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  • Published: 25 February 2015
  • ISBN: 9780143126140
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $27.99

Blessing the Hands That Feed Us: Lessons from a 10-Mile Diet


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Featuring recipes throughout, along with practical tips on adopting your own locally sourced diets, Blessing the Hands That Feed Us is a candid, humorous, and inspirational guide to the locavore movement and a healthy food future.

Taking the local food movement to heart, Vicki Robin pledged for one month to eat only food sourced within a 10-mile radius of her home on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound, Washington. Part personal narrative and part global manifesto, her challenge for a sustainable diet not only brings to light society's unhealthy dependency on mass-produced, prepackaged foods by also helps her reconnect with her body, her community, and her environment.

Featuring recipes throughout, along with practical tips on adopting your own locally sourced diets, Blessing the Hands That Feed Us is a candid, humorous, and inspirational guide to the locavore movement and a healthy food future.

Includes a preface by Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé

'[A] call-to-action plan to buy local and live healthier and more responsibly.' Kirkus Reviews

'Vicki Robin has helped millions of Americans reshape their lives in sound and beautiful ways, but this may be her most important project yet—and a crucial one for our tired planet too!' Bill McKibben, author of Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist

'Vicki Robin is a national treasure—a source of wisdom and uncommon sense now directed at the most basic of basics . . . The ten-mile diet should be national policy!' David Orr, Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College

'[Vicki Robin] realizes that 'local' is as much a state of mind as a geographical location.' Publishers Weekly

  • Pub date: 25 February 2015
  • ISBN: 9780143126140
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $27.99

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