Food Rules: An Eater's Manual

A DEFINITIVE COMPENDIUM OF FOOD WISDOM n nEating doesn t have to be so complicated In this age of ever elaborate diets and conflicting health advice, Food Rules brings a welcome simplicity to our daily decisions about food Written with the clarity, concision and wit that has become bestselling

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

What should we have for dinner For omnivore s like ourselves, this simple question has always posed a dilemma When you can eat just about anything nature or the supermarket has to offer, deciding what you should eat will inevitably stir anxiety, especially when some of the foods on offer might s

Wintergirls

Dead girl walking, the boys say in the halls n Tell us your secret, the girls whisper, one toilet to another nI am that girl nI am the space between my thighs, daylight shining through nI am the bones they want, wired on a porcelain frame n nLia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in

Eating Animals

Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his life oscillating between enthusiastic carnivore and occasional vegetarian Once he started a family, the moral dimensions of food became increasingly important.Faced with the prospect of being unable to explain why we eat some animals and not others, Foer set o

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

Fast food has hastened the malling of our landscape, widened the chasm between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and propelled American cultural imperialism abroad That s a lengthy list of charges, but here Eric Schlosser makes them stick with an artful mix of first rate reportage, wry

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life

Author Barbara Kingsolver and her family abandoned the industrial food pipeline to live a rural life vowing that, for one year, they d only buy food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it Part memoir, part journalistic investigation, Animal, Vegetable, Mir

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

THE all time classic story, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in your life n nOne sunny Sunday, the caterpillar was hatched out of a tiny egg He was very hungry On Monday, he ate through one apple on Tuesday,

The Watermelon Seed

With perfect comic pacing, Greg Pizzoli introduces us to one funny crocodile who has one big fear swallowing a watermelon seed What will he do when his greatest fear is realized Will vines sprout out his ears Will his skin turn pink This crocodile has a wild imagination that kids will love Wit

Skinny

n Do you ever get hungry Too hungry to eat Holly s older sister, Giselle, is self destructing Haunted by her love deprived relationship with her late father, this once strong role model and medical student is gripped by anorexia Holly, a track star, struggles to keep her own life in balance wh

Little Pea

Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Jen Corace strike beautiful balance between story and art in Little Pea The New York TimesA sweet and amusing story to which little picky eaters can relate If Little Pea doesn t eat all of his sweets, there will be no vegetables for dessert What s a young pea to do A

Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

Why would a talented young woman enter into a torrid affair with hunger, drugs, sex, and death Through five lengthy hospital stays, endless therapy, and the loss of family, friends, jobs, and all sense of what it means to be normal, Marya Hornbacher lovingly embraced her anorexia and bulimia unti

Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

A deliciously funny, delectably shocking banquet of wild but true tales of life in the culinary trade from Chef Anthony Bourdain, laying out his than a quarter century of drugs, sex, and haute cuisine now with all new, never before published material n nNew York Chef Tony Bourdain gives away sec

Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain

I didn t decide to become anorexic It snuck up on me disguised as a healthy diet, a professional attitude Being as thin as possible was a way to make the job of being an actress easier n nPortia de Rossi weighed only 82 pounds when she collapsed on the set of the Hollywood film in which she