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Consuming Culture

by Jeremy MacClancy

Why do some pregnant American women eat clay? Why do Cornish women blush at the mention of skate? What is the secret of a healthy diet in Papua New Guinea. Consuming Culture is about why we eat what we eat--and...


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...


Kentucky's Cookbook Heritage: Two Hundred Years of Southern Cuisine and Culture

by John van Willigen

Food is a significant part of our daily lives and can be one of the most telling records of a time and place. Our meals -- from what we eat, to how we prepare it, to how we consume it -- illuminate our culture...


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...


Savoring Alternative Food: School Gardens, Healthy Eating and Visceral Difference

by Jessica Hayes-Conroy

Advocates of the alternative food movement often insist that food is our "common ground" - that through the very basic human need to eat, we all become entwined in a network of mutual solidarity. In this challenging...


Local

by Douglas Gayeton

Living sustainably isn't a choice; it's a necessity.

ur current way of producing food isn't healthy for us or our planet. Paying closer attention to how we eat, what food we buy, and where we make these purchases...


Agrarian Crisis in India: The Case of Bihar

by F. Tomasson Jannuzi

Although much has been written on agrarian reforms in India, there are few in-depth studies of specific states and none concerning the relevance of agrarian reforms to the economic development and political...


Climate Change and Agriculture in India: Studies from Selected River Basins: Studies from Selected River Basins

by K. Palanisami, C. R. Ranganathan & Udaya Sekhar Nagothu

This book provides an overview of climate change in India using river basin data and analytical and econometric methods. It, first, makes a quantitative assessment of how climate change affects agricultural...


The Emergent Agriculture: Farming, Sustainability and the Return of the Local Economy

American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood

by Paul Greenberg

"Greenberg's breezy, engaging style weaves history, politics, environmental policy, and marine biology." --New Yorker

In American Catch, award-winning author Paul Greenberg takes the same skills that won him...


The House That Sugarcane Built: The Louisiana Burguières

by Donna McGee Onebane

The House That Sugarcane Built tells the saga of Jules M. Burguières Sr. and five generations of Louisianans who, after the Civil War, established a sugar empire that has survived into the present.

When twenty-seven-year-old...


The Carnivore's Manifesto: Eating Well, Eating Responsibly, and Eating Meat

by Mike Edison, Patrick Martins & Alice Waters

Fifty ways to be an enlightened carnivore, while taking better care of our planet and ourselves, from the founder of Slow Food USA.

We have evolved as meat eaters, proclaims Patrick Martins, and it's futile to...


Feeding Frenzy: Land Grabs, Price Spikes, and the World Food Crisis

by Paul McMahon

Feeding Frenzy traces the history of the global food system and reveals the underlying causes of recent turmoil in food markets. Supplies are running short, prices keep spiking, and the media is full of talk...


Organic: A Journalist's Quest to Discover the Truth Behind Food Labeling

by Peter Laufer

Part food narrative, part investigation, part adventure story, Organic is an eye-opening and entertaining look into the anything goes world behind the organic label. It is also a wakeup call about the dubious...


The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food

by Dan Barber

"[E]ngaging, funny and delicious... I would call this The Omnivore's Dilemma 2.0." --Chicago Tribune

At the heart of today's optimistic farm-to-table food culture is a dark secret: the local food movement has...


Street Food: Culture, Economy, Health and Governance

by Ryzia De Cássia Vieira Cardoso, Michèle Companion & Stefano Roberto Marras

Prepared foods, for sale in streets, squares or markets, are ubiquitous around the world and throughout history. This volume is one of the first to provide a comprehensive social science perspective on street...


I Eat, Therefore I Think: Food and Philosophy

by Raymond D. Boisvert

I Eat, Therefore I Think: Food and Philosophy radically rethinks the nature of key philosophical concerns by approaching the subject via a crucial but often overlooked prism: the stomach. Combining stomach and...


A Farm Dies Once a Year

by Arlo Crawford

A Book of the Month for GQ, The New Yorker, and Flavorwire

“Beautifully told…In this one season of life, Crawford's writing about the work, people, nature and his family legacy reveals much about a simple...


Fat: Culture and Materiality

by Christopher E. Forth & Alison Leitch

"Fat". In contemporary society the word never fails to elicit powerful emotions, especially as it relates to bodily health and appearance. But fat is a noun as well as an adjective and has a cultural life outside...


Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts, and Hooks Us

by Murray Carpenter

The additive that flows under the radar

The most popular drug in America is a white powder. No, not that powder. This is caffeine in its most essential state. And Caffeinated reveals the little-known truth about...