Book Corner

Our Book corner provides suggestions and recommendations for food-related books and resources for adults and children. 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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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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Up, Down, and Around by Katherine Ayres

| December 19, 2011 | 2 Comments
Up, Down, and Around by Katherine Ayres

A lovely read about all the food that grows in gardens – and how they grow. Children will love the illustrations and playful journey through the gardens.

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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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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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Quiet in the Garden by Aliki

| December 14, 2011 | 0 Comments
Quiet in the Garden by Aliki

Aliki manages to illustrate the incredible goings-on of a quiet garden through the eyes of a child.  The illustrations are attractive to both children and adults.  Book also includes instructions for making a garden. Written and Illustrated by Aliki

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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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Baxter, the Pig Who Wanted to be Kosher

| December 5, 2011 | 1 Comment
Baxter, the Pig Who Wanted to be Kosher

Written by Laurel Snyder  and Illustrated by David Goldin A pig desperately wants to participate in Shabbat dinner.  In order to do so, he tries to become kosher.

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