The local food phenomenon launched on the Tyee in 2005 celebrates its 15-year anniversary. What’s happened since for creators Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon? Whose lives did it touch and change? Meet some local food heroes, and the solutions they present for our current crises. MacKinnon returns to guest edit nine stories published during the birthday week of the 100-Mile Diet. Dig in!
In This Series
The 100-Mile Diet, 15 Years Later
Authors Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon on asparagus season, a more just local food system, and pandemic gardens of hope. First in a week-long series.
In Canada’s Far North, We Ate Only Local For a Year. I Was Transformed
No salt, chocolate, coffee? It was hard, and then my taste buds and body came alive.
Growing Wheat Is a Rare Art in Rainy BC. Meet Some Pioneers
They include Yoshi Sugiyama, whose fascination with farming sprouted as a kid in Tokyo.
Can Global Cuisine Go Local? It’s Complicated
Meeru Dhalwala, co-founder of famed Indian restaurant Vij’s, on the power of food to connect.
A Dozen Local Food Heroes on What a Pandemic Teaches
We asked: What has COVID-19 shown you about making our food system better?
The 100-Mile Chef Meets the Pandemic ‘Apocalypse’
Andrea Carlson expects ‘the best summer ever.’ But only because, by playing it smart and local, she kept her restaurant alive.
A Tyee Challenge: Who Will Brew a 100-Mile Beer for BC?
WATCH: Win fame and glory by using just super-local ingredients.
Shrimper Steve, the Spot Prawn King
Sure, BC loves its local delicacy now. That’s thanks to relentless Steve Johansen and his 100-Mile Diet comrades.
The World Loves a BC Fish Called Hake. Why Don’t We Eat It Here?
Could this, like spot prawns, be our next local seafood success? The hake catch is six times the size for wild salmon.