The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food

Barber explores the evolution of American food from the first plate, or industrially produced, meat heavy dishes, to the second plate of grass fed meat and organic greens, and says that both of these approaches are ultimately neither sustainable nor healthy Instead, Barber proposes Americans

Pig Tales: An Omnivore's Quest for Sustainable Meat

Barry Estabrook, author of the New York Times bestseller Tomatoland and a writer of great skill and compassion Eric Schlosser , now explores the dark side of the American pork industry Drawing on his personal experiences raising pigs as well as his sharp investigative instincts, Estabrook covers

Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States

An account of all the new and surprising evidence now available that contradicts the standard narrative for the beginnings of the earliest civilizations Why did humans abandon hunting and gathering for sedentary communities dependent on livestock and cereal grains, and governed by precursors of

Growing Tomorrow: A Farm-to-Table Journey in Photos and Recipes—Behind the Scenes with 18 Extraordinary Sustainable Farmers Who Are Changing the Way We Eat

A beautiful, photo and story driven showcase of America s pioneering eco friendly farmers, with 50 recipes Interest in local, sustainable food is at an all time high Farmers market and CSA devotees, backyard homesteaders and community gardeners all want to know much about how our food

Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America

Cookbook author and food writer Ruhlman explores the evolution of the American grocery store and how it has affected what we eat The author uses two of his Midwestern hometown grocery chains, Heinen s and Fazio s, and his memories of his father s love of food and grocery shopping as the foundation

The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of Our Food

A powerful and important work of investigative journalism that explores the runaway growth of the American meatpacking industry and its dangerous consequences On the production line in American packinghouses, there is one cardinal rule the chain never slows Every year, the chain conveyors that set

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

What should we have for dinner For omnivore s like ourselves, this simple question has always posed a dilemma When you can eat just about anything nature or the supermarket has to offer, deciding what you should eat will inevitably stir anxiety, especially when some of the foods on offer might

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life

Author Barbara Kingsolver and her family abandoned the industrial food pipeline to live a rural life vowing that, for one year, they d only buy food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it Part memoir, part journalistic investigation, Animal, Vegetable,

The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture

Since its publication by Sierra Club Books in 1977, The Unsettling of America has been recognized as a classic of American letters In it, Wendell Berry argues that good farming is a cultural development and spiritual discipline Today s agribusiness, however, takes farming out of its cultural