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James Herriot's Favorite Dog Stories
4.1 out of 5 stars with 27 reviews
This enchanting program collects some of the Yorkshire vet's favorite stories about one of his favorite animals, each tale as memorable and heartwarming as the last. Christopher Timothy, the star of television's
All Creatures Great and Small, and ac...
On the Burning Edge: A Fateful Fire and the Men Who Fought It
4.9 out of 5 stars with 247 reviews
In the tradition of Sebastian Junger's The Perfect Storm and Robert Kurson's Shadow Divers comes a true and heartbreaking tale of courage, difficult decisions, and ultimate sacrifice. On the Burning Edge, by award-winning journalist and former wildla...
By Listen & Live Audio, Inc.
4.8 out of 5 stars with 153 reviews
Like most Americans, Steve Ettlinger eats processed foods. And, like most consumers, he often reads the ingredients label without a clue as to what most of it means. So when his young daughter asked, "Daddy, what's polysorbate 60?" he was at a loss a...
Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food
4.4 out of 5 stars with 150 reviews
Our relationship with the ocean is undergoing a profound transformation. Just three decades ago, nearly everything we ate from the sea was wild. Today, rampant overfishing and an unprecedented biotech revolution have brought us to a point where wild ...
The Taste of Empire: How Britain's Quest for Food Shaped the Modern World
4.1 out of 5 stars with 230 reviews
In The Taste of Empire, acclaimed historian Lizzie Collingham tells the story of how the British Empire's quest for food shaped the modern world. Told through 20 meals over the course of 450 years, from the Far East to the New World, Collingham expla...
Obsessed: America's Food Addiction - and My Own
4.9 out of 5 stars with 16 reviews
Mika Brzezinski is at war against obesity. She believes the fearsome subjects of food, diet, and body image are "radioactive" in America, and getting worse. On Morning Joe, she is often so adamant about improving America's eating habits that some peo...
Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man
4.9 out of 5 stars with 290 reviews
Break out the TV dinners! From the author who gave us Cod, Salt, and other informative bestsellers, the first biography of Clarence Birdseye, the eccentric genius inventor whose fast-freezing process revolutionized the food industry and American agri...
The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of Our Food
4.9 out of 5 stars with 216 reviews
On the production line in American packinghouses, there is one cardinal rule: the chain never slows. Under pressure to increase supply, the supervisors of meat-processing plants have routinely accelerated the pace of conveyors, leading to inhumane co...
Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life
4.2 out of 5 stars with 229 reviews
The problem of agriculture is as old as civilization. Throughout history, great societies that abused their land withered into poverty or disappeared entirely. Now we risk repeating this ancient story on a global scale due to ongoing soil degradation...
Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America
4.1 out of 5 stars with 34 reviews
The story of the "Lentil Underground" begins on a 280-acre homestead rooted in America's Great Plains: the Oien family farm. Forty years ago, corporate agribusiness told small farmers like the Oiens to "get big or get out." But 27-year-old David Oien...
Napa at Last Light: America’s Eden in an Age of Calamity
4.2 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews
Not so long ago, wine was an exclusively European product. Now it is thoroughly American; emblematic of Napa Valley, an area idealized as the epicenter of great wines and foods and a cultural tourist destination. But the romanticized accounts you fin...
What Einstein Kept Under His Hat: Secrets of Science in the Kitchen
4.4 out of 5 stars with 199 reviews
Have you ever wondered why onions make us cry? Do you believe bananas contain more calories as they ripen and get sweeter? This sequel to the best-selling What Einstein Told His Cook continues Robert L. Wolke's investigations into the science behind ...
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