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Taste, Memory

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781603584401
Author(s): David Buchanan
Format: Paperback
Year: 2012
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Co
Dimensions: 138 x 15 x 216 (w x l x h)
Pages: 240

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Taste, Memory traces the experiences of modern-day explorers who rediscover culturally rich forgotten foods and return them to our tables for all to experience and savour. David Buchanan explores questions fundamental to the future of food and farming. How can we strike a balance between preserving the past, maintaining valuable agricultural and culinary traditions, and looking ahead to breed new plants? What place does a cantankerous old pear or too-delicate strawberry deserve in our gardens, farms and markets? To what extent should growers value efficiency and uniformity over matters of taste, ecology or regional identity? In Taste, Memory Buchanan shares stories of slightly obsessive urban gardeners, preservationists, environmentalists, farmers and passionate cooks, and weaves anecdotes of his personal journey with profiles of leaders in the movement to defend agricultural biodiversity. The book begins and ends with a simple premise: that a healthy food system depends on matching diverse plants and animals to the demands of land and climate. In this sense of place lies the true meaning of local food.

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