Episode 1: The Purge

Sun. Apr. 5 at 8 p.m.ET/5 p.m. PT on Food Network

James MacKinnon and Alisa Smith, the authors of the best-selling book The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of
Local Eating, rally the residents of Mission, BC to consume only food and drink produced within a 100-
mile radius for 100 days. To recruit participants, the pair hit the streets, coaxing families with the lure of
healthy eating and good green practices. Dozens sign up after a town hall meeting and six families
commit to the challenge one hundred percent. James and Alisa examine the families’ eating habits and
wonder about their abilities to adapt to a new lifestyle. As the challenge begins, reality soon sets in when
the families struggle to figure out what to have for breakfast on their first day. Will the journey end before
it gets started?

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