YumSugarSource: Food Fight: 6 Books That Delve Deep Into What We Eat
Perhaps you already frequent your neighborhood farmers market for the freshest seasonal produce and humanely raised organic meat. But have you taken the time to assess the reasoning (aside from taste) behind these lifestyle choices? Keep reading for our favorite picks for educating oneself on the politics of the plate.
- Tomatoland: Ever wondered why modern supermarket tomatoes pale in comparison to their robustly flavored farmers market counterparts? In Tomatoland ($13), author Barry Estabrook examines that, as well as expands on his James Beard Award-winning article "The Price of Tomatoes," detailing the horrifying human and environmental cost of today's tomato farming industry. Spoiler alert: Estabrook reveals that some workers are literally enslaved by their employers.
- Farm City: Do you support the local sustainable food movement but find it at times a bit too precious and preachy? Dive in to Farm City