use all of her skills linguistic and otherwise She discovers that loyalty is simply a form of love Who knows what causes it or what revelations could make it disappear, No description available