Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Pathfinder: Locavore...what?!

Locavore is defined as a person who typically eats food grown or produced within a certain radius of their home, or within a certain region. The Library Journal had a article in their April 2011 edition discussing the rise of the Locavore movement and discussing some excellent titles and resources if you are interested in the topic. I was impressed with the amount of titles we had available within our system that the article mentioned. Here is what we have availble:


Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating Eating with More than 75 Recipes By Mark Bittman (2008)

American Terroir: Savoring the Flavors of Our Woods, Waters, and Fields
By Rowan Jacobsen (2010)

Farm to Fork: Cooking Local, Cooking Fresh By Emeril Lagasse (2010)

Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America's Farmers' Markets By Deobrah Madison (2008)

Cooks' House: The Art and Soul of Local, Sustainable Cuisine By Eric Patterson and Jennifer Blakeslee (2010)

In the Green Kitchen: Techniques to Learn By Heart By Alice Waters (2010)

The Conscious Kitchen: The New Way To Buy and Cook Food - To Protect the Earth, Improve Your Health, and Eat Deliciously By Alexandra Zissu (2010)

Food Politics

Eating Animals By Jonathan Safran Foer (2009)

In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto By Michael Pollan (2008)

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals By Michael Pollan (2006)

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal By Eric Schlosser (2001)

How To

The Joy of Keeping Farm Animals: Raising Chickens, Goats, Pigs, Sheep, and Cows By Laura Childs (2010)

The Locavore Way: Discover and Enjoy the Pleasures of Locally Grown Food By Amy Cotler (2009)

The Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Sel-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City By Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen (2010)

Homemade Living: Canning & Preserving with Ashley English: All You Need To Know To Make Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Chutneys, & More By Ashley English (2010)

Homemade Living: Kepping Chickens with Ashley English: All You Need To Know To Care for a Happy Healthy Flock By Ahsley English (2010)

Homesteading: A Backyard Guide to Growing Your Own Food, Canning, Keeping Chickens, Generating Your Own Energey, Crafting, Herbal Medicine, and More. By Norton (2009)

Food Rules: An Eater's Manual By Michael Pollan (2009)

Ripe From Around Here: A Vegan Guide to Local and Sustainable Eating (No Matter Where You Live) By Jae Steele (2010)

There was also a video not listed by Library Journal that we have in the system:
Locavore: local diet, healthy planet (2009)


Eating Well Guide - Find farms, markets, resaurants, and more in the US and Canada.

Eco-Friendly Guide - A guide to green living and green companies for a variety of products.

Sustainable Table - An excellent resource for educating yourself about the benefits of eating local, sustainable food.

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