Book of the Month, Mar. 2021 - Eight Flavors

March 2021 –Eight Flavors

American cuisine is arguably the most ethnically diverse cuisine of the world, greatly in part to our history as the “melting pot.” As you may recall from our 2020 AgBookClub discussions, we scratched the surface of this topic with The Food Explorer by Daniel Stone. Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine*+ by Sarah Lohman dives… Continue reading March 2021 –Eight Flavors

Book of the Month, Feb. 2021 - Sacred Cow

February 2021 – Sacred Cow

Two big topics we know will spill from 2020 to 2021 are (1) the environment and (2) animal protein and the alternatives. Sacred Cow: The Case for (Better) Meat: Why Well-Raised Meat is Good for You and Good for the Planet*+, by Diana Rodgers and Robb Wolf, examines a common argument against eating animal protein: that… Continue reading February 2021 – Sacred Cow

Book of the Month, Jan. 2021 - Hungry

January 2021 – Hungry

The first selection of the new year is a relatively new book, released summer 2020, on current food culture. Here’s a brief synopsis of what to expect from Hungry: Avocado Toast, Instagram Influencers, and Our Search for Connection and Meaning*+ by Eve Turow-Paul. We wait in lines around the block for scoops of cookie dough. We photograph… Continue reading January 2021 – Hungry

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

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