Friday, May 25, 2007

Library Bag: Local Food

Kristin (as always) gives me something new for my library book list! When I return, I plan to read Barbara Kingsolver's Animal Vegetable Miracle, an account of her family's experience eating local foods.

With gas prices rising, we will all be looking local for many of our needs.


Kristin said...

Oh, I hope you enjoy it! So much of it is great. I didn't really mention it in my review but you definitely have to take the good while ignoring the bad in the book. She does believe in evolution and makes comments to that effect throughout the book. I just ignored that and concentrated on the other really good information! Plus, the book contains some really yummy looking recipes!

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Thanks to you and to Kristin!

I put it on hold at my library (online library holds...gotta love it).

I'm becoming even more interested in locally grown foods. My husband is not suppose to have foods that have a lot of pesticides. He was told years ago if we can't afford organic, go local (this was before the whole local food movement began).

It seems local farmers do not use the same amounts of pesticides as foods grown by the large companies so you are "almost" getting organic at great prices...not to mention keeping our small farm families around. (Can you tell I live in a farm state?) :)

Anonymous said...

Make sure to check out Michael Pollan's "The Omnivore's Dilemma", too.

TheNormalMiddle said...

And then YOU keep adding to my library list! I requested it just now. I enjoyed $64 tomato so much, thanks for that recommendation meredith!

Lori - Queen of Dirty Laundry said...

I read a similar article in Good Housekeeping; maybe an excerpt from the book? It definitely takes some planning to eat locally. I think our biggest obstacle may be price.