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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Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl

| December 15, 2011 | 0 Comments
Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl

The legendary Ruth Reichl’s intimately joyful memoir about her love of food.

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Stuffed and Starved by Raj Patel

| December 9, 2011 | 3 Comments
Stuffed and Starved by Raj Patel

Examining the global food system, production, distribution, and sales, Patel looks at how inequity of world resources have led to twin problems: obesity epidemic in some parts of the world and starvation in the Global South.

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Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

| December 8, 2011 | 3 Comments
Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

A must read before you eat another fast food anything. Schlosser investigates the fast food industry – backend to frontend , and all in between.

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Animals in Translation by Temple Grandin

| December 7, 2011 | 0 Comments
Animals in Translation by Temple Grandin

Claire Danes got props for playing the renowned Temple Grandin, an autistic woman credited for making animal slaughterhouses more humane. This book is in her own words and a fascinating read.

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Gourmet Rhapsody by Muriel Barbery

| December 6, 2011 | 2 Comments
Gourmet Rhapsody by Muriel Barbery

  On his deathbed, France’s premier food critic reflects upon a lifetime of dining in hopes of reliving an idyllic final meal.  Barbery captures this hunt with a collection of tantalizing food vignettes that recount much more than just the past feasts of this purported gastronome.

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In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan

| December 2, 2011 | 2 Comments
In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan

Pollan’s easy-to-read tome: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”

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Poisoned by Jeff Benedict

| December 1, 2011 | 3 Comments
Poisoned by Jeff Benedict

One of the MUST read books. Could not stop reading this gripping story by Jeff Benedict, who follows the Jack in the Box E.Coli case in the 1990s. After this, you can’t help but become a fan of Bill Marler.  

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Food Matters by Mark Bittman

| November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments
Food Matters by Mark Bittman

A fantastic read about how food has an impact not just on us, but the environment, and what to do about it. Includes fantastic recipes, Bittman-style

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Tomatoland by Barry Estabrook

| November 29, 2011 | 2 Comments
Tomatoland by Barry Estabrook

Based on his James Beard Award-winning article, “The Price of Tomatoes,” James Beard Society-winning Barry Estabrook of Politics of the Plate book: Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit examines the huge human and environmental cost of the $5 billion fresh tomato industry.

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Aphrodite by Isabel Allende

| November 28, 2011 | 2 Comments
Aphrodite by Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende weaves facts, story, and tempting recipes about the sensuality of food and food as aphrodisiac. It’s enthralling and enticing.

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