As I mentioned early in the life of this blog, it is important not only how you cook your food, but what food you choose to cook as well. There’s no lack of materials out there you can use to educate yourself about food, but it may take some looking. Hopefully having some links, books, and information listed here will make the search a little shorter. Keep in mind that this is a very incomplete list, but it’s a way to get started.
Berry, Wendell: most recently Bringing It To The Table, but a huge amount of writing on farming, including fiction and poems
Pollan, Michael: The Omnivores’ Dilemma, In Defense of Food
Petrini, Carlo: Slow Food Nation
Foer, Jonathan Safran: Eating Animals
Fearnley-Whittingstall: The River Cottage cookbook series
Of course, there are frequently articles in local and national newspapers about food and its repercussions. If you take the time to think about what you’re feeding yourself and your loved ones (and what may or may not remain to feed those on their way) food will be a more valuable experience every time you eat.