ISBN: 9781603582889 Year Added to Catalog: 2010 Book Format: Paperback Book Art: Full-color photographs throughout Dimensions: 8 x 10 Number of Pages: 352 pages Book Publisher: Sunrise Lane Productions Release Date: September 15, 2010 Web Product ID: 555
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The New Generation of Sustainable Farmers, Cooks, and Food Activists Stories and Recipes
Photographs by Andrew Lipton
"Growing Roots introduces us to a few dozen young food pioneers through their words, and even more usefully, their recipes. Think of it as a community cookbook for the food movement."
Growing Roots: The New Generation of Sustainable Farmers, Cooks, and Food Activists is about a new revolution in food that involves young people who are living sustainable lives that revolve around healthy, natural food.
The book introduces us to farmers and beekeepers, fishermen and chefs, food activists and cheesemongers, and many, many more. We meet these fascinating young people from all across the nation through first-person profiles, along with brilliant photographs and delicious, simple recipes. They talk about raising grass-fed beef, lamb, and pork; growing vegetables and grains; keeping bees and making cheese; and their restaurants and their markets. Included are filmmakers, writers, and artists who change the way we look at what we eat and where our food comes from. In their profiles we learn how these young people got to where they are today, their backgrounds, their education, and their passionate relationship to food.
The author’s through-line gives us a glimpse of her own journey with food, through her own childhood, raising children, and becoming an empty-nester. Growing Roots is about relationships and how food figures in those relationships. It is for everyone who is interested in learning about this new iteration of the food movement and the folks involved, whether you’d like to figure out how to do it for yourself, or just love reading about it. The photos are beautiful, the narrative lively, and the recipes simple and delicious. A must-read for all ages and a wonderful addition to the food-lover’s bookshelf.