Butter: A Rich History

Butter: A Rich HistoryIt s a culinary catalyst, an agent of change, a gastronomic rock star Ubiquitous in the world s most fabulous cuisines, butter is boss Here, it finally gets its due After traveling across three continents to stalk the modern story of butter, award winning food writer and former pastry chef Elaine

Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America

Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in AmericaCookbook author and food writer Ruhlman explores the evolution of the American grocery store and how it has affected what we eat The author uses two of his Midwestern hometown grocery chains, Heinen s and Fazio s, and his memories of his father s love of food and grocery shopping as the foundation

Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved World

Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved WorldAs every day brings urgent reports of growing water shortages around the world, there is no time to lose in the search for solutions.The U.S government predicts that forty of our fifty states and 60 percent of the earth s land surface will soon face alarming gaps between available water and the

Our Only World: Ten Essays

Our Only World: Ten EssaysAs the United States prepares to leave its long war in Afghanistan, it now must contemplate the necessity of sending troops back to Iraq, recalling General Colin Powell s advice to President Bush If you break it, you own it, asthe world s hot spots threaten to spread over the globe with the

The Omnivore's Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You Eat

The Omnivore's Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You EatThe New York Times bestseller that s changing America s diet is now perfect for younger readers What s for dinner seemed like a simple question until journalist and supermarket detective Michael Pollan delved behind the scenes From fast food and big organic to small farms and old fashioned

Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States

Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest StatesAn account of all the new and surprising evidence now available that contradicts the standard narrative for the beginnings of the earliest civilizations Why did humans abandon hunting and gathering for sedentary communities dependent on livestock and cereal grains, and governed by precursors of

Pig Tales: An Omnivore's Quest for Sustainable Meat

Pig Tales: An Omnivore's Quest for Sustainable MeatBarry Estabrook, author of the New York Times bestseller Tomatoland and a writer of great skill and compassion Eric Schlosser , now explores the dark side of the American pork industry Drawing on his personal experiences raising pigs as well as his sharp investigative instincts, Estabrook covers