Food Tank has compiled a list of 17 books for you to enjoy while the season’s change. As the weather cools and we turn to more savory foods, learn about the history of butter, duck season in France, and the life of Patience Gray, the visionary behind the modern slow food culture. For reflecting during the turning of the seasons, read about how antibiotics changed our food, how to combat a hot and hungry planet, and the food truck movement. Or, in the spirit of the fall harvest, learn about migrant workers in California. There is something for all tastes, so take advantage of the lengthening nights to read a few.
Spotlighted books include:
Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States by James C. Scott; The Angry Chef: Bad Science and Truth about Healthy Eating by Anthony Warner; Big Checking: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats by Maryn McKenna; Butter: A Rich History by Elaine Khosrova; This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of An American Family Farm by Ted Genoways; Chasing the Harvest: Migrant Workers in California Agriculture by Gabriel Thompson;
Devoured: How What We Eat Defines Who We Are by
Sophie Egan; Duck Season: Eating, DrinkingDuck Season: Eating, Drinking, and Other Misadventures in Gascony—France’s Last Best Place by David McAninch; Fasting and Feasting: The Life of Visionary Food Writer Patience Gray by Adam Federman; Fishing: How Sea Fed Civilization by Brian Fagan; Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice: From Loncheras to Lobsta Love edited by Julian Agyeman, Caitlin Matthews, and Hannah Sobel; Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America by Michael Ruhlman; Give a Girl a Knife: A Memoir by Amy Thielen; Hot, Hungry Planet: The Fight to Stop a Global Food Crisis in the Face of Climate Change by Lisa Palmer; Notes on a Banana: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Manic Depression by David Leite; A Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great Depression by Andrew Coe and Jane Zielgelman; What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories by Laura Shapiro
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