Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Books: Plenty

Plenty by Alisa Smith and JB Mackinnon is sort of the original 100-mile diet/eating locally/book/blog/Green channel series. I found it extremely well-written, and inspiring, but for some reason I did not identify with their quest in the same deep way that I identified with No Impact Man, even though they're just as sincere and just as soul-searching. Their prose is beautiful and in addition to explaining their quest for local food, they liberally sprinkle their story with history and geography of their part of western Canada. Plenty is a great advertisement for eating real food, and I couldn't help but feel like I should do a better job of recognizing mushrooms or scavenging for chestnuts after reading it.

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