Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life pdf

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life  pdf

Title: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life pdf

Author: Barbara Kingsolver,

Genre: ,Nonfiction,Food and Drink,Food,Autobiography,Memoir,Gardening

Pages: 370 pages

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life pdf

Bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver returns with her first nonfiction narrative that will open your eyes in a hundred new ways to an old truth: You are what you eat. ,”As the U.S. population made an unprecedented mad dash for the Sun Belt, one carload of us paddled against the tide, heading for the Promised Land where water falls from the sky and green stuff grows all around. We were about to begin the adventure of realigning our lives with our food chain. ,”Naturally, our first stop was to buy junk food and fossil fuel…” ,Hang on for the ride: With characteristic poetry and pluck, Barbara Kingsolver and her family sweep readers along on their journey away from the industrial-food pipeline to a rural life in which they vow to buy only food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it. Their good-humored search yields surprising discoveries about turkey sex life and overly zealous zucchini plants, en route to a food culture that’s better for the neighborhood and also better on the table. Part memoir, part journalistic investigation, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle makes a passionate case for putting the kitchen back at the center of family life and diversified farms at the center of the American diet. ,”This is the story of a year in which we made every attempt to feed ourselves animals and vegetables whose provenance we really knew . . . and of how our family was changed by our first year of deliberately eating food produced from the same place where we worked, went to school, loved our neighbors, drank the water, and breathed the air.”

 

The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals pdf

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals  pdf

Title: The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals pdf

Author: Michael Pollan

Genre: ,Nonfiction,Food and Drink,Food,Science,Health,History

Pages: 450 pages

The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals pdf

What should we have for dinner? For omnivore’s like ourselves, this simple question has always posed a dilemma: When you can eat just about anything nature (or the supermarket) has to offer, deciding what you should eat will inevitably stir anxiety, especially when some of the foods on offer might shorten your life. Today, buffeted by one food fad after another, America is suffering from what can only be described as a national eating disorder. The omnivore’s dilemma has returned with a vengeance, as the cornucopia of the modern American supermarket and fast-food outlet confronts us with a bewildering and treacherous food landscape. What’s at stake in our eating choices is not only our own and our children’s health, but the health of the environment that sustains life on earth.,The Omnivore’s Dilemma is a groundbreaking book in which one of America’s most fascinating, original, and elegant writers turns his own omnivorous mind to the seemingly straightforward question of what we should have for dinner. The question has confronted us since man discovered fire, but, according to Michael Pollan, the bestselling author of The Botany of Desire, how we answer it today, ath the dawn of the twenty-first century, may well determine our very survival as a species. Should we eat a fast-food hamburger? Something organic> Or perhaps something we hunt, gather or grow ourselves?,To find out, Pollan follows each of the food chains that sustain us–industrial food, organic or alternative food, and food we forage ourselves–from the source to a final meal, and in the process develops a definitive account of the American way of eating. His absorbing narrative takes us from Iowa cornfields to food laboratories, from feedlots and fast-food restaurants to organic farms and hunting grounds, always emphasizing our dynamic coevolutionary relationship with the handful of plant and animal species we depend on. Each time Pollan sits down to a meal, he deploys his unique blend of personal and investigative journalism to trace the origins of everything consumed, revealing what we unwittingly ingest and explaining how our taste for particular foods and flavors reflects our evolutionary inheritance.,The surprising answers Pollan offers to the simple question posed by this book have profound political, economic, psychological, and even mortal implications for all of us. Ultimately, this is a book as much about visionary solutions as it is about problems, and Pollan contends that, when it comes to food, doing the right thing often turns out to be the tastiest thing an eater can do. Beautifully written and thrillingly argued, The Omnivore’s Dilemma promises to change the way we think about the politics and pleasure of eating. For anyone who reads it, dinner will never again look, or taste, quite the same.,–jacket

 

Like Water for Chocolate pdf

Like Water for Chocolate  pdf

Title: Like Water for Chocolate pdf

Author: Laura Esquivel,

Genre: ,Fiction,Romance,Magical Realism,Historical,Historical Fiction,Classics,Fantasy,Food and Drink,Food

Pages: 222 pages

Like Water for Chocolate pdf

Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in turn-of-the-century Mexico became a best-selling phenomenon with its winning blend of poignant romance and bittersweet wit.,The number one bestseller in Mexico and America for almost two years, and subsequently a bestseller around the world, Like Water For Chocolate is a romantic, poignant tale, touched with moments of magic, graphic earthiness, bittersweet wit – and recipes. ,A sumptuous feast of a novel, it relates the bizarre history of the all-female De La Garza family. Tita, the youngest daughter of the house, has been forbidden to marry, condemned by Mexican tradition to look after her mother until she dies. But Tita falls in love with Pedro, and he is seduced by the magical food she cooks. In desperation, Pedro marries her sister Rosaura so that he can stay close to her, so that Tita and Pedro are forced to circle each other in unconsummated passion. Only a freakish chain of tragedies, bad luck and fate finally reunite them against all the odds.

 

Feast of Sorrow: A Novel of Ancient Rome pdf

Feast of Sorrow: A Novel of Ancient Rome  pdf

Title: Feast of Sorrow: A Novel of Ancient Rome pdf

Author: Crystal King

Genre: ,Historical,Historical Fiction,Fiction,Historical,Food and Drink,Food

Pages: 416 pages

Feast of Sorrow: A Novel of Ancient Rome pdf

Set amongst the scandal, wealth, and upstairs-downstairs politics of a Roman family, Crystal King’s seminal debut features the man who inspired the world’s oldest cookbook and the ambition that led to his destruction.,On a blistering day in the twenty-sixth year of Augustus Caesar’s reign, a young chef, Thrasius, is acquired for the exorbitant price of twenty thousand denarii. His purchaser is the infamous gourmet Marcus Gavius Apicius, wealthy beyond measure, obsessed with a taste for fine meals from exotic places, and a singular ambition: to serve as culinary advisor to Caesar, an honor that will cement his legacy as Rome’s leading epicure.,Apicius rightfully believes that Thrasius is the key to his culinary success, and with Thrasius’s help he soon becomes known for his lavish parties and fantastic meals. Thrasius finds a family in Apicius’s household, his daughter Apicata, his wife Aelia, and her handmaiden, Passia whom Thrasius quickly falls in love with. But as Apicius draws closer to his ultimate goal, his reckless disregard for any who might get in his way takes a dangerous turn that threatens his young family and places his entire household at the mercy of the most powerful forces in Rome.

 

REMEDY: HOW I CURED THE INCURABLE pdf

REMEDY: HOW I CURED THE INCURABLE  pdf

Title: REMEDY: HOW I CURED THE INCURABLE pdf

Author: Matthew J. Murphy

Genre: ,Food and Drink,Food,Autobiography,Memoir

Pages: 218 pages

REMEDY: HOW I CURED THE INCURABLE pdf

Time was running out. The clock was ticking. “Incurable.” That’s what they told him. The doctors told him he could only stay alive by surgery.“ But what they didn’t know was he was no ordinary patient. ,Matthew Murphy chose a different route and provides that same option and hope for YOU to follow as well. A MUST READ for anyone suffering from a digestive illness and wants an alternative path to healing. An estimated 60 to 80 million Americans suffer from digestive ailments. Don’t be one of them. ,Remedy is part memoir, part inspirational, part how-to book. Altogether it is the story of how I overcame a major health crisis. It is my hope that my story and the steps I took to combat an illness few ever triumph against will both inspire and provide someone else the tools to live the best life possible, despite what medical experts have told them. ,I formulated a plan of attack. Combining miracle working bone broth and my spiritual beliefs with the wealth of information I’d gathered through thousands of pages of research and countless hours toiling through every medium imaginable to find an alternative that could possibly heal me, I finally found just the right combination. I found what I’ve dubbed a “remedy” for my health problems and cure what the doctors said I could not. This book will walk you through everything I did – step-by-step. You will finally be able to let go of what ails you and live a fuller, more meaningful life. Choosing Life is not just a remedy; it’s the solution to a better you.

 

Catfish Dream – Ed Scott’s Fight for His Family Farm and Racial Justice in the Mississippi Delta pdf

Catfish Dream - Ed Scott's Fight for His Family Farm and Racial Justice in the Mississippi Delta  pdf

Title: Catfish Dream – Ed Scott’s Fight for His Family Farm and Racial Justice in the Mississippi Delta pdf

Author: Julian Rankin

Genre: ,Nonfiction,North American Hi…,American History,Food and Drink,Food,Food and Drink,Cookbooks

Pages: 

Catfish Dream – Ed Scott’s Fight for His Family Farm and Racial Justice in the Mississippi Delta pdf

Catfish Dream centers around the experiences, family, and struggles of Ed Scott Jr. (born in 1922), a prolific farmer in the Mississippi Delta and the first ever nonwhite owner and operator of a catfish plant in the nation.,Both directly and indirectly, the economic and political realities of food and subsistence affect the everyday lives of Delta farmers and the people there. Ed’s own father, Edward Sr., was a former sharecropper turned landowner who was one of the first black men to grow rice in the state. Ed carries this mantle forth with his soybean and rice farming and later with his catfish operation, which fed the black community both physically and symbolically. He provides an example for economic mobility and activism in a region of the country that is one of the nation’s poorest and has one of the most drastic disparities in education and opportunity, a situation especially true for the Delta’s vast African American population. With Catfish Dream Julian Rankin provides a fascinating portrait of a place through his intimate biography of Scott, a hero at once so typical and so exceptional in his community.

 

Eats of Eden pdf

Eats of Eden  pdf

Title: Eats of Eden pdf

Author: Tabitha Blankenbiller

Genre: ,Autobiography,Memoir,Writing,Essays,Nonfiction,Food and Drink,Food,Biography Memoir,Feminism

Pages: 206 pages

Eats of Eden pdf

Eats of Eden is a trip into the memory, into the stomach, and into the heart of every woman. These essays of tasty bites, writing, coming-of-age, family, sex, self-esteem—and above all, overcoming personal odds to live your best life—are complete with mouth-watering recipes and memories that will change your relationship with food forever. From self-identity to love affairs with the sinking of the Titanic to cheese snobbery to reconciling the unanswered questions of a lost friendship, the home-loving socialite at the heart of this memoir dishes and dines on fashion, feminism, fabulousness, and food.,Eats of Eden follows a year of attempting to write a novel, and the daily life, occasional revelations and passions that feed, distract, complicate, and enrich that process—in the author’s case, constant detours into the kitchen. It’s a book about writing, eating, and surviving in the modern west, from literary hustling at the Doug Fir Lounge, to waiting for life-altering emails around a stew-cooking campfire at Crater Lake.

 

Dishwasher: One Man’s Quest to Wash Dishes in All Fifty States pdf

Dishwasher: One Man's Quest to Wash Dishes in All Fifty States  pdf

Title: Dishwasher: One Man’s Quest to Wash Dishes in All Fifty States pdf

Author: Pete Jordan

Genre: ,Nonfiction,Autobiography,Memoir,Travel,Biography,Food and Drink,Food,Biography Memoir

Pages: 384 pages

Dishwasher: One Man’s Quest to Wash Dishes in All Fifty States pdf

Dishwasher is the true story of a man on a mission: to clean dirty dishes professionally in every state in America. Part adventure, part parody, and part miraculous journey of self-discovery, it is the unforgettable account of Pete Jordan’s transformation from itinerant seeker into “Dishwasher Pete”—unlikely folk hero, writer, publisher of his own cult zine, and the ultimate professional dish dog—and how he gave it all up for love.

 

Can’t Stand the Heat pdf

Can't Stand the Heat  pdf

Title: Can’t Stand the Heat pdf

Author: Louisa Edwards

Genre: ,Romance,Romance,Contemporary Romance,Contemporary,Womens Fiction,Chick Lit,Food and Drink,Food,Adult

Pages: 344 pages

Can’t Stand the Heat pdf

For sharp-tongued food critic Miranda Wake, the chance to spend a month in Adam Temple’s kitchen to write an exposé is a journalistic dream come true. Surely Miranda can find a way to cut the hotshot chef down to size once she learns what really goes on at his trendy Manhattan restaurant. But she never expected Adam to find out her most embarrassing secret: she has no idea how to cook.,Adam’s not about to have his reputation burned by a critic who doesn’t even know the difference between poaching and paring. He’ll just have to give the tempting redhead a few private lessons of his own—teaching her what it means to cook with passion…and doing more with his hands than simply preparing sumptuous food.

 

Julia’s Chocolates pdf

Julia's Chocolates  pdf

Title: Julia’s Chocolates pdf

Author: Cathy Lamb

Genre: ,Fiction,Womens Fiction,Chick Lit,Romance,Contemporary,Adult,Book Club,Womens Fiction,Humor,Food and Drink,Food,Adult Fiction

Pages: 390 pages

Julia’s Chocolates pdf

“I left my wedding dress hanging in a tree somewhere in North Dakota. I don’t know why that particular tree appealed to me. Perhaps it was because it looked as if it had given up and died years ago and was still standing because it didn’t know what else to do…”,In her deliciously funny, heartfelt, and moving debut, Cathy Lamb introduces some of the most wonderfully eccentric women since The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood and The Secret Life of Bees, as she explores the many ways we find the road home. ,From the moment Julia Bennett leaves her abusive Boston fiancé at the altar and her ugly wedding dress hanging from a tree in North Dakota, she knows she’s driving away from the old Julia, but what she’s driving toward is as messy and undefined as her own wounded soul. The old Julia dug her way out of a tortured, trailer park childhood with a monster of a mother. The new Julia will be found at her Aunt Lydia’s rambling, hundred-year-old farmhouse outside Golden, Oregon. ,There, among uppity chickens and toilet bowl planters, Julia is welcomed by an eccentric, warm, and often wise clan of women, including a psychic, a minister’s unhappy wife, an abused mother of four, and Aunt Lydia herself–a woman who is as fierce and independent as they come. Meeting once a week for drinks and the baring of souls, it becomes clear that every woman holds secrets that keep her from happiness. But what will it take for them to brave becoming their true selves? For Julia, it’s chocolate. All her life, baking has been her therapy and her refuge, a way to heal wounds and make friends. Nobody anywhere makes chocolates as good as Julia’s, and now, chocolate just might change her life–and bring her love when she least expects it. But it can’t keep her safe. As Julia gradually opens her heart to new life, new friendships, and a new man, the past is catching up to her. And this time, she will not be able to run but will have to face it head on. ,Filled with warmth, love, and truth, Julia’s Chocolates is an unforgettable novel of hope and healing that explores the hurts we keep deep in our hearts, the love that liberates us, the courage that defines us, and the chocolate that just might take us there.