Road Food Guide: The new online Eatwell Guide plots out sources of local, sustainable, organic food all along your planned path. You can preselect for several different categories (only want to see butchers? cheesemakers? The Guide will steer you). And then you can download your customized PDF.

Going overboard on local food? These cultural preservationists in Lucca, Italy, are convinced they're shoring up their eroding culture. Read and see which side you're on in the battle of salt cod vs. burgers. (Oyster Food & Culture)

Design your own lovely and useful edible garden: It's been out on the shelves for a while, but Georgeanne Brennan's little book, In the French Kitchen Garden: The Joys of Cultivating a Potager will have you dreaming of what and when to  plant and harvest next.

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