100 Mile Diet, Meet Oliver Rowe: Restaurant Serves Local Food

We have covered the 100 mile diet, where Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon are spending a year eating food from within a hundred miles of thier home. Restauranteur Oliver Rowe is taking the concept to a whole new level- he is opening up a restaurant where every ingredient comes from within the M25, a ring road around London. He is making his own oil from local rapeseed (canola) as an olive oil substitute; has found a local sparking wine, , flour ground in Ponders End and honey produced in Tower Hill. "I have found a mushroom farm in East Ham, fish from the Thames, a fantastic farm with lamb and pigs at Amersham and an ostrich farm in south-west London." He cheats a bit- coffee, tea and pepper; Salt is from Essex. Currently Oliver runs a popular pub called Konstam (in picture)- Konstam at the Prince Albert opens next month. ::Evening Standard

Read about the 100 mile diet, part 1 and part 2 and other posts about the benefits of local food. and don't forget localunch.