what’s on your real food bookshelf?

I’ve been building a real food bookshelf for years. Probably the first two books were ones my mom had when during the summer I first considered myself a gardener some 28 years ago: Carol Hupping’s Stocking Up and “Rodale’s Garden Answers. Since then, I’ve purchased additional practical books: from Seed Saver Exchange’s The Seed Garden to Barbara Damrosch’s The Garden Primer, from Marion Nestle’s What to Eat to Harold McGee’s On Food and Cooking.

I also have a healthy batch of books critical of the past and current food system — half of which are by Wendell Berry. But I also have “The Color of Food:  Stories of Race, Resilience, and Farming” by Natasha Bowens, “A Bone to Pick by Mark Bittman, and Bill McKibben’s Deep Economy, to name just a few.

And then there are the books I have on people recounting their immersion in becoming producers of real food, from Lucie B. Amundsen’s Locally Laid to Kristin Kimball’s The Dirty Life.

But enough about my collection. What’s on Your Real Food Bookshelf?

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