Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life

Barbara Kingsolver, Camille Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp
Author Barbara Kingsolver and her family abandoned the industrial-food pipeline to live a rural life—vowing that, for one year, they’d only buy food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it. Part memoir, part journalistic investigation, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle is an enthralling narrative that will open your eyes in a hundred new ways to an old truth: You are what you eat.


Many a nice review have been written about this book already, both positive and negative, so I'll just add my two cents.This book definitely inspired me to grow some of the things that I eat. Whether it'll be a couple of herbs or an epic kitchen garden at my parents' summer house, I haven't decided yet.And this book definitely reminded me that when I speak and write of my environmental concerns, I should watch my tone closely.Also, I'm a vegetarian. There's no need to shun us, we're nice. As are chickens. I can't harvest things that, you know, run around and make noises.Also, though widely adapted into Russian cuisine, borscht is Ukrainian. And neither of these two food cultures consist of borscht only.
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