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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
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Category:Food, Non fiction, Environment, Politics, Cooking, Health
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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, Gathering the Desert, Where Our Food Comes From: Retracing Nikolay Vavilov's Quest to End Famine, Songbirds, Truffles, and Wolves: An American Naturalist in Italy, The Geography of Childhood: Why Children Need Wild Places (Concord Library), Cultures of Habitat: On Nature, Culture, and Story, Coming Home to Eat: The Pleasures and Politics of Local Foods, Why Some Like It Hot: Food, Genes, and Cultural Diversity, Enduring Seeds: Native American Agriculture and Wild Plant Conservation
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, b To the untrained eye b a desert is a wasteland that defies civilization yet the desert has been home to native cultures for centuries and offers sustenance in its surprisingly wide range of plant life Gary Paul Nabhan has combed the desert in search of plants forgotten by all but a handful of American Indians and Mexican Americans In i Gathering the Desert i readers will discover that the bounty of the desert is much more than meets the eye whether found in the luscious fruit of the stately organpipe cactus or in the lowly tepary bean br br Nabhan has chosen a dozen of the more than edible wild species found in the Sonoran Desert to demonstrate just how bountiful the land can be From the red hot chiltepines of Mexico to the palms of Palm Springs each plant exemplifies a symbolic or ecological relationship which people of this region have had with plants through history Each chapter focuses on a particular plant and is accompanied by an original drawing by artist Paul Mirocha Word and picture together create a total impression of plants and people as the book traces the turn of seasons in the desert, The future of our food depends on tiny seeds in orchards and fields the world over In one of the first to recognize this fact the great botanist Nikolay Vavilov lay dying of starvation in a Soviet prison But in the years before Stalin jailed him as a scapegoat for the country s famines Vavilov had traveled over five continents collecting hundreds of thousands of seeds in an effort to outline the ancient centers of agricultural diversity and guard against widespread hunger Now another remarkable scientist and vivid storyteller has retraced his footsteps br br In Where Our Food Comes From Gary Paul Nabhan weaves together Vavilov s extraordinary story with his own expeditions to Earth s richest agricultural landscapes and the cultures that tend them Retracing Vavilov s path from Mexico and the Colombian Amazon to the glaciers of the Pamirs in Tajikistan he draws a vibrant portrait of changes that have occurred since Vavilov s time and why they matter br br In his travels Nabhan shows how climate change free trade policies genetic engineering and loss of traditional knowledge are threatening our food supply Through discussions with local farmers visits to local outdoor markets and comparison of his own observations in eleven countries to those recorded in Vavilov s journals and photos Nabhan reveals just how much diversity has br already been lost But he also shows what resilient farmers and scientists in many regions are doing to save the remaining living riches of our world br br It is a cruel irony that Vavilov a man who spent his life working to foster nutrition ultimately died from lack of it In telling his story Where Our Food Comes From brings to life the intricate relationships among culture politics the land and the future of the world s food