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The Best Books for Foodies of 2010

  • NONFICTION

    RIPE

    MARCH 1, 2010

NONFICTION

RIPE

by Arthur Allen

An eye-opener for foodies, consumers and social-justice activists alike. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    AMERICAN WASTELAND

    OCT. 1, 2010

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

AMERICAN WASTELAND

by Jonathan Bloom

Refreshingly, Bloom offers solutions as well as jeremiads, and not a minute too soon—an urgent, necessary book. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    PALMENTO

    SEPT. 1, 2010

NONFICTION

PALMENTO

by Robert V. Camuto

The author digs deep into the rich artisanal soil of Sicily's wine culture, unearthing centuries-old lineage and lore while... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE VERTICAL FARM

    OCT. 12, 2010

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

THE VERTICAL FARM

by Dickson Despommier

A captivating argument that will intrigue general readers and give policymakers and investors much to ponder. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    EATING WITH THE ENEMY

    APRIL 27, 2010

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

EATING WITH THE ENEMY

by Robert Egan and Kurt Pitzer

An enlightening, and precarious, experiment in the ways opposing cultures can merge and acquiesce. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    EMPIRES OF FOOD

    JUNE 15, 2010

HISTORY

EMPIRES OF FOOD

by Evan D.G. Fraser and Andrew Rimas

Spanning the whole of human civilization, this is a compelling read for foodies, environmentalists and social and economic... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    KNIVES AT DAWN

    DEC. 1, 2009

NONFICTION

KNIVES AT DAWN

by Andrew Friedman

Edge-of-your-seat food writing of the highest caliber. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    FOUR FISH

    JULY 19, 2010

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

FOUR FISH

by Paul Greenberg

Hugely informative, sincere and infectiously curious and enthusiastic. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    MY EMPIRE OF DIRT

    APRIL 27, 2010

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

MY EMPIRE OF DIRT

by Manny Howard

An occasionally snarky, consistently engaging experiment in environmental science. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    AMERICAN TERROIR

    SEPT. 14, 2010

  • NONFICTION

    97 ORCHARD

    JUNE 1, 2010

HISTORY

97 ORCHARD

by Jane Ziegelman

A tasty, satisfying stew of history, sociology, cultural anthropology and spicy prose. Full review >

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