We’ve recommended a few notable books to help you explore the story of your food. Authors who appear in Nourish are noted with the Asterisk icon. What are your favorite food books? Let us know.

Food System

Diet for a Small Planet Fast Food Nation
Asterisk Diet for a Hot Planet:
The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It

by Anna Lappé
Amazon | Powell’s
Fair Food:
Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All

by Oran B. Hesterman, PhD
Amazon | Powell’s
Fast Food Nation:
The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

by Eric Schlosser
Amazon | Powell’s
Four Fish The Omnivore's Dilemma
Four Fish:
The Future of the Last Wild Food

by Paul Greenberg
Amazon | Powell’s
Asterisk The Omnivore’s Dilemma:
A Natural History of Four Meals

by Michael Pollan
Amazon | Powell’s

Food in Schools

Edible SchoolyardLunch LessonsSmart by Nature
Asterisk Edible Schoolyard:
A Universal Idea

by Alice Waters
Amazon | Powell’s
Lunch Lessons:
Changing the Way We Feed
Our Children

by Ann Cooper
Amazon | Powell’s
Smart by Nature:
Schooling for Sustainability

by Michael K. Stone
Amazon | Powell’s

Young Readers

Chew On ThisGrow It, Cook ItOmnivore's Dilemma for Kids
Chew On This:
Everything You Don’t Want to Know About Fast Food

by Eric Schlosser and Charles Wilson
(Grade 7 and up)
Amazon | Powell’s
Grow It, Cook It with Kids
by Amanda Grant
(Grades 4 to 6)
| Powell’s
Asterisk The Omnivore’s Dilemma:
Young Readers Edition

by Michael Pollan
(Grade 7 and up)
Amazon | Powell’s
What the World Eats
What the World Eats
by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio
(All ages)
Amazon | Powell’s

Farm to Table

Animal, Vegetable, MiracleBringing It to the TableGrowing Roots
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle:
A Year of Food Life

by Barbara Kingsolver
Amazon | Powell’s
Bringing It to the Table:
On Farming and Food

by Wendell Berry
| Powell’s
Growing Roots:
The New Generation of Sustainable Farmers, Cooks, and Food Activists

by Katherine Leiner
| Powell’s
Farm Together Now
Farm Together Now:
A Portrait of People, Places, and Ideas for a New Food Movement
by Amy Franceschini and Daniel Tucker
Amazon | Powell’s

Smart Eating

Food RulesGrubIn Defense of Food
Asterisk Food Rules:
An Eater’s Manual

by Michael Pollan
| Powell’s
Asterisk Grub:
Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen

by Anna Lappé and Bryant Terry
| Powell’s
Asterisk In Defense of Food:
An Eater’s Manifesto

by Michael Pollan
Amazon | Powell’s
Jamie's Food Revolution
Asterisk Jamie’s Food Revolution:
Rediscover How to Cook Simple, Delicious, Affordable Meals

by Jamie Oliver
Amazon | Powell’s








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