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The Complete Guide to Small Scale Farming: Everything You Need to Know About Raising Beef and Dairy Cattle, Rabbits, Ducks, and Other Small Animals

by Melissa Nelson

Starting a small-scale farm is a dream of many, from those who watched the majesty of the great western farm in films to those who spent their childhood actually working on a farm. However, for many of these...


Food Activism: Agency, Democracy and Economy

by Carole Counihan & Valeria Siniscalchi

Across the globe, people are challenging the agro-industrial food system and its exploitation of people and resources, reduction of local food varieties, and negative health consequences. In this collection...


Sustainable Food Systems: Building a New Paradigm

by TERRY MARSDEN & Adrian Morley

In response to the challenges of a growing population and food security, there is an urgent need to construct a new agri-food sustainability paradigm. This book brings together an integrated range of key social...


Anything That Moves: Renegade Chefs, Fearless Eaters, and the Making of a New American Food Culture

by Dana Goodyear

The popular New Yorker writer combines the style of Mary Roach with the on-the-ground food savvy of Anthony Bourdain.

Dana Goodyear's narrative debut is a highly entertaining, revelatory look into the raucous,...


Food Transgressions: Making Sense of Contemporary Food Politics

by Michael K. Goodman & Colin Sage

Reconnecting so-called alternative food geographies back to the mainstream food system - especially in light of the discursive and material 'transgressions' currently happening between alternative and conventional...


The Medieval Cook

by Bridget Ann Henisch

Stylish and racy... An excellent book and a delight to read, written with panache and entirely convincing.' Professor PETER COSS, Cardiff University. This book takes us into the world of the medieval cook, from...


The New California Wine: A Guide to the Producers and Wines Behind a Revolution in Taste

by Jon Bonne

A comprehensive guide to the must-know wines and producers of California's "new generation," and the story of the iconoclastic young winemakers who have changed the face of California viniculture in recent years....


A Taste of Molecules: In Search of the Secrets of Flavor

by Diane Fresquez

A spirited food writer on the trail of obsessive scientists and entrepreneurs who want to titillate our taste buds.


Modern Native Feasts: Healthy, Innovative, Sustainable Cuisine

by Andrew George

Contemporary and imaginative interpretations of Native American cuisine, including lighter, healthier, and more nutritious versions of traditional recipes.


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...


Agro-Ecological Intensification of Agricultural Systems in the African Highlands

by Bernard Vanlauwe, Piet van Asten & Guy Blomme

There is an urgent need to increase agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan Africa in a sustainable and economically-viable manner. Transforming risk-averse smallholders into business-oriented producers that...


The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement

by Nick Saul & Andrea Curtis

“[A] terrific book about a visionary post–food bank project.” —Michael Pollan

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British super chef Jamie Oliver called it "amazing," writing that he'd traveled all over the...


Food and the Self: Consumption, Production and Material Culture

by Isabelle de Solier, Paul Gilroy & Daniel Miller

This fascinating study focuses on the material culture of food, demonstrating how food offers a means of shaping the self not simply through consumption but in everyday forms of production, through fine dining,...


Beyond Alternative Food Networks: Italy¿s Solidarity Purchase Groups

by Cristina Grasseni

Alternative Food Networks is a robust ethnography providing theoretical insight and anecdotal evidence of how alternative economies can become embedded in active citizenship practices, cooperative relationships,...


The Neoliberal Regime in the Agri-Food Sector: Crisis, Resilience, and Restructuring

by Steven A. Wolf & Alessandro Bonanno

For the last three decades, the Neoliberal regime, emphasising economic growth through deregulation, market integration, expansion of the private sector, and contraction of the welfare state has shaped production...


Wine Grapes

by Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding & José Vouillamoz

An indispensable book for every wine lover, from some of the world's leading wine experts.

Where do wine grapes come from and how are grape varieties related to one another? What is the historical background...


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...


The English Breakfast: The Biography of a National Meal, with Recipes

by Kaori O'Connor

A lively and engaging read, The English Breakfast explores the history of England's culinary masterpiece from its early form, via its heyday in the Victorian and Edward eras through to the modern day all-day-breakfasts...


Precision Agriculture for Sustainability and Environmental Protection

by Margaret Oliver, Thomas Bishop & Ben Marchant

Precision agriculture (PA) involves the application of technologies and agronomic principles to manage spatial and temporal variation associated with all aspects of agricultural production in order to improve...


Alcohol

by Griffith Edwards

Alcohol can be an item of diet, a medicine, sometimes an element in religious ritual. It is a valued object for the connoisseur, a traded commodity and a symbol of national pride (wine for instance in France,...