Thoughts on “Fast Food Nation” by Eric Schlosser (Part 2)

Last week, Christina and I posted our thoughts on the first part of Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser, entitled “The American Way.” This week, we’re discussing part two: “Meat and Potatoes.” I went the audiobook route with this one. The narrator, Rick Adamson, is a good fit for the text. Part one focused largely […]

Thoughts on “Fast Food Nation” by Eric Schlosser (Part 1)

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser is a book that’s been on my radar–and on my shelf–for years. Thanks to a nudge from Christina of the Ardent Reader, I’m finally tackling this long-standing TBR book. I’m listening to the audiobook, which is, I believe, slightly abridged, though I’m […]

Thoughts on ”Goat Song” by Brad Kessler

I just finished reading Brad Kessler’s new memoir, Goat Song. It is beautiful: part memoir, part history, part personal reflection. It chronicles the first few years of Kessler’s foray into raising goats in Vermont with his wife and the cheese that was the result. Lyrical, contemplative, mouthwatering, and enlightening, this book was an absolute treat […]

Food vs. ”Food”: Four Books

With concern about our industrial food system growing in recent past, books on the subject have been popping up for some time now. It wasn’t until I came across the 100 mile diet website that I picked one up. It happened to be the one written by the people who started the 100 mile diet. […]