Four times a year, we will be handpicking a selection of books (mostly newer editions, but several oldies) that have recently educated, inspired, and informed Food Tank.
Below are Food Tank’s “must read” Fall 2013 selections for those who are passionate about a more sustainable food system! From practical tips on sustainable agriculture on a warming planet to insight on how to make jam, these reads will provide plenty of food for thought.
2. 66 Square Feet: A Delicious Life by Marie Viljoen
A 66 square foot terrace in Brooklyn may not seem like a lot, but Marie Viljoen has drawn enough inspiration from her tiny rooftop garden to create a popular blog and compose a heartfelt book about it. Complete with astounding garden photography and delicious recipes, this book is sure to inspire anyone interested in seasonal eating and growing their own food.
8. Food Policy in the United States: An Introduction by Parke Wilde
Food Policy in the United States is a textbook for anyone interested in increasing his or her knowledge within the complex field of U.S. food policy. Agricultural economist Parke Wilde discusses the essential topics from international agricultural trade to food labeling.
13. Soil and Sacrament: A Spiritual Memoir of Food and Faith by Fred Bahnson
Traveling as an immersion journalist and religious pilgrim, Fred Bahnson examines the links between food and faith. Over the course of the year, Bahnson visits four gardens ““one for each season”“ run by different faiths and reflects upon how people from across the religious spectrum are reconnecting with their food.
15. The Modern Peasant: Adventures in City Food by Jojo Tulloh
London, like a number of cities, is brimming with small-scale food producers. Jojo Tulloh’s story takes an in-depth look at the shifting landscape of food production in London and offers a number of practical tips and advice on how to become a part of the food movement”“ one batch of chutney at a time.
16. The No Nonsense Guide to World Food by Wayne Roberts
The updated version of The No Nonsense Guide takes a stark look at the challenges facing the global food system, namely the vast influence of agricultural corporations. Roberts goes on to examine new sustainable models of food production from around the world in hope of building a better food system.
Please note that several of these books are forthcoming and based on review copies, but so they’ll be available soon!
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Food Tank: The Food Think Tank, founded by Danielle Nierenberg and Ellen Gustafson, is a think tank focused on feeding the world better. We research and highlight environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways of alleviating hunger, obesity and poverty and create networks of people, organizations, and content to push for food system change.
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