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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life (2008)

de Barbara Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp, Camille Kingsolver

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When Kingsolver and her family move from suburban Arizona to rural Appalachia, they take on a new challenge: to spend a year on a locally produced diet, paying close attention to the provenance of all they consume. "Our highest shopping goal was to get our food from so close to home, we'd know the person who grew it. Often that turned out to be ourselves as we learned to produce what we needed, starting with dirt, seeds, and enough knowledge to muddle through. Or starting with baby animals, and enough sense to refrain from naming them."--From publisher description.… (més)
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    The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals de Michael Pollan (SqueakyChu, heidialice, booklove2)
    SqueakyChu: Both books address a way of working with our current food culture.
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    The Seasons on Henry's Farm: A Year of Food and Life on a Sustainable Farm de Terra Brockman (JanesList)
    JanesList: Both are delightful to read and tell the story of sustainable growing and eating throughout the year, with recipes and family contributions to the books. You might not want to read them both in the same month, but if you liked one, I bet you'll like the other.… (més)
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    Made from Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life de Jenna Woginrich (sonyagreen)
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    The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability de Lierre Keith (owen1218)
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    Fifty Acres and a Poodle: A Story of Love, Livestock, and Finding Myself on a Farm de Jeanne Marie Laskas (hipdeep)
    hipdeep: Not a book about slow food, but for my money a far more interesting memoir of an urbanite's move to a farm.
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    The New English Kitchen: Changing the Way You Shop, Cook and Eat de Rose Prince (hipdeep)
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    Goat Song: A Seasonal Life, A Short History of Herding, and the Art of Making Cheese de Brad Kessler (Muriel743)
    Muriel743: Covers similar topics - i.e. mainly urban people pursuing food self-sufficiency, forming relationships with rural community and neighbours and learning the skills needed to feed themselves.
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    An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies de Tyler Cowen (BookshelfMonstrosity)
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    Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously de Julie Powell (sturlington)
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I read the book, because I was curious how a family can eat locally. I thought I would find some tips. Instead there was nothing I didn't already know from other books. The basic message was: it is a lot of work. I found the tone very self congratulatory. I didn't finish it because I was sick of it. ( )
  Marietje.Halbertsma | Jan 9, 2022 |
I enjoyed this book very much, and will try in the future to get more "Local Foods", to a large extent something I already do. My major issue with the book is when Kingsolver tries to convince me a 30 year and counting vegetarian, that it'd be better for the planet if I just ate locally sourced meat. I have never tried to get anyone to become a vegetarian, and I never will. If someone asks me about being a vegetarian, I'd share with them my reasons, I wouldn't try to get them to become one. Just as I wouldn't try to change a Republican into a Democrat or a religious person into an Atheist.


Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. The abstract for this article is a prime example of clear writing and good lifecycle analysis — which don’t usually go together — so check it out. But here’s the essence:

Food is transported a long way, going about 1,000 miles in delivery and over 4,000 miles across the supply chain.
But 83% of the average U.S. household’s carbon footprint for food comes from growing and producing it. Transportation is only 11%.
Different foods have vastly different greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity, with meat requiring far more energy to produce, and red meat being particularly egregious, requiring 150% more energy than even chicken.

So the journal article adds this up to an obvious conclusion: if you want to reduce your food’s carbon footprint, eat less meat. In short, “Shifting less than one day per week’s worth of calories from red meat and dairy products to chicken, fish, eggs, or a vegetable-based diet achieves more GHG reduction than buying all locally sourced food.”

https://hbr.org/2011/06/local-food-or-less-meat-data-t.html
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  kevn57 | Dec 8, 2021 |
I liked this book and learned some things but it was a struggle to keep reading it. Some parts felt like I was being lectured, some parts felt like I was being told stuff I already knew, and some parts made me feel guilty that I hadn't fully appreciated eating local, eating organic, and/or the paying attention to how meat animals were being cared for. But also I felt like the author was overly optimistic for change, at least in enough time to prevent the world from blowing up from climate change. But I will try to be conscientious now. ( )
  phyllis2779 | Aug 16, 2021 |
This book has completely changed the way I understand and enjoy food. I have such a deeper appreciation for plant and animal life and for what appears on the grocery store shelves. It does have "preachy" moments, which could deter some people--this didn't bug me since my ecological/political/social opinions tend to fall in line with BK's. This book provides a wealth of information for curious folks out there, and as always, BK's style is fluid, approachable, and full of heart.

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It was so wonderful rereading this book. This is one that I'll probably continue to reread through the years, both for the wonderful vignettes of each season/outing and the jam-packed amount of information (although hopefully some of the information will be outdated soon--for the better). The "Hoppsolver" family amazes me with their dedication and the degree of their success encourages the steps I make at becoming a more conscious eater. I also more fully appreciate now the experience of growing up in a farming family, from the older generations who made their living as farmers to my mother's suburban garden growing up (hindsight, however, is certainly 20/20 on this one--I still sometimes flinch upon hearing my name and "weeding" in the same sentence, and I learned at an early age that there's no such thing as growing "a little" squash...there comes a point you can't even give pumpkins away). The turkey sex portion is particularly amusing, and as a former vegetarian, I continue to find the chapter "You Can't Run Away on Harvest Day" a masterpiece in itself. I agree with Kate that this book will make you feel guilty for eating a banana, but the food possibilities presented kept my stomach growling and itching to start cooking away my insomnia. I've tried a few of the recipes so far, and they've worked out fairly well for me, though I'm glad I know my way around the kitchen--they might not be as clear for novice cooks who need more guidance. Overall, though, I think this book can get almost anyone jazzed, if not totally convinced about going local to at least some extent. Give it a try! ( )
  LibroLindsay | Jun 18, 2021 |
This is a really lovely book. It made me want to plant a vegetable garden (which I can't do while the boys play travel baseball, because NO TIME), or, at the least, rejoin a CSA. ( )
  ssperson | Apr 3, 2021 |
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If everything my heart desired was handed to me on a plate, I’d probably just want something else. (Camille Kingsolver)
We all cultivate illusions of safety that could fall away in the knife edge of one second.”
People who are grieving walk with death every waking moment. When the rest of us dread that we’ll somehow remind them of death’s existence, we are missing their reality.
Wake up now, look alive, for here is a day off work just to praise Creation: the turkey, the squash, and the corn, these things that ate and drank sunshine, grass, mud, and rain, and then in the shortening days laid down their lives for our welfare and onward resolve. There’s the miracle for you, the absolute sacrifice that still holds back seeds: a germ of promise to do the whole thing again, another time.
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When Kingsolver and her family move from suburban Arizona to rural Appalachia, they take on a new challenge: to spend a year on a locally produced diet, paying close attention to the provenance of all they consume. "Our highest shopping goal was to get our food from so close to home, we'd know the person who grew it. Often that turned out to be ourselves as we learned to produce what we needed, starting with dirt, seeds, and enough knowledge to muddle through. Or starting with baby animals, and enough sense to refrain from naming them."--From publisher description.

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