The It List

Here are some of my favorite books, blogs, and movies that cover everything from food and cooking, diet and disease, and the future of our food system. I’ve got an appetite for reading and watching- suggestions are always welcome!

Books- Food, Nutrition, and Health
  • What The Fork Are You Eating?, Stefanie Sacks
  • I Love New York: Ingredients and Recipes, Daniel Humm and Will Guidara
  • The Emperor of All Maladies, Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • Gluten Freedom, Dr. Alessio Fasano
  • Do You Believe in Magic?, Dr. Paul A. Offit
  • Gulp, Mary Roach
  • Culinary Intelligence, Peter Kaminsky
  • The Heavy, Dara-Lynn Weiss
  • Diabesity, Dr. Francine R. Kaufman
  • Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense, Ellyn Satter
  • Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives, Annie Murphy Paul
  • Put ‘Em Up!, Sherri Brooks Vinton
  • Cooking Close to Home: A Year of Seasonal Recipes, Diane Imrie and Richard Jarmusz
  • Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It, Karen Solomon
  • The Produce Bible, Leanne Kitchen
  • Urban Pantry, Amy Pennington
  • The Art of Eating, M.F.K. Fisher
Books- Food Systems, Environment, and Gardening
  • From Container to Kitchen, D.J. Herda
  • Brewing Justice, Daniel Jaffee
  • Garden Anywhere, Alys Fowler
  • Bringing it to the Table, Wendell Berry
  • Gastropolis: Food and New York City, Annie Hauck-Lawson and Jonathan Deutsch
  • Eaarth, Bill McKibben
  • American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half Its Food (And What We Can Do About It), Jonathan Bloom
  • The Essential Urban Farmer, Novella Carpenter and Willow Rosenthal
  • The Dirty Life, Kristin Kimball
  • Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer, Novella Carpenter
  • Michael Pollan works
    • The Omnivore’s Dilemma
    • In Defense of Food
    • Food Rules
    • Cooked
Blogs
Movies
  • Food Chains
  • Growing Cities
  • Symphony of the Soil
  • Food, Inc.
  • King Corn
  • Forks over Knives
  • Food for Change
  • A Place at the Table
  • FRESH, the Movie
  • Mission Blue
  • Dirt! The Movie
  • Fed Up!
  • GMO OMG
  • Chef’s Table

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