I had a very interesting chat with author dee Hobsbawn-Smith about food, farming, and her book Foodshed.
Foodshed explores food produced in Alberta. It also looks at the stories of the people behind the food.
In the book, Hobsbawn-Smith talks about what she calls the great food divide: to buy on price or to buy on story; to shop for a commodity or to shop for dinner. By putting a human face — the human story of “her” farmers — alongside the farms and food in her book, she narrows that divide. “Just about everyone who reads it comes away with a sense of the scope of the politics that underlie the food-growing world,” she says.
Read about it in the February issue of Country Guide, on the Country Guide website.