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Local food gets on mountain menus

Brief by Allen Best

Food – October 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine

From Whistler to Aspen to Vail, food continues to be at the forefront on the minds of many people in mountain towns. Of great interest in recent years has been the idea of eating local.

In the Eagle Valley, where Vail is located, a local book club chose Plenty: Eating Locally on the 100-mile Diet as the book for common reading.

Is that realistic? After all, the old-timers ate local, but they ate an awful lot of sauerkraut, because cabbage was relatively easy to grow. Even in summer, the menu was rather limited.