Okay, so I’m posting this link partly to make it easy for me to come back to it, but I haven’t read nearly enough of the books on this list! Some I don’t feel any need to (i.e. diet books), but other have been on my list at one time or another. Once again, I vow to read more non-fiction.


Already read:
Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live Culture Foods by Sandor Ellix Katz
Skinny Bitch by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin (Avoid!)
Twinkie, Deconstructed: My Journey to Discover How the Ingredients in Processed Foods Are Grown, Mined (Yes, Mined), and Manipulated Into What America Eats by Steve Ettlinger
The Unhealthy Truth: One Mother’s Shocking Investigations Into the Dangers of America’s Food Supply—And What Every Family Can Do to Protect Itself by Robyn O’Brien
The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved: Inside America’s Underground Food Movements by Sandor Ellix Katz
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
Real Food: What to Eat and Why by Nina Planck
On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen by Harold McGee
My Year of Meats by Ruth L. Ozeki
Manifestos on the Future of Food and Seed by Vandana Shiva, Carlo Petrini, and Jamey Lionette
Last Chance to Eat: The Fate of Taste in a Fast Food World by Gina Mallet
Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition, and Health by Marion Nestle
The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World by John Robbins and Dean Ornish
Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer by Novella Carpenter
Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappe
Diet for a New America by John Robbins
Botany of Desire: A Plant’s Eye View of the World by Michael Pollan
All Over Creation by Ruth L. Ozeki
The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan
In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan
Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating With More Than 75 Recipes by Mark Bittman
Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver

Not half bad. And I’ve read more Wendell Barry, just not quite sure which titles. Another project for some rainy day will be writing my own list of recommended food books.