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Cooked by Michael Pollan

I have not enjoyed a book as much as I enjoyed this for a very long time. Possibly not since I read The Omnivore’s Dilemma, the second time around. This is absolutely fascinating from cover to cover. Pollan discusses the … Continue reading

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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver

The wonderful novelist, Barbara Kingsolver and her family lived almost exclusively on locally grown food for a year. Most of that food was grown *very* locally, ie their own garden. This is the book they wrote about it. They moved … Continue reading

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American Wasteland by Jonathan Bloom

I have always disliked wasting food.  That is a value instilled in me early on by my parents who hate waste of any kind.  This book was just over 300 pages long and all about food waste, so with hindsight … Continue reading

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Book Group Discussion Questions for American Wasteland by Jonathan Bloom

Last week the Las Vegas Non-Fiction Book Group met to discuss American Wasteland by Jonathan Bloom.  Here are the questions I used to keep the discussion going: Were you surprised at how much food is wasted at all stages in … Continue reading

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Salt Sugar Fat – How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss

The title of this book is pretty self-explanatory.  It is about the processed food that seems to be taking over America (and giving is a pretty good go in the rest of the developed world, too), how much of these … Continue reading

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