Reviews and Blog Posts: food

The garden

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A documentary about food justice that will infuriate and inspire you!

The fortune cookie chronicles : adventures in the world of Chinese food

by Jennifer 8. Lee

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Ever wondered about fortune cookies - where they come from and why? Those cute takeout containers? Why there are so many Chinese restaurants and why so many seem the same? This quick read helps answer those questions and explores other interesting factors related to America's love of Chinese (American) food.

King corn you are what you eat

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Can't get enough of these fine farm/food flicks.

The real dirt on farmer John

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What an amazing life this man has made.

My last supper : 50 great chefs and their final meals : portraits, interviews, and recipes

by Melanie Dunea

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Love to cook or eat? Here's a beautiful coffee-table book to ponder. Larger than life photographs and meal descriptions.

In defense of food : an eater's manifesto

by Michael Pollan

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A must read for all foodies and anyone concerned about his or her health and the increasingly sick world around us. Pollan writes so well - it's a compelling followup to The Omnivore's Dilemma.

How to pick a peach : the search for flavor from farm to table

by Russ Parsons

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Ever wonder why grocery store fruit is mealy? Why does that tomato have no flavor? What should you do with your veggies when you get them home? Parsons answers these questions and more in this educational and entertaining book about our nation's produce -- where it comes from, how to...

The $64 tomato

by William Alexander

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4

A delightful summer read and good companion to The Omnivore's Dilemma. If you garden at all, you'll enjoy reading about the trials and tribulations of Bill and his garden. His tomatoes really did come out to about $64 each but he enjoyed every one of them.

The omnivore's dilemma : a natural history of four meals

by Michael Pollan

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Turns out the human capacity to eat anything and everything has caused problems ranging from obesity to global warming. Michael Pollan spins the information so fast and furiously you can barely keep up and yet it's all so interesting you just keep reading.

Harvest for hope : a guide to mindful eating

by Jane Goodall

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A terrific companion to The Hungry Planet: What the World Eats, in this book Goodall links our Western food habits with the health of the planet as well as ourselves. It's not preachy; it's important.

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