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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

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...


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

Currently 868 million people are undernourished and 195 million children under five years of age are stunted. At the same time, over 1 billion people are overweight and obese in both the developed and developing...


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...


Rebuilding the Foodshed: How to Create Local, Sustainable, and Secure Food Systems

by Philip Ackerman-Leist & Deborah Madison

Droves of people have turned to local food as a way to retreat from our broken industrial food system. From rural outposts to city streets, they are sowing, growing, selling, and eating food produced close to...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Plowing with Pigs and Other Creative, Low-Budget Homesteading Solutions

Renaissance Food from Rabelais to Shakespeare: Culinary Readings and Culinary Histories

by Joan Fitzpatrick

Providing a unique perspective on a fascinating aspect of early modern culture, this volume focuses on the role of food and diet as read in the works of a range of European authors, including Shakespeare, from...