Recommended Books

 

SMT - OmnivoresDilemma_full    The Omnivore’s Dilemna

by Michael Pollan

” The question of what to have for dinner has confronted us since man discovered fire. But as Michael Pollan explains in this revolutionary book, how we answer it now, as the dawn of the twenty-first century, may determine our survival as a species.” (Amazon.com)

“Thoughtful, engrossing … You’re not likely to get a better explanation of exactly where your food comes from.”
The New York Times Book Review

 

smt - pollan   In Defense of Food

by Michael Pollan

“Because in the so-called Western diet, food has been replaced by nutrients, and common sense by confusion–most of what we’re consuming today is longer the product of nature but of food science. The result is what Michael Pollan calls the American Paradox:    The more we worry about nutrition, the less healthy we see to become. With In Defense of Food, Pollan proposes a new (and very old) answer to the question of what we should eat”…(Amazon.com)

 

smt - am  American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of Its Food (and What We Can Do About It)

by Jonathan Bloom

“After reading American Wasteland, you will never look at your shopping list, refrigerator, plate, or wallet the same way again. Jonathan Bloom wades into the garbage heap to unearth what our squandered food says about us, why it matters, and how you can make a difference starting in your own kitchen—reducing waste and saving money.” (Amazon.com)