Today, the Dining & Wine section of The New York Times featured, on its front page, Renewing America’s Food Traditionsâ€”Gary Paul Nabhan’s collection of cultural histories, recipes, and folk traditions associated with the rarest food plants and animals in North America. While offering a eulogy to a once-common game food that has gone extinctâ€”the passenger pigeonâ€”the book doesnâ€™t dwell on tragic losses. Instead, it highlights the success stories of food recovery, habitat restoration, and market revitalization that chefs, farmers, ranchers, fishermen, and foresters have recently achieved. Through such â€śfood parables,â€ť Renewing America’s Food Traditions builds a persuasive argument for eater-based conservation.
Categories: Food & Health
Posted on Tuesday, April 29th, 2008 at 12:10 pm by admin