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Rice and Beans: A Unique Dish in a Hundred Places

by Richard Wilk & Livia Barbosa

An exploration of the dish around the world, from the culinary variances of this inherently local dish from cultures across Brazil to West Africa, to a broader account of the universal significance and symbolism...


Food: Ethnographic Encounters

by Leo Coleman

Food exchange and consumption are central to the fieldwork experience. This book presents a highly engaging study of anthropologists' field encounters of preparing, producing, sharing, and consuming food.


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...


Milk: The Surprising Story of Milk Through the Ages

by Anne Mendelson

Part cookbook—with more than 120 enticing recipes—part culinary history, part inquiry into the evolution of an industry, Milk is a one-of-a-kind book that will forever change the way we think about dairy...


A Year in Food and Beer: Recipes and Beer Pairings for Every Season

by Emily Baime & Darin Michaels

With the explosion in craft beers and interest in seasonal cuisine, A Year in Food and Beer perfectly fills a niche. Boasting 40 enticing recipes and more than 100 beer-pairing suggestions, it instructs readers...


Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation

by Michael Pollan

"Important, possibly life-altering, reading for every living, breathing human being." --Boston Globe

In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers...


Eating Together: Food, Friendship, and Inequality

Diversifying Food and Diets: Using Agricultural Biodiversity to Improve Nutrition and Health

by Jessica Fanzo, Danny Hunter & Teresa Borelli

This book aims to explore what the current state of knowledge is on the role of agricultural biodiversity in improving nutrition and food security. The book will examine and challenge some of the prevailing...


The Food Police: A Well-Fed Manifesto about the Politics of Your Plate

by Jayson Lusk

A rollicking indictment of the liberal elite's hypocrisy when it comes to food.

Ban trans-fats? Outlaw Happy Meals? Tax Twinkies? What's next? Affirmative action for cows?   

     A catastrophe is looming....


Saving Seeds, Preserving Taste: Heirloom Seed Savers in Appalachia

Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

by Mary Roach

The irresistible, ever-curious, and always best-selling Mary Roach returns with a new adventure to the invisible realm we carry around inside. “America’s funniest science writer” (Washington Post) takes...


Food Safety Management in China: A Perspective from Food Quality Control System

by Jiehong Zhou & Shaosheng Jin

In recent years, China has taken a number of effective measures to strengthen the supervision of food quality and safety, but food safety incidents still occur sometimes. The recurrence and intractability of...


The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change

by Roger Thurow

The story of a group of Kenyan farmers working to transcend lives of dire poverty and hunger illuminates the challenges, and vital necessity, of transforming Africa’s agriculture sector


Food and Social Media: You Are What You Tweet

by Signe Rousseau

Social media has been a factor in the explosion of interest in food and democratization of food criticism, and this book explains and critique the phenomena and key issues in a lively and anecdotal manner that...


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...


Pandora's Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal

by Melanie Warner

If a piece of individually wrapped cheese can retain its shape, color, and texture for years, what does it say about the food we eat and feed to our children?

Former New York Times business reporter and mother...


Dandelion Hunter: Foraging the Urban Wilderness

by Rebecca Lerner

In this engaging and eye-opening read, forager-journalist Becky Lerner sets out on a quest to find her inner hunter-gatherer in the city of Portland, Oregon. After a disheartening week trying to live off wild...


Leadership in Agriculture: Case Studies for a New Generation

by John Patrick Jordan, Neville P. Clarke & Gale A. Buchanan

In a world facing chronic and increasing shortages in food crops and natural resources, visionary leadership in agriculture becomes more and more critical for building and maintaining a sustainable future. It...


Routledge International Handbook of Food Studies

by Ken Albala

Over the past decade there has been a remarkable flowering of interest in food and nutrition, both within the popular media and in academia. Scholars are increasingly using foodways, food systems and eating...


Reclaiming Food Security

by Michael S. Carolan

In this challenging work, the author argues that the goal of any food system should not simply be to provide the cheapest calories possible. A secure food system is one that affords people and nations - in both...