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Hungry City

by Carolyn Steel

*Cities cover just 2% of the world's surface, but consume 75% of the world's resources

*Global food production increased by 145% in the last 4 decades of the 20th century - yet an estimated 800 million people...


Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us

by Michael Moss

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY

The Atlantic • The Huffington Post • Men’s Journal • MSN (U.K.) • Kirkus Reviews • Publishers Weekly

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE JAMES...


Eating Animals

by Jonathan Safran Foer

Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between omnivore and vegetarian. But on the brink of fatherhood-facing the prospect of having to make dietary choices on a child's...


Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs,  and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers

by David Perlmutter & Kristin Loberg

A #1 New York Times bestseller--the devastating truth about the effects of wheat, sugar, and carbs on the brain, with a 4-week plan to achieve optimum health.

Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, blows...


Foodist

by Darya Pino Rose

Foodist is a manifesto about real food and real science that proves once and for all that sustainable weight loss is possible by incorporating fresh, seasonal—and delicious—ingredients into every meal.

If...


Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation

by Michael Pollan

In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements-fire, water, air, and earth-to transform the stuff...


Coffee: A Comprehensive Guide to the Bean, the Beverage, and the Industry

by Robert W. Thurston, Jonathan Morris & Shawn Steiman

This definitive guide explores the many rich dimensions of the bean and the beverage around the world. Leading experts consider coffee’s history, global spread, cultivation, preparation, marketing, and the...


Meatonomics: How the Rigged Economics of Meat and Dairy Make You Consume Too Much-And How to Eat Better, Live Longer, and Spend Sma

by David Robinson Simon

Few consumers are aware of the economic forces behind the production of meat, fish, eggs, and dairy. Yet omnivore and herbivore alike, the forces of meatonomics affect us in many ways.

Most importantly, we’ve...


Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World

by Mark Kurlansky

From the Bestselling Author of Salt and The Basque History of the World

Cod, Mark Kurlansky’s third work of nonfiction and winner of the 1999 James Beard Award, is the biography of a single species of fish,...


Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart-Cookin' Mamas: Fighting Back in an Age of Industrial Agriculture

by Mark Winne

In an age of uncertainty about how climate change may affect the global food supply, industrial agribusiness promises to keep the world fed. Through the use of factory “farms,” genetic engineering, and the...


Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America

by Wenonah Hauter

Wenonah Hauter owns an organic family farm that provides healthy vegetables to hundreds of families as part of the growing nationwide Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) movement. Yet, as one of the nation's...


Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

by Eric Schlosser

The New York Times bestseller that blew the lid off the fast food industry—exposing how they've malled our landscapes, widened the gap between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and propelled American...


The Ethics Of Diet - An Anthology of Vegetarian Thought

by Howard Williams & Leo Tolstoy

This book is an early history of vegetarianism as told through the writings of some of history's great thinkers and writers. The author Howard Williams travels back in time to Antiquity and from there moves...


Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World

by Joel Salatin

From farmer Joel Salatin's point of view, life in the 21st century just ain't normal. In FOLKS, THIS AIN'T NORMAL, he discusses how far removed we are from the simple, sustainable joy that comes from living...


An Unlikely Vineyard: The Education of a Farmer and Her Quest for Terroir

by Deirdre Heekin & Alice Feiring

An Unlikely Vineyard tells the evolutionary story of Deirdre Heekin's farm from overgrown fields to a fertile, productive, and beautiful landscape that melds with its natural environment.

Is it possible to capture...


Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production

by Nicolette Hahn Niman

For decades it has been nearly universal dogma among environmentalists and health advocates that cattle and beef are public enemy number one.

But is the matter really so clear cut? Hardly, argues environmental...


The Way of Tea and Justice: Rescuing the World's Favorite Beverage from Its Violent History

by Becca Stevens

What started as an impossible dream-to build a café that employs women recovering from prostitution and addiction-is helping to fuel an astonishing movement to bring freedom and fair wages to women producers...


Farmageddon

by Philip Lymbery

Farm animals have been disappearing from our fields as the production of food has become a global industry. We no longer know for certain what is entering the food chain and what we are eating – as the...


Landscapes of Bacchus: The Vine in Portugal

by Dan Stanislawski

In a country of disparate parts and of long, unbroken historical experience, there may be one dominant feature, a clue to the character of its regions. In Portugal the vine serves as this clue.The vine has been...


Writing in the Kitchen: Essays on Southern Literature and Foodways

by Tara Powell, David A. Davis & Jessica B. Harris

Scarlett O'Hara munched on a radish and vowed never to go hungry again. Vardaman Bundren ate bananas in Faulkner's Jefferson, and the Invisible Man dined on a sweet potato in Harlem. Although food and stories...