This special book bundle includes hardcover copies of:
– Humans In Our Food
– Food Routes: Growing Bananas in Iceland and Other Tales from the Logistics of Eating
These books encompass the future of our food systems and the stories of the resiliency of workers in the food supply chain. Interesting reads about complex topics through facts and storytelling.
Descriptions for each book:
Humans In Our Food
There is no better time than now to meet the humans who feed us every day, everywhere, even through hurricanes and pandemics. While we have become familiar with farmers, food bloggers, and chefs, we haven’t seen the people inside our food system – way inside, like in a food processing company, shucking lobsters, or tending industrial flour mills.
I sought out those humans in a moment when technology is promising to replace them. What we’re discovering is that the humans in our food system are here to stay, and they’re even more important to the preservation of our humanity than ever before. Wearing masks or not, these human faces are reassuring reminders that food and humans are connected in more ways than one.
Food Routes – Growing Bananas in Iceland and Other Tales from the Logistics of Eating
Even if we think we know a lot about good and healthy food—even if we buy organic, believe in slow food, and read Eater—we probably don’t know much about how food gets to the table. What happens between the farm and the kitchen? Why are all avocados from Mexico? Why does a restaurant in Maine order lamb from New Zealand?
In Food Routes, I explore an often-overlooked aspect of the global food system: how food moves from producer to consumer.
I find that the food supply chain is adapting to our increasingly complex demands for both personalization and convenience—but, it won’t be an easy ride.