Big Kids Books

Our book recommendations for food-related books and resources for adults. If you have any recommendations, please contact us with the title, author, and a brief 1-2 sentence description about the book and why you liked it!

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A Mindful Carnivore by Tovar Cerulli

| November 15, 2012 | 2 Comments
A Mindful Carnivore by Tovar Cerulli

A fascinating and well-crafted read for omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans alike. Tovar Cerulli grew up hunting. Then he became a vegetarian. And then, a vegan. For many, many, many years. Until his doctor advised him that his body needed to get some animal protein, and he slowly began to incorporate meat back into his diet. […]

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The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table by Tracie McMillan

| July 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table by Tracie McMillan

Did you know that the average household income of Applebee’s customers is $50,000? Eating out there can add up to a big percentage of income. Writer Tracie McMillan does as the title suggests – goes undercover working in grape fields, working as a stocker at Walmart, and an expeditor at Applebee’s to better understand how […]

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Not So Long Ago in France: Revisiting the Work of MFK Fisher

| May 31, 2012 | 1 Comment
Not So Long Ago in France: Revisiting the Work of MFK Fisher

A few weeks ago, I made my bittersweet return to North Carolina Blue Ridge mountains from Burgundy, France.  I feel at home in both of these regions, so I hardly regret leaving one for the other. After my last several-month stint in Dijon though, I’ve started revisiting the writings of fellow Francophiles whose words continuously […]

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The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan

| December 29, 2011 | 1 Comment
The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan

Think humans use plants? Think again: Pollan gives a fascinating look at how four common plants have co-evolutionized with humans.

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The Blue Zones by Dan Buettner

| December 28, 2011 | 2 Comments
The Blue Zones by Dan Buettner

We Zomppas love this book. Another one of those few who really changed how we eat and live about areas around the world with a high concentration of healthy folks over 100.

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Edible Schoolyard by Alice Waters

| December 26, 2011 | 1 Comment
Edible Schoolyard by Alice Waters

Alice Waters of Chez Panisse offers a photographic story about the benefits of schoolyard edible gardens.

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The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan

| December 23, 2011 | 0 Comments
The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan

The one that seemed to come at the right moment. Clear, compelling, one of those few books that really changed the way I look at food, interact with food, and relate to food. It is a MUST read for anyone who…eats.

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Catching Fire by Richard Wrangham

| December 22, 2011 | 0 Comments
Catching Fire by Richard Wrangham

Raw foodists might not like his argument, but he has some compelling arguments about how fire and cooked food made humans the way we are today.

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The China Study by T. Colin Campbell

| December 20, 2011 | 1 Comment
The China Study by T. Colin Campbell

The groundbreaking research of why the health of the Chinese in China is so different from the Chinese in the U.S. – because of diet.

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Four Fish by Paul Greenberg

| December 16, 2011 | 1 Comment
Four Fish by Paul Greenberg

A must read for anyone who eats “seafood” or cares about animals or the environment.

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