Monday, July 20, 2009

Quote, unquote: Vancouver's conflicted
food scene

"Nobody in this southwest Canadian metropolis ever speaks badly of ingredients, unless the stuff comes from somewhere else. Vancouver is the heartland of every admirable (and sometimes infuriating) food cause you’ve ever encountered-local, sustainable, organic, and eco-gastronomical among them. Fish is frozen at sea, residents are expected to frequent farmers’ markets, tourists are advised to dine on homegrown products, and everybody is made aware of the 100-mile diet, a kind of imaginary line that harvesters are expected not to cross."
-- From a commentary on the philosophical underpinnings of food and dining in Vancouver, by Allan Richman in the August 2009 issue of Bon Appetit magazine. [thanks to Amuse Bouche, the daily food blog for alerting us to this]

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