(November 23rd, 2007, Chan Shun Concert Hall, Chan Centre)
Clearly, food is a hot topic these days. You see it constantly in the cultural dominance of things like the Food Channel, Martha Stewart, or The Iron Chef. But more fittingly, thankfully even, you also see a boon of discussions that look closely (we’re talking maybe even academically) at our relationship to the food we eat.
Locally, we’re fortunate to have a similarly buzz worthy bestseller. This one is called “The 100-Diet Mile” and is written by Vancouver journalists Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon. Basically, its premise is to see if one can subsist on a diet generated solely by the food produced within a 100-mile radius of your home. And along the way, to also see if the narrative can be used to examine the sometimes heady, sometimes mind boggling realities of food politics, economics and culture.