The Sunday Salon #15: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Sunday, June 29, 2008 at 10:09PM

The Sunday 

I am very slow with completing books this semester  SUMMER, so I thought that it would be fun to have a progress report of my reading.  This is an online reading group where all the participants set aside time to read every Sunday and blog about the experience.

I missed a few Sunday Salon posts because I was in India, but during my trip I finished reading She's Come Undone.  Towards the end of my trip, I started reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver which I continued today.  For those who do not know, AVM chronicles a family's quest to eat locally for year.  The twist is that the family is also trying to grow most of their own food. 

At first glance, the objective of eating completely local food seems far fetched.  Sprinkled throughout the book are tidbits about how to make eating more local food a part of your daily routine. Steven Hopp, one of Kingsolver's co-authors, provides resources for more information about various aspects of food production and consumption.  Camille Kingsolver, the other co-author, gives a younger person's perspective and provides recipes. Her pieces are actually my favorite because she provides a meal plan and recipes that incorporate a lot of ingredients.  On the website, the recipes are actually organized by season which makes it easier to figure out what food items are in season if you are not growing your own food or a person who visits farmers markets on a regular basis.

This book is a selection for two book clubs in which I am participating in, one online at Inside Cover and one in-person in Atlanta.

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