Foodie Book Club Discusses Animal, Vegetable, Junk

Foodie Book Club will meet in person at Park Road Books this month to discuss the book Animal, Vegetable, Junk by Mark Bittman. The meeting will be on Tuesday, May 31, at 7 pm. The book club is open to everyone.

May Selection:

Animal, Vegetable, Junk by Mark Bittman

From hunting and gathering to GMOs and ultra-processed foods, this expansive tour of human history rewrites the story of our species and points the way to a better future.

The history of Homo sapiens is usually told as a story of technology or economics. But there is a more fundamental driver: food. How we hunted and gathered explains our emergence as a new species and our earliest technology; our first food systems, from fire to agriculture, tell where we settled and how civilizations expanded. The quest for food for growing populations drove exploration, colonialism, slavery, even capitalism.

A century ago, food was industrialized. Since then, advancing styles of agriculture and food production have written a new chapter of human history, one that's driving both climate change and global health crises. Best-selling food authority Mark Bittman offers a panoramic view of the story and explains how we can rescue ourselves from the modern wrong turn.


Foodie Book Club members receive 20% off their purchase.

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
4139 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209
Animal, Vegetable, Junk: A History of Food, from Sustainable to Suicidal Cover Image
ISBN: 9780358645528
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Published: Harvest - April 26th, 2022