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Summer Reading for Locavores

This year’s summer reading program is full of fun and food, games and prizes – but what about the books?  Not to worry, we still have scads of those, too!  Summer in the City just wouldn’t be complete without great reads to jog your mind on these lazy days.



Real Food by Nina PlankReal Food Book Cover

The “patron saint of farmers’ markets” suggests that foods like beef and butter have been falsely accused, while industrial foods like corn syrup have created a national epidemic of disease.


Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara KingsolverAnimal, Vegetable, Miracle book cover

When Kingsolver and her family move from suburban Arizona to rural Appalachia, they take on a new challenge: to spend a year on a locally produced diet.


In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael PollanIn Defense of Food Book Cover

“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” These simple words go to the heart of Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food.


Food Matters by Mark BittmanFood Matters Book Cover

From the award-winning guru of culinary simplicity comes a plan for responsible eating that’s good for the planet and the waistline.


The Paradise Cafe and Bakery Cookbook by Missy McCoyparadise cafe

It’s hard to name a place whose closing was more lamented than downtown Lawrence’s Paradise Café and Bakery.  Now you can recreate such classics as breakfast enchiladas and Douglas County pie.


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