Bringing It to the Table

Bringing It to the Table

On Farming and Food

Book - 2009
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Only a farmer could delve so deeply into the origins of food, and only a writer of Wendell Berry's caliber could convey it with such conviction and eloquence. A progenitor of the slow food movement, Wendell Berry reminds us all to take the time to understand the basics of what we ingest. "Eating is an agriculture act," he writes. Indeed, we are all players in the food economy. For the last five decades, Berry has embodied mindful eating through his land practices and his writing. In recognition of that influence, Michael Pollan here offers an introduction to this wonderful collection that is essential reading for anyone who cares about what they eat.

Drawn from over thirty years of work, this collection joins bestsellers The Omnivore's Dilemma , by Pollan, and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle , by Barbara Kingsolver, as essential reading for anyone who cares about what they eat. The essays address such concerns as: How does organic measure up against locally grown? What are the differences between small and large farms, and how does that affect what you put on your dinner table? What can you do to support sustainable agriculture?

Publisher: Berkeley : Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2009
ISBN: 9781582435435
Characteristics: xvi, 234 p. ; 23 cm


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Dec 25, 2011

As one would expect from Wendell Berry, the essays presented in this book are beautifully written and full of rich insights. These essays will shift your thinking, you will never look at food the same way again.

May 29, 2010

A beautifully written text. He writes about agriculture, but really he is writing about what makes us human. I recommend this to anyone who eats.


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