Tuesday, April 16, 2013 – 6:30 p.m.
Come join us at Tachair Bookshoppe (260 Newark Ave, Jersey City) on Tuesday, April 16th, as we discuss Barbara Kingsolver’s book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life. We will also have a bonus discussion on “putting food by” as Kingsolver calls it–i.e. preserving. There will be a demonstration on how to extend tomato season through canning, freeze peas and other vegetables, as well as learn how to make apple sauce. Feel free to register by emailing us at email@example.com or through our Goodreads account by clicking here.
Need a copy of the book? Drop by or contact Tachair (862-234-0822 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to support a local business!
Bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver returns with her first nonfiction narrative that will open your eyes in a hundred new ways to an old truth: You are what you eat.
“As the U.S. population made an unprecedented mad dash for the Sun Belt, one carload of us paddled against the tide, heading for the Promised Land where water falls from the sky and green stuff grows all around. We were about to begin the adventure of realigning our lives with our food chain.
“Naturally, our first stop was to buy junk food and fossil fuel. . . .”
Hang on for the ride: With characteristic poetry and pluck, Barbara Kingsolver and her family sweep readers along on their journey away from the industrial-food pipeline to a rural life in which they vow to buy only food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it. Their good-humored search yields surprising discoveries about turkey sex life and overly zealous zucchini plants, en route to a food culture that’s better for the neighborhood and also better on the table. Part memoir, part journalistic investigation, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle makes a passionate case for putting the kitchen back at the center of family life and diversified farms at the center of the American diet.
“This is the story of a year in which we made every attempt to feed ourselves animals and vegetables whose provenance we really knew . . . and of how our family was changed by our first year of deliberately eating food produced from the same place where we worked, went to school, loved our neighbors, drank the water, and breathed the air.”