What does it mean to be an ethical meat-eater? Author and journalist Louise Gray chooses five books that examine the impact of our omnivorous lifestyle, and explains why she spent a year only eating the animals she had killed herself.
Cuisine and Empire: Cooking in World History
by Rachel Laudan
The Raw and the Cooked
by Claude Levi-Strauss
1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
by Charles Mann
All Manners of Food: Eating and Taste in England and France from the Middle Ages to the Present
by Stephen Mennell
Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History
by Sidney Mintz
Most people are illiterate when it comes to food, their views based on a combination of personal beliefs, semi-truths and not fully substantiated scientific claims. Dutch food and agricultural scientist, and author, Louise Fresco, picks five books to help us better understand the food we eat.
Do you know what’s in the food you eat, and how it gets from field to plate? The author of an acclaimed exposé of American agribusiness tells us where to look if we want to become better-informed consumers