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'Eat Your History' Asks You to Join in!

Please be part of our project by nominating a food to research. You might win a prize.

By Jeff Nield and Joanne Will 18 Sep 2009 | TheTyee.ca

Eat Your History, cowritten by Jeff Nield and Joanne Will, is a joint project of The 100-Mile Diet Society and The Tyee, with support from FarmFolk/CityFolk.

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Join us! From left: 100-Mile Diet co-creator James MacKinnon with Joanne Will and Jeff Nield. Photo by The Blackbird.

Today The Tyee is publishing the third article in our Eat Your History series, this one telling the story of wheat in B.C.

If you're hungry for more, please help us extend the series.

We're looking for more foods to research, so this is your chance to make some history.

Here's how it works: You nominate a food for the Eat Your History project. We do the hard research. You get a chance at winning a prize. Sound good?

Do you know a food that has a unique history in British Columbia? It might be an heirloom crop or heritage breed of livestock that was developed here or is found nowhere else in the world. It might be a food with First Nations history, or a wild food that connects us to the landscape we live in. It might even be something new, like a crop brought by recent immigrants that stretches the boundaries of what can be grown in our province. Forgotten food traditions, historical recipes -- let's hear them.

Please send us an email with your food nomination and any background information about the food.

If your food nomination fits the bill, we'll put your name in a draw for an Eat Your History prize package that includes a signed copy of The 100-Mile Diet, a beautiful poster that traces food culture in British Columbia's southwest, a packet of heritage Ruckle bean seeds, and more!  [Tyee]

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