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Animal Vegetable Miracle A Year of Food LifeEluctant reader I wish I had edited this book to help cut out some of the unnecessary fat One moment she has me right in the palm of her hand the next she veers off shoe horning that well warn and skewed stereotype about how the French given their high calorie intake manage to stay thin and how Europe has nude beaches where Americans could never show up with rolls of fat hanging out and suddenly I feel cornered by the marginalized relative at my family reunion At first I am nodding with agreement when she argues that eating freshly prepared food is a matter of attitude but then she says take a look at Mexico and I stop nodding Having stayed on many a ranch in Mexico I wonder why she fails to recognize the rigid gender roles The economic problems Then much later on page 127 she admits that Full time homemaking may not be an option for those of us elivered without trust fundsReuired participation from a spouse and kids an element of the euation and well it all comes much too late This book had the potential but missed the chance to change the minds of the other people the unconvinced the people she most needs I wanted her to stop meandering stop arguing every counter argument and stick to her narrative nonfiction story and its strongest argument how a renewed connection to food transformed her family and their relationship with the community By purchasing your neighbors food you can help with the fossil fuel problem AND keep their farm in business Small yet significant gestures such as buying butter from the same family in your area keeps them in business and it is a huge step in the right irection And since many Americans feel helpless this book could show them how to help and that s a big wondeful adjustment in a culture where and people feel left out and powerless This plan will only work if people get on board and if we find a way to help Arizona And YES by eating this kind of food many have lost weight and become heart healthy and all of that is good But instead of shrilling tell by showing girlfriend Like many narrative nonfiction books on the market today the ones people in the publishing business call idea books Kingsolver s narrator tries too hard steps into her self made traps There s so much I should love about this book and I hope some other author takes up this subject again and gives it a good try I certainly buy it Dear Barbara KingsolverI m very sorry but I m abandoning my attempt to read your book Animal Vegetable Miracle which chronicles the year your family spent living on your farm in Virginia attempting to eat only local sustainable foodI adore your novels And I loved Fast Food Nation and The Omnivore s Dilemma They even made me stop eating fast food buy organic when I can and give up most meatI wanted to love your book I settled in as you scolded me for eating produce that is flown from halfway around the world You re right I know It makes no sense And then you said if I Could Only Taste Fresh could only taste fresh straight from the vine I couldn t stand my bland Stop Shop tomato It s true It Blind Devotion (The Shifter Chronicles doesn t taste that good Tell me It s all very interestingThen four chapters later you were still scolding meBarbara I would love to harvest wild asparagus in the early mornings but Io not have a family farm or a book contract to retreat to All the CSAs near me are sold out for years I know I m a moral failure because the bananas I have for breakfast come from South America I will patronize my local vegetable stand because of reading your four chapters Can you stop yelling at me nowPlease oh please write another novelSarah Wellnormally I am a Kingsolver fan I like the way she writes simple and straight forward Her stories both long an short are well My Name is Bob done But this book just really pissed me off It s a non fiction account of her back to the land movement with her family The book starts off well and good Sheescribes their reasoning for leaving Tuscon and moving to a farm they inherited She talks about the trials and tribulations of trying to live off of what they can either produce themselves through farming or buy locally Each family member is only allowed one luxury item This consists of foodstuffs that can t be produced at home or bought locally It s a bit over the top if you ask me but I suppose an interes Barbara Kingsolver has long been one of my favorite writers but this most recent book was a bit of a mixed bag for me The book covers the year she and her family spent eating only food they had either grown and her family spent eating only food they had either grown or purchased from local farmers personally known to them Kingsolver s skill as a storyteller is undiminished and there are some wonderful sections as she relates their adventures plotting how to foist some of their bumper zucchini harvest off on unsuspecting neighbors and how they helped their new turkey crop re learn the lost art of natural copulation The book also succeeded in teaching me uite a bit I idn t know about food and gardening As someone who was raised on heavily processed foods I was fascinated to learn the biological secrets of ROOT VEGETABLES HOW A MILD MANNERED vegetables how a mild mannered harvests chickens at home and how much better food can taste when it hasn t been subject to the rigors of corporate food production Her chapter on asparagus helped me understand why the tough road hardened variety found in most conventional stores is only a pale shadow of an organically grown stalk picked just hours earlier her escription of the succulent magic of ls made me want to take up mushroom hunting In these celebrations of the pleasures of fresh locally grown in season produce Kingsolver was. Ly buy food raised in their own neighborhood grow it themselves or learn to live without it Part memoir part journalistic investigation. ,
This books is not AT ALL in my normal wheelhouse and I m still scratching my head as to why I suddenly felt impelled to order it on and read it It s non fiction which nothing against non fiction but again not a genre I normally go out and buy I might read non fiction if it s a gift or This book gave me Billy Bragg desires Deepark Polly Prices Totally Secret Diary desires forgardening And making my own cheese Andoing things from scratch And oing them nowThe thing is these are all things I have aspirations to o anyway but my way is rather slower than the way Barbara Kingsolver and her family approached trying to eat locally for a year I m trying to make small long term changes one at a time hopefully in a way that I ll stick to it But it was fun to read about someone else s experiment in mostly non preachy tones and you know uite a lot about turkey birth sex and The Majors Daughter death Note The rest of this review has been withdrawnue to the recent changes in Goodreads policy and enforcement You can read why I came to this Miss Shumway Waves a Wand decision hereIn the meantime you can read the entire review at Smorgasbook You have to read this book Not just because it conveys an important message about the sustainability and environmental impact of our foodways Not just because its Year in Provence style charm makes Appalachia sound as alluring as the French or Italian countryside no euros reuired But mostly because this is beautiful tightly strung writing about food and what it means to nourish ourselves If you ve read a certain amount of writing on food you know sweet andelicious though it may be that it can get cloying A uick flip through Barbara s chapter on turkey butchering will cure youIn case you ve had your head in the sand or The Touch don t live in the Bay Area or somewhere like it here s the book s basic premise Novelist Barbara Kingsolver and her professor husband pack up their twoaughters and move from the New Mexican On His Majestys Service desert to a small farm in Virginia where it rains and things grow and after a bit of a weaning process that involves hardecisions about bananas undertake a year of eating nothing but locally produced food It s a lot of hard work since they re Different Class doing most of the local production themselves They make cheese and cook pumpkins and OD on asparagus They have slaughtering parties They come up with seasonal menus and recipes and share them with youThere s some sound political analysis of why and how our food chain has become a fossil fuel eating monster thatisserves eveloping economies around the world while eroding our health here at home There s some preaching oh well There s a careful explanation of why and under what circumstances raising animals to eat them can be the best use of the planet s resources There s a chick hatching scene that will make you weep I still can t keep my beloved husband from buying huge flats of Costco fruit grown halfway around the world and I m not giving up Italian truffles or French cheese or wine any time soon So I can t be smug But right now I have a big pot of soup simmering on the stove full of veggies from our local community supported agriculture box and I feel like we re living just a little bit I read this Then I gave it my sister then she gave it to a friend Where it went from then I on t know but I am reasonably confident that this book was of no practical use

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any of usI m to say that everybody is haunted by the Textbook of Wisdom dream of the good life when your eyes glaze over and youream of escaping trouble and woe for a better way of Living But I M Probably Just Projecting My Own State but I m probably just projecting my own state mind here Certainly though I can sympathise with the position that Barbara Kingsolver found herself in that starts this book offShe was living in some part of the USA where the population was way in excess of local water resources so the municipality had water brought in by canal which it advised the local population was safe to In Defence of Dogs drink but not safe to put into auariums This experience put the seal on Kingsolver s concerns over food miles and the unease that comes from living i I can forgive the obvious shortcommings of this book for three significant reasons First I believe wholeheartedly that by purchasing as much locally grownmade food as possible we can solve our fossil fuelependency Secondly by the luck of the raw I can afford to purchase food from the weekly farmer s market And finally our household is committed to making around 95% of our meals from scratch which started as a response to our collective allergies nondairy meat eaters but like the Kingsolver tribe once our taste buds were reawakened by the flavor of our elicious made by scratch food there was no turning back I agree with most of what she says and respect her reminder that I need to buy as much food as possible from local farmers and I am going to try a few of her recipes I The City in Mind do on occasion enjoy a frozen Snickers barIn general I endured this book and it certainly motivated me But the book has many problemsSeveral critics have said it was not her intention to convince everyone but Ion t buy that When a well known author writes a book like this it becomes persuasive argument Hey every book you write is an argument Besides The Farmer s Market Choir is already convinced Rather uickly Kingsolver s tone is preachy and well whom is she yelling at but the uninitiated It reminds me of the old saying there is nothing worse than listening to the recently reformed After all she Revenge (The Red Ledger did spend a huge amount of time in Arizona and that other life eating andrinking Poor Arizona The only answer this evolved American author can come up with is to abandon you I was both an inspired and a Author Barbara Kingsolver and her family abandoned the industrial food pipeline to live a rural life vowing that for one year they'd on. .

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Very effective in inspiring me to think about how to plan my menus around what is seasonally available I ll be adding her sweet potato uesadilla recipe to my menu this week and I m looking forward to trying out her ried tomato pesto On the The City Of Heavenly Tranquillity down side Ms Kingsolver s charming storytelling is laced with a rather heavyose of preaching I have no Penguins Poems for Life doubt that the food monoculture promoted by corporate America has hadevastating effects on our health taste buds and environment and the loss of crop iversity these practices have created has made us very vulnerable as a population These are important issues that need to be talked about But part of the reason I ve admired Ms Kingsolver s past writing is because she has always woven her political views so seamlessly into her stories that in reading her books I always learned new things without feeling like I had been force fed someone else s opinions That was not the case with this book The first uarter is particularly thick with commentary on the evils of our current food system More than once I found myself slogging through sections that left me feeling guilty about the food currently in my kitchen than inspired to adopt her suggestions This tone made the read much less effective for me than it would have been had she focused primarily on the very real value her family gained from choosing to forgo convenience in favor of such fantastically elicious food This book was one of my big isappointments so far this year because I went in thinking I really like it and wound up so unimpressed that I think I actually hated it The premise of the book is an interesting one so interesting that I called my mother on the way back from the bookstore to tell her all about this new book I just picked up that I thought she Divine Beauty d really like Barbara Kingsolver and her family haveecided for various environmental political and health reasons to eat locally for a year and try and raise as much of their own produce and meat as they Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone deemed feasibleKingsolver is a good writer and I ve enjoyed Animal Dreams and The Bean Trees so I assumed I would enjoy her adecdotes about her family s efforts to grow their own food supply What I ended up with was an essayist trying relentlessly to convert me over to her point of view America is bad cooking your own food is good be ashamed of your horrible non food cooking empty life I m exaggerating a little bit but not much Over and over again Kingsolver relates large scale problems in America crime addiction today to the fact that we no longer live close to our own food supplies She has some valid points but the holier than thou attitude ended up annoying me so much I couldn t make myself receptive to her message and insteadevoted myself to picking apart her examples Also it felt like there was a subtle sexism going on with regard to a woman s place in the home Her husband may have made all the bread in their household but Kingsolver and her Down to the Sea in Ships daughters were portrayed asoing most of the labor and cooking and as one point she talks about the eep contentment she gets out of Thanksgiving all the women in the kitchen working and gossiping together as they cook all the men outside pretending they can throw around a pigskin I think my favorite one though Was When She Said That Women Going Into The Workplace when she said that women going into the workplace the mid 20th Century was the reason why America s food culture evolved There was this sense that wow America had just been so much better a hundred years ago gosh why can t we all just get back to thatMy new goal is go get everyone to read this book and find out if they hate it as much
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I Dog Years did Io want to have lunch with Barbara Kingsolver I Chain of Fire do not want to sit across the table from this self satisfied woman and have her gently scold me for eating imported world traveler foods like bananas I alsoo not want to hear any of her stories about how awesome she and her family are and how they were able to eat primarily off what they could grow in their backyard plenty of fresh vegetables or buy from local farmers who are all personal friends anyway Aren t we cool I The Devils Elbow (Mrs. Bradley, don t want to hear any about how her family isoing their part to stop global warming by reducing food processing and transportation costs and now they all managed to The Making of a Caribbeanpreneur do it without fighting Who are these people Everybody gets home from work or school and has to go garden untilark every freaking Maharaj day and there s no fighting There s no salmon or packaged cookies or Cheetos and there s still no fighting Even though some members of the family are 17 and like 10 What I wanted most of all was to hear the stories about how she caught heraughter hiding Little Debbie under the bed or how her teenager was too embarrassed to bring her friends over without soda to offer them But nooooo No such humanizing etails Some small bumps in the road such as when the teenager craves fresh fruit in early spring but none is in season But a ha easily solved with rhubarb from the farmer s market Give me a break This is Cheating The Readers It Had the readers It had have been interesting than this But that aside it actually was pretty interesting She s a wonderful writer and much of the information and storytelling was totally fascinating I will be thinking about this book for a long time and it really has inspired me to pay attention to local growing seasons although in California I guess we re a little spoiled and o shopping at farmer s markets and cook and perhaps even grow my own tomatoesheirloom of course I just on t want to hang out with Barbara Kingsolver Ever Unless she s prepared to talk about what really went own. Animal Vegetable Miracle is an enthralling narrative that will open your eyes in a hundred new ways to an old truth You are what you


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