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The Vegetarian's Guide to Eating Meat

by Marissa Landrigan

Growing up in a household of food-loving Italian-Americans, Marissa Landrigan was always a black sheep—she barely knew how to boil water for pasta. But at college, she thought she’d found her purpose. Buoyed...


The Mezcal Rush

by Granville Greene

In pursuit of the story behind a beguiling drink, Granville Greene embarks on a journey through remote Mexican highlands to learn about the history, cultures, and traditions surrounding mezcal. In recent years...


Selling Local

by Jennifer Meta Robinson & James Robert Farmer

In an era bustling with international trade and people on the move, why has local food become increasingly important? How does a community benefit from growing and buying its own produce, rather than eating...


Fertile Ground: Scaling Agroecology from the Ground Up

by Steven Brescia

Agroecology is our best option for creating an agrifood system capable of nurturing people, societies, and the planet. But it is still not widespread. Fertile Ground offers nine case studies, authored by agroecologists...


Never Out of Season: How Having the Food We Want When We Want It Threatens Our Food Supply and Our Future

by Rob Dunn

A Fast Food Nation for the foods we grow and depend on

The bananas we eat today aren't your parents' bananas: We eat a recognizable, consistent breakfast fruit that was standardized in the 1960s from dozens into...


Kentucky Heirloom Seeds: Growing, Eating, Saving

by Dobree Adams, Bill Best & A. Gwynn Henderson

Saving seeds to plant for next year's crop has been key to survival around the globe for millennia. However, the twentieth century witnessed a grand takeover of seed producers by multinational companies aiming...


MeatLess: Transform the Way You Eat and Live--One Meal at a Time

by Kristie Middleton

Countless people are now cutting back on meat by enjoying more plant-based meals-to look and feel better, have a lighter eco-footprint, or to help animals. If you want to eat less meat and dairy without giving...


Duck Season

by David McAninch

A delicious memoir about the eight months food writer David McAninch spent in Gascony—a deeply rural region of France virtually untouched by mass tourism—meeting extraordinary characters and eating the best...


Don Mills

by Scott Kennedy

  • A colourful local history that ties Toronto’s pioneer roots to its modern form, including an inside look at numerous historic structures to discover
  • Learn how the Evergreen Brick Works, an internationally...


From the Ground to the Grocery! Popular Healthy Foods, Fun Farming for Kids - Children's Agriculture Books

by Baby Professor

Farming is fun, especially if you’re growing the most popular and healthy foods you see in the grocery. But where do these produce come from? And how are they grown? Learn the basics of farming in this cool...


Where Our Food Comes from - Children's Agriculture Books

by Baby Professor

These days, food comes out frozen. Factories create processed meals and moms will just need to put them together or put them in the microwave. But where does food come? This is an interesting book that will...


Don't Eat Me! (Healthy Foods for Kids) : 3rd Grade Science Workbook Series

by Baby Professor

Are your kids slowly getting addicted to junk food? Reverse that inclination by teaching them to eat healthy foods instead. This picture book is highly entertaining and will definitely change your children's...


Seeds! Watching a Seed Grow Into a Plants, Botany for Kids - Children's Agriculture Books

by Baby Professor

This is a beautiful book that will show you how a seed grows into a plant. The entire process has been illustrated in a format that would encourage easy reading and understanding. Share this book with a friend...


Science of Cooking in the Kitchen | Children's Science & Nature

by Baby Professor

Help your child to understand that science is everywhere! It’s even in the kitchen, where mommy whips up delicious meals. This easy-to-read science book will serve as your child’s introduction to food science...


The Many Animals That Live on a Farm - Children's Agriculture Books

by Baby Professor

Have you ever been to a farm? It is home to many plants and animals. In this book, you will be introduced to the different animals that live on a farm. Can you name each of them? Do you know how they sound like?...


Small Seeds and Big Machines - Children's Agriculture Books

by Baby Professor

Let’s talk about agriculture, or the science of farming. This is a very important lesson because it touches about environmental care and self sustenance through planting. Your child will find this book extra...


Soil, Sun, and Seeds - Children's Agriculture Books

by Baby Professor

Soil, sun and seeds - these are the ingredients to create a green world. Agriculture is not a usual subject taught in kindergarten or elementary but it has to be discussed. The young needs to know where all...


Growing up on a Farm - Children's Agriculture Books

by Baby Professor

For a child who has lived in the city for most his/her life, this book will be a great eye opener. It contains information and pictures of what it's like to live in a farm. Hopefully, the visual appeal of this...


Soil, Seeds, Sun and Rain! How Nature Works on a Farm! Farming for Kids - Children's Agriculture Books

by Baby Professor

Where does food come from? Does it come from the mountains or the springs? Who harvests them and puts them on the table? This educational resource aims to answer all the basic questions a child might have about...


Spend a Year on the Farm - Children's Agriculture Books

by Baby Professor

Agriculture is a topic not normally discussed in kindergarten or preschool. But if you want your child to learn about how important agriculture is, then this is a book to start. The nice thing about a picture...