Do you love to eat or ever wonder about the many ways food and farming impacts our lives? Drawing inspiration from the creative writings of various authors, the Food for Thought Book Club explores the many aspects of our food system.

Held in conjunction with the Coeur d’Alene Public Library, the club is free and open to the public on the first Wednesday of each month from 6 – 8:00 pm. Copies of the book can be reserved at the Library or purchased at The Well Read Moose in Coeur d’Alene.

For more information about each month’s book, please visit our calendar page.

Reading List for 2017:

January:  We Are as Gods (Kate Daloz)

February:  Unprocessed (Megan Kimble)

March:  First Bite: How We Learn to Eat (Bee Wilson)

April:   The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health (David Montgomery & Anne Bikle)

May: The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet (Nina Teicholz)

June:   Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of the Foods We Love (Simran Sethi)

July/Aug – no meeting

September: Cooked (Michael Pollan)

October: An Unlikely Vineyard (Deirdre Heekin)

November: Salt, A World History (Mark Kurlansky)

December: My Organic Life (Nora Pouillon)

 

Reading List for 2016:

January 6 – Tasty” (John McQuaid)

February 3 – “Wisdom of the Last Farmer: Harvesting Legacies from the Land” (David Mas Matsumoto)

March 2 – The Good Gut” (Justin & Erica Sonnenburg)

April 6 – “Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World”  (Mark Kurlansky)

May 4 – Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love and the Perfect Meal (Ava Chin)

June 1 – The Third Plate (Dan Barber)

July/Aug – no meeting

September 7 – “Restoring Heritage Grains” (Eli Rugosa)

October 5 – Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America” (Liz Carlisle)

November 2 – Nourishing Broth: An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the Modern World” (Sally Fallon)

December 7 – Botany of Desire” (Michael Pollan)

 

2015 Book List:

January – “The Science of Cooking” (Peter Barham)

February – “Everyday in Tuscany” (Frances Mayes)

March – “The Unsettling of America” (Wendell Berry)

April – “Farm City: The Education of An Urban Farmer” (Novella Carpenter)

May – “Cows Save the Planet and Other Improbably Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth” (Judith D. Schwartz)

June – “Organic” (Peter Laufer)

July – (no meeting)

August – (no meeting)

September – “Home for Dinner: Mixing Food, Fun and Conversation for a Happier Family and Healthier Kids” (Anne K. Fishel)

October – “Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World” (Paul Stamets)

November – “Farmacology” (Daphne Miller)

December – “Animal, Vegetable, Mineral” (Barbara Kingsolver)

Do you love to eat or ever wonder about the many ways food and farming impacts our lives? Drawing inspiration from the creative writings of various authors, the Food for Thought Book Club explores the many aspects of our food system.

Held in conjunction with the Coeur d’Alene Public Library, the club is free and open to the public on the first Wednesday of each month from 6 – 8:00 pm. Copies of the book can be reserved at the Library or purchased at The Well Read Moose in Coeur d’Alene.

For more information about each month’s book, please visit our calendar page.

Reading List for 2017:

January:  We Are as Gods (Kate Daloz)

February:  Unprocessed (Megan Kimble)

March:  First Bite: How We Learn to Eat (Bee Wilson)

April:   The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health (David Montgomery & Anne Bikle)

May: The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet (Nina Teicholz)

June:   Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of the Foods We Love (Simran Sethi)

July/Aug – no meeting

September: Cooked (Michael Pollan)

October: An Unlikely Vineyard (Deirdre Heekin)

November: Salt, A World History (Mark Kurlansky)

December: My Organic Life (Nora Pouillon)

 

Reading List for 2016:

January 6 – Tasty” (John McQuaid)

February 3 – “Wisdom of the Last Farmer: Harvesting Legacies from the Land” (David Mas Matsumoto)

March 2 – The Good Gut” (Justin & Erica Sonnenburg)

April 6 – “Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World”  (Mark Kurlansky)

May 4 – Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love and the Perfect Meal (Ava Chin)

June 1 – The Third Plate (Dan Barber)

July/Aug – no meeting

September 7 – “Restoring Heritage Grains” (Eli Rugosa)

October 5 – Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America” (Liz Carlisle)

November 2 – Nourishing Broth: An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the Modern World” (Sally Fallon)

December 7 – Botany of Desire” (Michael Pollan)

 

2015 Book List:

January – “The Science of Cooking” (Peter Barham)

February – “Everyday in Tuscany” (Frances Mayes)

March – “The Unsettling of America” (Wendell Berry)

April – “Farm City: The Education of An Urban Farmer” (Novella Carpenter)

May – “Cows Save the Planet and Other Improbably Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth” (Judith D. Schwartz)

June – “Organic” (Peter Laufer)

July – (no meeting)

August – (no meeting)

September – “Home for Dinner: Mixing Food, Fun and Conversation for a Happier Family and Healthier Kids” (Anne K. Fishel)

October – “Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World” (Paul Stamets)

November – “Farmacology” (Daphne Miller)

December – “Animal, Vegetable, Mineral” (Barbara Kingsolver)

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