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Coming home to eat : the pleasures and politics of local foods

Author: Gary Paul Nabhan
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Gary Paul Nabhan shares what he learned after spending a year eating only foods that were grown, fished, or gathered within two hundred miles of his home.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Paul Nabhan
ISBN: 0393020177 9780393020175 9780393323740 0393323749
OCLC Number: 46991192
Description: 330 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Spring: the cruelest months --
Eating my way through house and homeland --
Purging the canned, making room for the fresh --
Coping with death, and the life thereafter --
Riding the dunes and finding the ghosts --
Dead chemicals or peaches eaten alive --
Summer: the fertile months --
Saguaro fruit and cactus icons --
Mesquite tortillas and duck eggs --
Tomato hornworms and summer storms --
Scouting for wild greens and chiles --
Seed saving and foraging in the heartland --
The frontera grill and the frontiers of technology --
From toxic cornfields to rattlesnake roadkills --
Autumn: the feasting months --
The headwaters and the foodshed --
The fertile valleys and their wild varmints --
Sea turtle soup and by-catch stew --
The nomad's movable feast and the taste of island chicken --
Hunting mushrooms and grilling salmon --
Feasting with the dead --
Winter: the reflective months --
Of vinegars fermented and memories curdled --
The WTO in Seattle, and the spirit of St. Louis --
Hunting quail and stalking scavengers --
Mexico's breadbasket of toxins and migrants --
The desert walk for heritage and health.
Responsibility: Gary Paul Nabhan.

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To rediscover what it might mean to "think globally, eat locally, " Nabhan spent a year trying to eat only foods grown, fished, or caught within 200 miles of his home--with surprising results. In  Read more...

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