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by Philip Lymbery

Farm animals have been disappearing from our fields as the production of food has become a global industry. We no longer know for certain what is entering the food chain and what we are eating – as the UK...

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...

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...

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...

Got Milked?

by Alissa Hamilton

For more than a generation, we've been taught that milk does a body good, but in Got Milked?, Alissa Hamilton dispels common misconceptions about milk, and exposes the truth behind the marketing, as well as...

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...

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...

Land for the People: The State and Agrarian Conflict in Indonesia

by Anton Lucas & Carol Warren

Half of Indonesia's massive population still lives on farms, and for these tens of millions of people the revolutionary promise of land reform remains largely unfulfilled. The Basic Agrarian Law, enacted in...

Saving Seeds, Preserving Taste: Heirloom Seed Savers in Appalachia

by Bill Best & Howard L. Sacks

The Brown Goose, the White Case Knife, Ora’s Speckled Bean, Radiator Charlie’s Mortgage Lifter — these are just a few of the heirloom fruits and vegetables you’ll encounter in Bill Best’s remarkable...

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

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

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...

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...

The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants, an Illustrated Guide

The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants, an Illustrated Guide

by Charlotte Adelman & Bernard L. Schwartz

Midwestern gardeners and landscapers are becoming increasingly attracted to noninvasive regional native wildflowers and plants over popular nonnative species. The Midwestern Native Garden offers viable alternatives...

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...

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...

American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood

by Paul Greenberg

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTERS & EDITORS Book Award, Finalist 2014"Greenberg’s breezy, engaging style weaves history, politics, environmental policy, and marine biology." --New Yorker In American Catch, award-winning...

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

by Mike Edison, Patrick Martins & Alice Waters

One of The Atlantic's Best Food Books of 2014

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,...

Unfinished Puzzle: Cuban Agriculture: The Challenges, Lessons & Opportunities

by May Ling Chan & Eduardo Francisco Freyre Roach

Cuba is widely recognized for its social achievements including health care, education, social security, subsidized food and other benefits and opportunities, despite well-meaning, or sometimes not so well-meaning,...