books I want for Christmas

books I want for Christmas, in case anyone’s interested!

Cooking for Geeks – Jeff Potter (I’ve renewed it from the library so many times and now, sadly, I must return it)

Organic Inc. – Samuel Fromartz

The Omnivore’s Dilemma – Michael Pollan

From Seed to Table – Janette Haase

40 Years of Chez Panisse: The Power of Gathering – Alice Waters

Kitchen Confidential – Anthony Bourdain

River Cottage Everyday – Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall (or any River Cottage book)

Hedgerow – John Wright

We Sure Can – Sarah B. Hood

who wants to make some cheese?!

books I recommend

Here are a few books I’ve read and recommend.
I’ll be updating the list often, so make sure to check back on this site again.
If you have similar books that you enjoy, please post in the comments section.

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
Barbara chronicles her family’s foray into eating local for a year.
It’s a family affair, as her husband and daughter contribute to the book as well.
Her husband includes very good information on factory farming, supporting local, etc and her daughter contributes recipes and seasonal menus.
One of the chapters talks about why eating meat should be given consideration  (aside from issues surrounding health and acid vs. alkaline diets).
I personally found the book very informative, especially the section on how to make cheese. This is something I’m definitely going to try!

Side Note: Who wants to make some Cheese?

Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain
Similar to The Secret, I find this book less focused on money success and more focused on other forms of success, as well as meditation and of course how to visualize successfully.

Book buying sites

This is a good site for book price comparisons on new and used books – http://www.addall.com/
This site has free delivery of books regardless of shopping basket total and I found some of the prices cheaper than Amazon or Chapters – http://www.bookdepository.com