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Sustainable Santa Has 2014’s 10 Top Book Gifts for Conscientious Eaters

It’s Sustainable Santa, writing. Wee Barry Estabrook is preoccupied with putting together a new book proposal, so Santa thought it was a good idea to help him out (and lighten Santa’s sleigh) by stepping into this space to dash off a few words about Santa’s favorite books of food journalism for 2014—dandy gifts for the […]

Book 10: Sustainable Santa Has a Book Suggestion for Every Conscientious Eater on Your Holiday List

The Big Fat Surprise, by Nina Teicholz “Fat-is-good/carbs-are-bad” has become a nonfiction genre in and of itself in recent years, a direct reaction to the “fat is evil” doctrine that has become the establishment’s dietary mantra over the last few decades. The Big Fat Surprise is the first book in the genre that merits serious […]

Book 9: Sustainable Santa Has a Book Suggestion for Every Conscientious Eater on Your Holiday List

American Spirit by James Rodewald Santa is never averse to sitting back in his big, comfy chair with a noggin of something to warm his insides (it gets damn cold up here). And he supports any trend that adds cheer to the season. So he has been a big booster of the craft distilling movement […]

Book 8: Sustainable Santa Has a Book Suggestion for Every Conscientious Eater on Your Holiday List

Delicious! By Ruth Reichl During long winter nights, Santa loves to immerse himself in a deftly-plotted novel full of vivid characters. He also enjoys evocative writing about his favorite topic—food. He all but wolfed down Delicious!, the bestselling debut novel by Ruth Reichl, the author of popular food-related memoirs and the former editor of Gourmet […]

Book 7: Sustainable Santa Has a Book Suggestion for Every Conscientious Eater on Your Holiday List

The Meat Racket by Christopher Leonard By the powers vested in me as the one and only Santa, I hereby declare 2014 to have been the year of sustainable meat books. Christopher Leonard led off with the publication of The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America’s Food Business. Like Ted Genoways in The Chain, […]

Book 6: Sustainable Santa Has a Book Suggestion for Every Conscientious Eater on Your Holiday List

Defending Beef  by Nicolette Hahn Niman When Santa stamps back into the house after his annual rounds, he looks forward to sitting down at the dinner table with Mrs. Claus for a beautiful standing rib roast accompanied by her unbeatable Yorkshire pudding. So Santa’s been feeling a little conflicted lately, trying to justify his love […]

Book 5: Sustainable Santa Has a Book Suggestion for Every Conscientious Eater on Your Holiday List

  Book 5: American Catch by Paul Greenberg Santa considers himself fortunate. With much of the Bering Sea and Alaska lying within his foodshed, Santa has ready access to plenty of pollock, Arctic char, wild salmon and other local seafood. But as Paul Greenberg points out in American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood, […]

Book 4: Sustainable Santa Has a Book Suggestion for Every Conscientious Eater on Your Holiday List

    Book 4: Labor and the Locavore by Margaret Gray Santa here, back for Wee Barry Estabrook, who has fallen asleep at his desk, so I’ll take the opportunity to slip in another food book recommendation. As the CEO of a worldwide company that gives its product away for free to all good boys […]

Book 3: Sustainable Santa Has Book Suggestions for Every Conscientious Eater on Your Holiday List

    Book 3: The Chain by Ted Genoways Santa, back again standing in for Wee Barry Estabrook who is supposed to be toiling away on a new book proposal but seems to be wasting a lot of time on social media instead. As you know, Santa tends a small herd of domestic ruminants himself, […]

Book 2: Sustainable Santa Has Book Suggestions for Every Conscientious Eater on Your Holiday List

Book 2: In Search of the Perfect Loaf by Samuel Fromartz For those readers who missed the first installment of this Yuletide series, it’s Sustainable Santa writing here again, stepping into this spot for Wee Barry Estabrook, who is struggling to put togeether a new book proposal. The poor lad is working almost as hard as my […]