#8 :: The 100-Mile Diet

Photo by Alisa Smith.
Photo by Alisa Smith.
The average item on a North American plate has traveled 1,500 miles. Imagine spending a year eating nothing but food grown within 100 miles of your home. Alisa Smith and James MacKinnon, of Vancouver, B.C., did just that, creating the “100-Mile Diet.” It was difficult at first (both shed a few pounds), but after some adjustment they explored farms, mastered canning, and got creative in the kitchen—including this turnip-for-bread sandwich.
Read an excerpt from their book Plenty.
Catherine Bailey