General Info:
The Omnivore’s Dilemma, by Michael Pollan

In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan

Real Food, by Nina Planck

A Campaign For Real Milk (website)

The Weston A. Price Foundation (website)

Eat Wild (website)

Local Harvest (website) – find your local farmers’ market

Compulsive Eating / Geneen Roth:
Feeding the Hungry Heart

Breaking Free from Emotional Eating

Why Weight? A Guide to Ending Compulsive Eating

Appetites: On the Search for True Nourishment

When Food is Love: Exploring the Relationship Between Eating and Intimacy

Women, Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything

When You Eat at the Refrigerator, Pull Up A Chair: 50 Ways to Feel Thin, Gorgeous and Happy (When You Feel Anything But)

Seasonal Cooking:
Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America’s Farmers’ Markets, by Deborah Madison

In Season: Cooking with Vegetables and Fruits, by Sarah Raven and Dan Barber

Mark Bittman’s Kitchen Express, by Mark Bittman

The Minimalist Entertains, by Mark Bittman

Fast, Fresh and Green, by Susie Middleton
(Ok, that last one isn’t really seasonal, per se, but it’s got some AMAZING veggie recipes, and you can look through the index for recipes using the vegetables you found at the farmers’ markets.)

Old-Fashioned, “Real” Cooking:
The Settlement Cookbook, by Mrs. Simon Kander
(The Settlement Cookbook has been updated over the years – find the oldest copy you can.  Mine is dated 1915, and I think that’s the original publication date.)

The American Woman’s Cook Book, edited by Ruth Berolzheimer
(Originally published in 1938.)

Too Many Tomatoes, Squash, Beans and Other Good Things: A Cookbook for When Your Garden Explodes, by Lois M. Landau and Laura G. Myers
(This isn’t an old book, per se, but it’s full of amazing vegetable recipes.  I’ve had my copy since at LEAST 1999, and I still consult it every summer.)


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