Book of the Month, Dec. 2020 - Baking Powder Wars

December 2020 – Baking Powder Wars

It's holiday baking season! AgBookClub's December selection, Baking Powder Wars: The Cutthroat Food Fight that Revolutionized Cooking by Linda Civitello, is the story that you didn't know existed. It's an account of brand wars, bribery, and slander over something as minute as the baking staple you forget is hanging out in the back of your… Continue reading December 2020 – Baking Powder Wars

Book of the Month, Oct. 2020 - Size Matters

October 2020 – Size Matters

AgBookClub's October selection, Size Matters: Why We Love to Hate Big Food by Charlie Arnot of The Center for Food Integrity, has been on the AgBookClub bookshelf for a while and we're excited to finally have it on the reading list this fall. Food today is more abundant and affordable than ever before, but experiences… Continue reading October 2020 – Size Matters

Book of the Month, Sept. 2020 - The Fault Lines of Farm Policy

September 2020 – The Fault Lines of Farm Policy

AgBookClub's September selection, The Fault Lines of Farm Policy: A Legislative and Political History of the Farm Bill by Jonathan Coppess, couldn't have come at a more relevant time as farmers face many challenges in the marketplace. This book is a historical review of farm policy and how the Farm Bill as we know it… Continue reading September 2020 – The Fault Lines of Farm Policy

Aug. 2020 - Butter: A Rich History, Book of the Month

August 2020 – Butter: A Rich History

AgBookClub's August selection, Butter: A Rich History by Elaine Khosrova, "serves up a story as rich, textured, and culturally relevant as butter itself." "From its humble agrarian origins to its present-day artisanal glory, butter has a fascinating story to tell, and Khosrova is the perfect person to tell it. With tales about the ancient butter… Continue reading August 2020 – Butter: A Rich History

Book of the Month, July 2020 - The Cooking Gene

July 2020 – The Cooking Gene

AgBookClub's July selection, The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South, by Michael W. Twitty, is a timely look at race and food in the Old South. There's something special about Southern food. Barbeque. Soul food. Comfort food like biscuits and greens, okra and gumbo. But who owns those foods?… Continue reading July 2020 – The Cooking Gene