I have a deep relationship with paper. I love the way it feels, it sounds, how it smells. I have dozens of journals I’ve written in and carefully archived snippets and precious cuttings from other books and (ahhhh) magazines. And books. Let’s just say I have lots of them and I’d strongly consider a retirement career as a librarian in a cook book library. Listed below are reading resources on organic food and adopting a frugal lifestyle.
“Books are a hardbound drug with no danger of an overdose. I’m the happy victim of books.” Karl Largerfeld
Good Books (in no particular order)
The Natural Kitchen Author: Deborah Eden Hall
This is a guide book to the sustainable food revolution. It discusses how the food choices we make have a profound impact on both our lives and the world at large. There are very good hands on tips for enriching your relationship with food.
Diet for a Small Planet Author: Frances Moore Lappe
This 1971 best selling book was one of the first to expose the enormous in U.S. grain-fed meat production—for her a symbol of a global food system creating hunger out of plenty. Eating a planet-centered diet, she argued, means choosing what is best for the earth and our bodies—a daily action that reminds us of our power to create a saner world.
Laurel’s Kitchen Authors: Laurel Robertson, Carol Flinders and Bronwen Godfrey
The original Laurel’s Kitchen demonstrated that vegetarian food can be nutritionally sound and need not be dreary. It is enormously influential even now when vegetarian and whole foods cooking has joined the mainstream. For this sequel, almost every recipe has been revised to lower fat content or enhance nutrition, and 150 new recipes have been added, along with a long section on nutrition. As in the original volume, recipes are excellent. This new version deserves to be as popular as its predecessor.