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Below you'll find several resources for further exploration of the issues we discuss in our workshop. A great place to start, we think, is *culture is not optional's own Eat Well: A Food Road Map, an introduction to living faithfully in our food lives--of course, we may be a bit biased there. :) The resources below are all great in various ways and can be purchased from our favorite booksellers at Hearts & Minds Books (tell them we sent you and we'll receive 10% of the purchase price).






  • Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer by Novella Carpenter
  • Deeply Rooted: Unconventional Farmers in the Age of Agribusiness by Lisa M. Hamilton
  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver


  • From Asparagus to Zucchini: A Guide to Cooking Farm-fresh Seasonal Produce by the Madison Area Community Supported Agriculture Coalition
  • Simply in Season by Mary Beth Lind and Cathleen Hockman-Wert
  • Extending the Table by Joetta Handrich Schlabach

Food theology

  • Eat Well: A Food Road Map edited by Kirstin Vander Giessen-Reitsma
  • Home Economics by Wendell Berry
  • The Land: Place as Gift, Promise, and Challenge in Biblical Faith by Walter Brueggemann
  • Stations of the Banquet: Faith Foundations for Food Justice by Cathy C. Campbell
  • The Supper of the Lamb: A Culinary Reflection by Robert Farrar Capon
  • Food for Life: The Spirituality and Ethics of Eating by L. Shannon Jung
  • Sharing Food: Christian Practices for Enjoyment by L. Shannon Jung
  • Living More with Less by Doris Janzen Longacre
  • Keeping House: The Litany of Everyday Life by Margaret Kim Peterson
  • Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition by Christine D. Pohl
  • Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger: Moving from Affluence to Generosity by Ronald J. Sider

Food issues

  • Bananas: How the United Fruit Company Shaped the World by Peter Chapman
  • Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappe
  • Hope's Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappe and Anna Lappe
  • Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health by Marion Nestle
  • The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan
  • In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan
  • Perfection Salad: Women and Cooking at the Turn of the Century by Laura Shapiro
  • Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser
  • Fair Trade for All: How Trade Can Promote Development by Joseph E. Stiglitz and Andrew Charlton
  • The Essential Agrarian Reader: The Future of Culture, Community, and the Land edited by Norman Wirzba


Online resources


Sustainability & Local Eating


Fair Food



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