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

Book of the Month, June 2020 - Unnaturally Delicious

June 2020 – Unnaturally Delicious

AgBookClub's June selection, Unnaturally Delicious: How Science and Technology Are Serving Up Super Foods to Save the World, by Jayson Lusk, tackles the topic of how technology and agriculture can partner to address many of today's polarizing concerns about food. You might remember reading another title by Jayson Lusk, The Food Police, back in February 2018.… Continue reading June 2020 – Unnaturally Delicious

Book of the Month, May 2020 - The Food Explorer

May 2020 – The Food Explorer

AgBookClub's May selection, The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats by Daniel Stone, follows the adventures of David Fairchild. In the nineteenth century, Americans had a relatively bland diet by today's standards. By the turn of the twentieth century, Fairchild began to change that, exploring the globe and… Continue reading May 2020 – The Food Explorer

Apr. 2020 - The Fate of Food, Book of the Month

Apr. 2020 – The Fate of Food

In the fascinating story of the sustainable food revolution, an environmental journalist and professor asks the question: Is the future of food looking bleak—or better than ever? AgBookClub's April selection, The Fate of Food, What We'll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World by Amanda Little, takes a look at modern agriculture through the lens… Continue reading Apr. 2020 – The Fate of Food

Book of the Month, Mar. 2020 - Eating Animals

Mar. 2020 – Eating Animals

Humans have consumed meat for thousands of years. In that time, there have been different cultural acceptances of what animals humans could (or were willing) to harvest for meat, including none at all. March's AgBookClub pick, Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer (also available on Audible and Kindle) explores the morality of eating animals and… Continue reading Mar. 2020 – Eating Animals