The Third Plate

The Third Plate
Author: Dan Barber
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2014-05-20
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780698163751

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“Not since Michael Pollan has such a powerful storyteller emerged to reform American food.” —The Washington Post Today’s optimistic farm-to-table food culture has a dark secret: the local food movement has failed to change how we eat. It has also offered a false promise for the future of food. In his visionary New York Times–bestselling book, chef Dan Barber, recently showcased on Netflix’s Chef’s Table, offers a radical new way of thinking about food that will heal the land and taste good, too. Looking to the detrimental cooking of our past, and the misguided dining of our present, Barber points to a future “third plate”: a new form of American eating where good farming and good food intersect. Barber’s The Third Plate charts a bright path forward for eaters and chefs alike, daring everyone to imagine a future for our national cuisine that is as sustainable as it is delicious.

The Third Plate

The Third Plate
Author: Dan Barber
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2015-04-07
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780143127154

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“Not since Michael Pollan has such a powerful storyteller emerged to reform American food.” —The Washington Post Today’s optimistic farm-to-table food culture has a dark secret: the local food movement has failed to change how we eat. It has also offered a false promise for the future of food. In his visionary New York Times–bestselling book, chef Dan Barber, recently showcased on Netflix’s Chef’s Table, offers a radical new way of thinking about food that will heal the land and taste good, too. Looking to the detrimental cooking of our past, and the misguided dining of our present, Barber points to a future “third plate”: a new form of American eating where good farming and good food intersect. Barber’s The Third Plate charts a bright path forward for eaters and chefs alike, daring everyone to imagine a future for our national cuisine that is as sustainable as it is delicious.

The Third Plate

The Third Plate
Author: Dan Barber
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2014-09-11
Genre: Cooking
ISBN: 9781408706497

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'A must-read for anyone interested in food and the future' Yotam Ottolenghi Based on ten years of surveying farming communities around the world, top New York chef Dan Barber's The Third Plate offers a radical new way of thinking about food that will heal the land and taste incredible. The 'first plate' was a classic meal centred on a large cut of meat with few vegetables. On the 'second plate', championed by the farm-to-table movement, meat is free-range and vegetables are locally sourced. It's better-tasting, and better for the planet, but the second plate's architecture is identical to that of the first. It, too, disrupts ecological balances, causing soil depletion and nutrient loss - it just isn't a sustainable way to farm or eat. The 'third plate' offers a solution: an integrated system of vegetable, cereal and livestock production that is fully supported - in fact, dictated - by what we choose to cook for dinner. The Third Plate is where good farming and good food intersect.

Growing a Revolution Bringing Our Soil Back to Life

Growing a Revolution  Bringing Our Soil Back to Life
Author: David R. Montgomery
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-05-09
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780393608335

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Finalist for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award “A call to action that underscores a common goal: to change the world from the ground up.”—Dan Barber, author of The Third Plate For centuries, agricultural practices have eroded the soil that farming depends on, stripping it of the organic matter vital to its productivity. Now conventional agriculture is threatening disaster for the world’s growing population. In Growing a Revolution, geologist David R. Montgomery travels the world, meeting farmers at the forefront of an agricultural movement to restore soil health. From Kansas to Ghana, he sees why adopting the three tenets of conservation agriculture—ditching the plow, planting cover crops, and growing a diversity of crops—is the solution. When farmers restore fertility to the land, this helps feed the world, cool the planet, reduce pollution, and return profitability to family farms.

Eat the City

Eat the City
Author: Robin Shulman
Publsiher: Broadway Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-05-21
Genre: Cooking
ISBN: 9780307719065

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Traces the experiences of New Yorkers who grow and produce food in bustling city environments, placing today's urban food production in a context of hundreds of years of history to explain the changing abilities of cities to feed people. 30,000 first printing.

The Hidden Half of Nature The Microbial Roots of Life and Health

The Hidden Half of Nature  The Microbial Roots of Life and Health
Author: David R. Montgomery,Anne Biklé
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-11-16
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780393244410

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"Sure to become a game-changing guide to the future of good food and healthy landscapes." —Dan Barber, chef and author of The Third Plate Prepare to set aside what you think you know about yourself and microbes. The Hidden Half of Nature reveals why good health—for people and for plants—depends on Earth’s smallest creatures. Restoring life to their barren yard and recovering from a health crisis, David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé discover astounding parallels between the botanical world and our own bodies. From garden to gut, they show why cultivating beneficial microbiomes holds the key to transforming agriculture and medicine.

Try this at Home

Try this at Home
Author: Richard Blais
Publsiher: Clarkson Potter Publishers
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2013
Genre: Cooking
ISBN: 9780307985279

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Collects one hundred twenty-five signature recipes, flavor combinations, and cooking techniques, sharing guidelines for preparing such options as lamb shanks braised in root beer, pastrami mustard, and pancakes with warm maple syrup.

Lick Your Plate

Lick Your Plate
Author: Julie Albert,Lisa Gnat
Publsiher: Appetite by Random House
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-03-29
Genre: Cooking
ISBN: 9780449016985

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Lick Your Plate is a must-have cookbook with 160 recipes that satisfy the needs of all home cooks: fast, fresh, foolproof and family-friendly. Not to mention it's like having two hilarious best friends in the kitchen with you. Got a full plate? Really, who doesn't? Lick Your Plate is here to help by rescuing you from cooking conundrums and mealtime mayhem. With 160 original, doable and delicious recipes, you'll never again be vexed by the age-old question, "What's for dinner?" From your best friends in the kitchen, sisters you can count on for laughs and support every step (and stir) of the way, Julie and Lisa dish up quick and easy-to-follow recipes designed for the home cook. With attention given to seasonal ingredients, serving up hearty-yet healthy fare, time restraints and cooking for a crowd, Lick Your Plate is an indispensable cooking resource. With ten chapters that take you from appetizers through desserts (including a wake-up-and-smell-the-coffee brunch section), you'll be inspired by mouthwatering visuals, funny anecdotes and drool-worthy descriptions of every recipe. From the first lip-smacking bite to the last tasty crumb, Lick Your Plate will help you serve up easy, crowd-pleasing meals to all your friends and family.