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Eating Animalsby Jonathan Safran Foer
Synopses & Reviews
Insects. Theyand#8217;re whatand#8217;s for dinner. Can you imagine a world in which that simple statement is not only true but in fact an unremarkable part of daily life? Daniella Martin, entomophagist and blogger, can.
In this rollicking excursion into the world of edible insects, Martin takes us to the front lines of the next big trend in the global food movement and shows us how insects just might be the key to solving world hunger. Along the way, we sample moth larvae tacos at the Don Bugito food cart in San Francisco, travel to Copenhagen to meet the experimental tasters at Nomaand#8217;s Nordic Food Lab, gawk at the insects stocked in the frozen food aisle at Thailandand#8217;s Costco, and even crash an underground bug-eating club in Tokyo.
Martin argues that bugs have long been an important part of indigenous diets and cuisines around the world, and investigates our own cultureand#8217;s bias against their use as a food source. She shines a light on the cutting-edge research of Marcel Dicke and other scientists who are only now beginning to determine the nutritional makeup of insects and champion them as an efficient and sustainable food source.
Whether you love or hate bugs, Edible will radically change the way you think about the global food crisis and perhaps persuade you that insects are much more than a common pest. For the adventurous, the book includes an illustrated list of edible insects, recipes, and instructions on how to raise bugs at home.
Faced with the prospect of being unable to explain to his children why people eat some animals and not others, Foer set out to explore the origins of many eating traditions and the fictions involved with creating them.
In the tradition of Michael Pollan and Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer, an anthropologist makes the case for why insects are the key to solving the worldand#8217;s food problems.
On a quest to protect the next generation from mounting climate change, renowned journalist Mark Hertsgaard offers a deeply reported blueprint on how to navigate this unavoidable new era.
"Hot bravely takes aim at perhaps the greatest climate threat of all: apathy." — Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation
"Hertsgaards answers . . . are lucid, realistic, and offer reason for hope." — Christian Science Monitor
For twenty years, Mark Hertsgaard has investigated global warming as a journalist, but the full truth did not hit home until he became a father and, soon thereafter, learned that climate change was bound to worsen for decades to come. Hertsgaard's daughter is part of what he has dubbed "Generation Hot" — the two billion young people worldwide who will spend the rest of their lives coping with climate disruption. Drawing on reporting from around the world, Hot is a call to action that injects hope and solutions into a debate characterized by doom and gloom and offers a blueprint for how all of us ? parents, communities, countries ? can navigate an unavoidable new era.
"[Hots] urgent message is one that citizens and governments cannot afford to ignore." — Boston Globe
Like many young Americans, Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between enthusiastic carnivore and occasional vegetarian. As he became a husband, and then a father, the moral dimensions of eating became increasingly important to him. Faced with the prospect of being unable to explain why we eat some animals and not others, Foer set out to explore the origins of many eating traditions and the fictions involved with creating them.
Traveling to the darkest corners of our dining habits, Foer raises the unspoken question behind every fish we eat, every chicken we fry, and every burger we grill. Part memoir and part investigative report, Eating Animals is a book that, in the words of the Los Angeles Times, places Jonathan Safran Foer "at the table with our greatest philosophers."
About the Author
Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. His books have been translated into thirty-six languages. Everything Is Illuminated received a National Jewish Book Award and a Guardian First Book Award, and was made into a film by Liev Schreiber. Foer lives in Brooklyn.
Table of Contents
2.and#160;The Real Paleo Dietand#8195;31
3.and#160;Why Eat Bugs?and#8195;51
4.and#160;In the Mouth of the Beholderand#8195;73
6.and#160;Learning How to Tasteand#8195;113
7.and#160;In the Mouth of the Beholderand#8195;127
8.and#160;When in Thailandand#8195;139
9.and#160;The Final Frontierand#8195;157
How to Raise Bugs at Homeand#8195;179
The Essential List of Edible Insectsand#8195;187
Delectable Edible Insect Recipesand#8195;225
About the Authorand#8195;243
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