So how did products containing absurdly inexpensive ingredients become multibillion dollar industries and international brand icons, while also having a devastating impact on public health? In Soda Politics, Dr. Marion Nestle answers this question by detailing all of the ways that the soft drink industry works overtime to make drinking soda as common and accepted as drinking water, for adults and children.
Read more: Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning) by Marion Nestle
The Maritime Northwest Garden Guide is designed as a month-by-month gardening calendar, outlining when to plant vegetables, herbs and flowers.
Read more: Maritime Northwest Garden Guide by Lisa Taylor
The New Bread Basket looks at all the players in the system that is redefining grain, flour, bread, beer, and spirits and giving all of these a local flavor.
Read more: The New Bread Basket by Amy Halloran
A celebration of the history of small, independent retail and the story of how mom and pop stores across the country still thrive on attentive customer service and renewed community support for local businesses.
Read more: The Mom & Pop Store by Robert Spector
In American Catch, award-winning author Paul Greenberg tells the surprising story of why Americans stopped eating from their own waters.
Read more: American Catch by Paul Greenberg
If a piece of individually wrapped cheese can retain its shape, color, and texture for years, what does it say about the food we eat and feed to our children? Former “New York Times” business reporter and mother Melanie Warner decided to explore that question when she observed the phenomenon of the indestructible cheese. She began an investigative journey that took her to research labs, university food science departments, and factories around the country.
Read more: Pandora’s Lunchbox by Melanie Warner
Hit by a Farm is a hilarious recounting of Catherine and Melissa’s trials of “getting back to the land.” It is also a coming-of (middle)-age story of a woman trying to cross the divide between who she is and who she wants to be, and the story of a couple who say “goodbye city life” — and learn more than they ever bargained for about love, land, and yes, sheep sex.
Read more: Hit By a Farm: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Barn by Catherine Friend