Reviews and Blog Posts: food

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

by Michael Pollan

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4
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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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4
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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.

Candyfreak : a journey through the chocolate underbelly of America

by Steve Almond

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4

Do you like candy? Steve Almond does--a lot. He turned his obsession into this book, where he travels the country looking at how small candy companies survive and how they make their candy--sampling their products the whole way. This book will make you laugh, make you think, and make you...

Everything I ate : a year in the life of my mouth

by Tucker Shaw

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4

Written by or more accurately photographed by then Denver Post food critic, this charming depiction of everything he ate in a year is fascinating and weirdly addictive.

Mostly Martha

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4

Recommended by friends as a film that should be on Michelle's picks...this is a delightful German film about the love of Martha for food and eventually family and friends.

Chocolate : a bittersweet saga of dark and light

by Mort Rosenblum

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4

Mort takes the reader around the world from Oaxaca to the Ivory Coast to Hershey, PA, to explore the depths of chocolate. It's a fascinating look at the culinary, political, sociological, economic, historical and health issues surrounding the food of the gods. If you like chocolate at all, you'll be...

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