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Read online Coming Home to Eat: The Pleasures and Politics of Local Foods.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Coming Home to Eat: The Pleasures and Politics of Local Foods Issuing a profound and engaging passionate call to us to re think our food industry Jim Harrison author of em The Raw and the Cooked em Gary Paul Nabhan reminds us that eating close to home is not just a matter of convenience it is an act of deep cultural and environmental significance Embodying a perspective at once ecological economic humanistic and spiritual em Los Angeles Times em Nabhan has dedicated his life to raising awareness about food as an avid gardener as an ethnobotanist preserving seed diversity and as an activist devoted to recovering native food traditions in the Southwest This inspired and eloquently detailed account Rick Bayless Chefs Collaborative tells of his year long mission to eat only foods grown fished or gathered within two hundred miles of his home A good book for gardeners to read this winter em The New York Times em Nabhan s work weav es together the traditions of Thoreau and M F K Fisher in a soul food treatise for our time Peter Hoffman Chefs Collaborative by Gary Paul Nabhan

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Coming Home to Eat: The Pleasures and Politics of Local Foods
Title:Coming Home to Eat: The Pleasures and Politics of Local Foods
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Number of Pages:336
Category:Food, Non fiction, Environment, Politics, Cooking, Health
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Cultures of Habitat: On Nature, Culture, and Story, The Desert Smells Like Rain: A Naturalist in Papago Indian Country, Renewing America's Food Traditions: Saving and Savoring the Continent's Most Endangered Foods, Why Some Like It Hot: Food, Genes, and Cultural Diversity, Enduring Seeds: Native American Agriculture and Wild Plant Conservation, Gathering the Desert, Where Our Food Comes From: Retracing Nikolay Vavilov's Quest to End Famine, Coming Home to Eat: The Pleasures and Politics of Local Foods, Songbirds, Truffles, and Wolves: An American Naturalist in Italy, The Geography of Childhood: Why Children Need Wild Places (Concord Library)
Renewing the Food Traditions of North America is a dramatic call to recognize celebrate and conserve the great diversity of foods that give North America the distinctive culinary identity that reflects its multi cultural heritage It offers us rich natural and cultural histories as well as recipes and folk traditions associated with one hundred of the rarest food plants and animals in North America In doing so it reminds us that what we choose to eat can either conserve or deplete the cornucopia of our continent In addition it offers a eulogy to a once common game food that has gone extinct the passenger pigeon to underscore how rapidly a food species can be depleted if its habitat is destroyed and harvesting pressures are ignored Rather than dwelling on the tragic losses it highlights the success stories of food recovery habitat restoration and market revitalization which chefs farmers ranchers fishermen and foresters have recently achieved Through such food parables editor Nabhan and his colleagues build a persuasive argument for eater based conservation Implementing that call to action the Renewing America s Food Tradition collaborative involves some of the country s most inspiring and effective non profit organizations in targeting hundreds of rare and neglected foods unique to North America for such restoration and recovery They have been compiled into the first ever comprehensive list of the wild and domesticated food varieties that are threatened or endangered in North America including heirloom seeds fruits and nuts heritage breeds of livestock and poultry fish and game and wild foraged plants In addition this book offers atool kit to engage those who wish to personally support and participate in such recoveries and a list of food festivals held across the continent to honor and enjoy some of the country s most iconic foods from crab cakes to maple syrup and file gumbo Organized by food nations named for the ecological and cultural keystone foods of each region Salmon Nation Bison Nation Chile Pepper Nation Cornbread Nation among others this book offers you an altogether fresh perspective on the culinary traditions of North America After savoring this book you will never look at the geography of food or the necessity of conserving the biocultural foundation of culinary diversity the same way again, From mountain shrines to lowland oases ethnobiologist Gary Nabhan takes us on a series of journeys with contemporary Papago Indians the Tohono O odham or Desert People From these journeys we discover how much the Desert People know about the dynamics of their arid homeland in Arizona and Sonora Mexico The i Desert Smells Like Rain i offers insights into the natural history of desert plants and animals as it documents a dying agricultural tradition that has enriched the biological diversity of the Papago s seemingly harsh environment Drawing on his extensive scientific research and study of Papago folklore as well as his years of work among the Desert People in village gardening and nutrition programs Nabhan portrays a desert adapted way of life that has persisted despite the pressures of modern civilization br, After two decades in the Southwest studying plant use and cultivation by the native hunter gatherers and first farmers of the New World Gary Nabhan one of America s finest naturalists and nature writers turns his attention to the Old World walking the Franciscan Way nearly two hundred miles from Florence to Assisi Accompanied by a friend Nabhan enters the heart of the Tuscan and Umbrian countryside in order to read the landscape as one reads a sacred book slowly and with growing delight He talks with peasant farmers truffle sellers cooks and bakers all eager to share their plants seeds cooking methods and cultural insights with the American pilgrims br br Saint Francis has come to be a model for what it means to be human in the natural world and Nabhan takes him as a guide This journey becomes a spiritual quest as well as an ethnobotanical field trip Together with Nabhan we discover what is useful in the old ways what remains wild in the civilized world and what in ancient science has survived to make its way into contemporary culture, Natural historian Gary Paul Nabhan takes us on a culinary odyssey to solve the puzzles posed by the ghosts of evolution hidden within every culture and its traditional cuisine We learn how various ethnic cuisines formerly protected their traditional consumers from both infectious and nutrition related diseases