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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle : A Year of Food Life - Community Reviews back

by Barbara Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp, Camille Kingsolver
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Remember When the Music
Remember When the Music rated it 4 years ago
One year without supermarkets. One year of planting, watering, weeding, harvesting. One year without sugary cereals, Chinese food, delivery pizza. No processed foods. Everything local, hand-picked. It sounds like quite a daunting challenge: to give up mass-produced edibles and adopt a new food cultu...
Crystal Starr Light, Raging Snarky Stormtrooper Pony
Bullet Review:A good message with some beautiful writing, though Kingsolver and her daughter, Camille, can adopt a rather preachy, self-important tone. And I'm sorry, but I've never encountered the "farmer stigma" that apparently runs rampant over the US.5 stars for content; 2 stars for delivery.Ful...
Confuzzled Books
Confuzzled Books rated it 5 years ago
I picked this book from the Refer A Book Friday contest. Amy of The Sleepy Reader recommend it; you can see her review here. I have always been interested in growing things and farming because some of the earlier generations of my family were farmers. I learned much from this book about potatoes and...
Reflections rated it 5 years ago
Novelist Barbara Kingsolver has a background in science and she knows how to tell a story so when she writes about the year her family only ate foods--both plant and animal--that were grown and produced locally it’s fascinating, informative, inspiring, and surprisingly gripping, right down to the la...
meganbaxter rated it 6 years ago
This book gave me desires. Deep dark desires for...gardening. And making my own cheese. And doing more things from scratch. And doing them now.The thing is, these are all things I have aspirations to do anyway, but my way is rather slower than the way Barbara Kingsolver and her family approached try...
Michelle CH
Michelle CH rated it 6 years ago
So much of this book I loved, especially the day to day experiences around growing your own food and raising livestock. My favorite descriptions were about raising turkeys and what it takes to successfully breed them. Kingsolver as the narrator of this audiobook made me laugh out loud several times....
Don't Be Afraid of the Dork
Don't Be Afraid of the Dork rated it 6 years ago
An interesting book that really brings home how messed up America's food system is and how that impacts the health of our country both its land and its people. Worth a read even if what she was able to accomplish would be very difficults for many to attain.
susanvoss18 rated it 7 years ago
Full of lots of good info on small farming, eating local and organic, and just trying to do all that while at the same time maintaining work and family life. Lots of fun chicken and turkey tales, various interesting reactions from the author's family and friends (some didn't know there was a leafy p...
Sticky Note Quotes
Sticky Note Quotes rated it 8 years ago
This is a book following the author and her family through a year of local eating.I've been reading lots of options on this book and can see (mostly in the beginning) how this book could come across as preachy. But it really is not, as she tells us they weren't always purest. They ate at others hous...
willaful rated it 8 years ago
This book was organic, locally grown, sustainably farmed AWESOMESAUCE! I think it changed my life before I was even through the prologue -- instant convert. I listened to much of it while cooking seasonal, locally grown foods that had never been on my radar before -- chard, kale, beets -- and I've p...
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