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Plenty: One Man, One Woman, and a Raucous Year of Eating Locally

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  • Posted March 4, 2010

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    A Year In the Life of Eating Locally

    Food. The cost of it, the growing of it, the transportation of it, the consuming of it. We seemed to be fixed on the implications of the way we eat on the rest of our social fabric. "Plenty" recounts a year in the life of a couple who decide, quite naively, that they should limit the purchasing and consuming of food only to food grown within 100 miles of their apartment. Written in a memoir style to answer the question, "What are you doing?" the book holds surprises, challenges, disappointments, and sastisfaction. Be prepared to be wonder if you and your family could live the dare.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2007

    Plenty left me pleasantly satiated.

    I found this to be an absolutely wonderful read -- I will give it to many as a gift. I was pleased that it was not simply a 'how-to' book, but also explored very openly the human side of making difficult dietary and lifestyle changes and how this affects relationships, budgets, socializing and other aspects of life. I enjoyed the dual gender voices -- he writes a chapter, she writes a chapter. While some of the lengths they went to were impractical at best, the basic premise is achievable much of the time if we are willing to examine the impact of our ways and make even small changes. Their ingenuity in finding food and adapting its preparation to meet their goal was entertaining, as their culinary world ultimately broadened when one might expect it to close in on them. Finally, what I came away with most strongly was an appreciation for the authors' reverence and respect for each other, community, the environment and our abundance.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2007

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    This story is very good, though at times a little boring. Each chapter alternates between the man and the woman's voice. The man can be overly boring at times with extensive details and history of how the flora and fauna of his local area has changed. The female can be a bit whiney describing how she is not fully satisifed with their relationship. I would have liked to read more about their trips to all places local, the shopkeepers they met, and how they learned to preserve their food. This is definitely not a how to book and I would have liked suggestions on how I can find my own food growers in a 150 mile radius of my home or at least some general websites to get me started.

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