As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast:
Hippie Food by Jonathan Kauffman
The subtitle to this book is: How Back-to-the-Landers, Longhairs, and Revolutionaries Changed the Way We Eat.
This book came out a year ago, released in January of 2019 by Jonathan Kauffman. It was well-received and was a 2019 James Beard Award nominee.
I think what gardeners will enjoy about this book is that Jonathan is a food writer and an impeccable researcher. his topic hippie food covers the origins of Staples like sprouts, yogurt, tofu, brown rice, and whole-grain bread. How did these Foods get introduced and become so ubiquitous in our diets?
Here's a quick excerpt for you:
“For those of you who didn't grow up eating lentil-and-brown-rice casseroles, it may be hard to recognize what came to be called “hippie food.” That's because so many of the ingredients that the counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s adopted, defying the suspicion and disgust of the rest of the country, have become foods many of us eat every day.
The organic chard you bought at Kroger last week? In the early 70s, farming organically was considered a delusional act. “
Jonathan's writing has been compared to a mix of Tom Wolfe and Michael Pollan. his book is a glimpse into our lives today, and gardeners will appreciate the influence of gardens on our modern-day tables.
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