Portion Perspective

Canadian writers Alisa Smith and James MacKinnon went a year eating only food produced within 100 miles of their Vancouver apartment. Hence the 100 Mile Diet, an idea and a book (although the U.S. version, oddly, has a different title–Plenty).  

The two locavores are on a book tour, and MacKinnon posted a blog entry from the road providing a Canadian perspective on America’s massive portions. While his findings won’t shock any American who’s eaten out in the last, oh, 10 years, it’s always useful to get an outsider’s perspective:

America, your meal sizes are incredible…I see appetizers that offer easily enough food for a full meal, and full meals that are so large that just looking at them and knowing how much of the food will go to waste has ruined my appetite.

Here, here!

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