Food Issues Book List

South Shore Public Libraries prepared a book list for the Sustainability EXPO on the theme of local and sustainable food. These books can be borrowed through any branch of SSPL.

100 Mile Diet   by Alisa Dawn Smith


Animal Vegetable, Miracle   by Barbara Kingsolver


The Backyard Homestead   by Carleen Madigan


Bi-Rite Market's Eat Good Food: a Grocer's Guide to Shopping, Cooking, and Creating Community Through Food   by Jeremy N. Smith


Can It, Bottle It, Smoke It: And Other Kitchen Projects   by Karen Solomon


The City Homesteader: Self-Sufficiency on Any Square Footage   by Scott Meyer


Coming Home to Eat: The Pleasures and Politics of Local Foods   by Gary Paul Nabhan


The Complete Guide to Your New Root Cellar: How to Build an Underground Root Cellar and Use It for Natural Storage of Fruits and Vegetables   by Julie Fryer


The Complete Root Cellar Book: Building Plans, Uses and 100 Recipes   by Steve Maxwell


Cooking the Whole Foods Way   byChristina Pirello


Cured: Salted, Spiced, Dried, Smoked, Potted, Pickled, Raw   by Lindy Wildsmith


Curing & Smoking: Made At Home   by Dick Strawbridge


Diet For a Hot Planet: the Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It   by Anna Lappe


The End of Food   by Thomas Pawlick


Food, Inc.: How Industrial Food is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer: and  What You Can Do About it   by Karl Weber


Food Not Lawns: How to Turn Your Yard into a Garden and Your Neighborhood into a Community   by Heather C. Flores


From Seed to Table: a Practical Guide to Eating and Growing Green   by Janette Haase


Frugavore: How to Grow Organic, Buy Local, Waste Nothing, and Eat Well   by Arabella Forge


Gardening For the Future of the Earth   by   Howard-Yana Shapiro


The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities   by Will Allen


Green for Life   byVictoria Boutenko


Growing a Garden City: How Farmers, First Graders, Counselors, Troubled Teens, Foodies, a Homeless Shelter Chef, Single Mothers, and More are Transforming Themselves and Their Neighborhoods through the Intersection of Local Agriculture and Community   by Jeremy Smith


Harvest for Hope   by Jane Goodall


Homegrown & Handmade: A Practical Guide to More Self-Reliant Living   by Deborah Niemann


Homegrown Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs: a Bountiful, Healthful Garden for Lean Times   by James W. Wilson


Homesteading in the 21st Century: How One Family Created a More Sustainable, Self-Sufficient, and Satisfying Life   by George Nash


Hope’s Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet   by Frances Moore Lappe


In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto   by Michael Pollan


In the Green Kitchen: Techniques to Learn by Heart   by Alice Waters


The Joy of Keeping a Root Cellar: Canning, Freezing, Drying, Smoking, and Preserving the Harvest   by Jennifer Lynn


The Joy of Smoking and Salt Curing: The Complete Guide to Smoking and Curing Meat, Fish, Game, and More   by Monte Burch


The Kitchen Garden Cookbook   by Carolin Bretherton


Kitchen Literacy: How We Lost Knowledge of Where Food Comes From and Why We Need to Get It Back   by Ann Vileisis


The Local Food Revolution: One Billion Reasons To Reshape Our Communities

by  Gord. Hume


Locavore: From Farmers' Fields to Rooftop Gardens: How Canadians are Changing the Way We Eat   by Sarah Elton


Locavore Way: Discover and Enjoy the Pleasures of Locally Grown Food   by Amy Cotler


The Omnivore’s Dilemma  byMichael Pollan


Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture  by Shannon Hayes


Root Cellaring: the Simple No-processing Way to Store Fruits and Vegetables   by
Mike Bubel


Self-Sufficiency: A Complete Guide to Baking, Carpentry, Crafts, Organic Gardening, Preserving Your Harvest, Raising Animals, and More   by Abigail R. Gehring


Storing Your Home Grown Fruit and Vegetables: How to Make Your Garden's Bounty Last All Year Round   by Paul Peacock


The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food   by Ben Hewitt


The Urban Food Revolution: Changing the Way We Feed Cities   by Peter Ladner


The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter   byPeter Singer


Well-Preserved: Recipes and Techniques for Putting up Small Batches of Seasonal Foods   by Eugenia Bone


The Winter Harvest Handbook: Year-round Vegetable Production Using Deep-organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses   by Eliot Coleman


The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener: How to Grow Your Own Food 365 Days a Year No Matter Where You Live   byNikki Jabbour


Zero-Mile Diet: A Year-Round Guide to Growing Organic Food   by Carolyn Herriot




Feast or Famine: Food Security, Sustainability and the Family Farm


Fresh: New Thinking about What We're Eating


Food, Inc. 


Hungry for Change

King Corn: You Are What You Eat




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