Julia Child changed the way we think about food. In celebration of Julia's 100th birthday, we've rounded up a few books that further the discussion regarding our ever-changing relationship with food:
The complete story of what we don't know, and what we should know, about American food production and its effect on health and the environment.
Edited by John Knechtel
As the slow food movement meets fast food nation and eating locally collides with on-demand arugula, our food habits are shifting: writers and artists examine and imagine these changes, from the idea of a farm in a skyscraper to a map of fruit that falls on public property, from the genealogy of an organic bento box to a tale of chop suey and egg rolls.
Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class, and Sustainability
Edited by Alison Hope Alkon and Julian Agyeman
Documents how racial and social inequalities are built into our food system, and how communities are creating environmentally sustainable and socially just alternatives.
By Robert Gottlieb and Anupama Joshi
The story of how the emerging food justice movement is seeking to transform the American food system from seed to table.
California Cuisine and Just Food
By Louise Nelson Dyble, Greig Tor Guthey, Lauren Gwin, Monica Moore and Jennifer Sokolove
COMING SOON: October 2012
An account of the shift in focus to access and fairness among San Francisco Bay Area alternative food activists and advocates.