Agriculture & Food

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A Matter of Taste

By Rebecca Tucker

How did farmer's markets, nose­-to-­tail, locavorism, organic eating, CSAs, whole foods, and Whole Foods become synonymous with “good food?*? And are these practices really producing food that is morally, environmentally, or economically sustainable? Rebecca Tucker's compelling, ... Read more

Eat the Beetles!

By David Waltner-Toews

 

Will eating insects change the world for the better??

Meet the beetles: there are millions and millions of them and many fewer of the rest of us — mammals, birds, and reptiles. Since before recorded history, humans have eaten insects. While many get squeamish at the idea, ... Read more

Lost Feast

By Lenore Newman

 

“Edifying and entertaining. ” — Foreword Reviews, starred review

A rollicking exploration of the history and future of our favorite foods

When we humans love foods, we love them a lot. In fact, we have often eaten them into extinction, whether it is the megafauna of the ... Read more

Take Back the Tray

By Joshna Maharaj

 

A beloved chef takes on institutional food and sparks a revolution

Good food generally doesn’t arrive on a tray: hospital food is famously ridiculed, chronic student hunger is deemed a rite of passage, and prison meals are considered part of the punishment. But Chef Joshna ... Read more

The Edible City

Edited by Christina Palassio & Alana Wilcox

If a city is its people, and its people are what they eat, then shouldn’t food play a larger role in our dialogue about how and where we live? The food of a metropolis is essential to its character. Native plants, proximity to farmland, the locations of supermarkets, immigration, ... Read more

The Fruitful City

By Helena Moncrieff

 

Nominated for the 2019 Heritage Toronto Book Award

Shortlisted for the 2019 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize

“Moncrieff eloquently reminds readers of the bounty and beauty that surround them.” —Publishers Weekly

Examining the roots and fruits of the urban foodscape

Our cities ... Read more