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Grounded by the Farm

Jul 19, 2023

So often, a podcast interview opens up whole new areas of discovery and here, food and farm books can help provide additional depth. In fact, the last few episodes opened that curiosity for host Janice Person who jumped on a friend's book recommendation. Now Janice shares recommendations for 10 books in the food and farm space! 

The books Janice talks through here are:

  • To Boldly Grow: Finding Joy, Adventure and Dinner in Your Own Backyard by Tamar Haspel
  • Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food by Pamela Ronald & Raul Adamchak
  • The Wizard & the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow’s World by Charles C Mann
  • The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing and the Future of the Human Race by Walter Isaacson
  • The Fate of Food: What We’ll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World by Amanda Little 
  • The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats by Dan Stone 
  • Cuisine & Empire: Cooking in World History by Rachel Laudan
  • Two books by Edna Lewis -- The Taste of Country Cooking and In Pursuit of Flavor
  • The Complete Food & Nutrition Guide by Roberta Larson Duyff
  • We Are Each Other's Harvest: Celebrating African American Farmers, Land, and Legacy by Natalie Baszile

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