This weekend I attended Sacramento’s Farm to Fork Festival that celebrated all the great foods we can get so close to home. It reminded me to talk about Michael Pollan‘s book, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. This book has as its mantra “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.”
Until I went on a few road trips across the country, I didn’t realize how difficult this is to do some places. We’re very lucky in California to have access to so many farm fresh foods. Each time we get back from a road trip, we run to the farmers market to get stocked up on delicious fresh produce again after being deprived of it for so long (unless you count fried zucchini, canned peaches, and applesauce–we don’t).
If you’re interested in healthy eating, you might also want to check out some of our nutrition books or the popular Eat This, Not That! series that suggests substitutes for popular restaurant, fast food, and supermarket foods. We also have some good eBooks on diet and nutrition including the Gale Encyclopedia of Diets that discusses nutritional choices for a variety of groups and Food in Context that examines nutrition, agriculture, politics and other issues that affect food around the world.