Lost Feast: Culinary Extinction and the Future of Food

Lenore Newman (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$24.95  $22.95
Publisher
ECW Press
Publish Date
October 08, 2019
Pages
312
Dimensions
5.8 X 1.0 X 8.6 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781770414358

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About the Author

Lenore Newman is the Canada Research Chair in Food Security and Environment at the University of the Fraser Valley. She is the author of the acclaimed Speaking in Cod Tongues: A Canadian Culinary Journey. She divides her time between Vancouver and Roberts Creek, British Columbia.

Reviews

"Newman's jaunts through the animal kingdom alternate with themed meals with her friend Dan as she ponders how historical extinctions are linked to our current food systems, what we can do about it, and how humans must follow the example of the famed New York 'pizza rat, ' and adapt to the food that comes their way." -- Booklist

"Edifying and entertaining . . . Never didactic and cautiously optimistic, Newman recognizes that there is hard work ahead to recalibrate the North American diet. She builds a compelling case for us human superpredators to rethink our food choices, and to be healthier for the environment and our fellow inhabitant species. Lost Feast is enjoyable reading about a serious topic." -- Foreword Reviews, starred review

"Free-wheeling look at the flora and fauna we've eaten into oblivion." -- Toronto Star

"An interesting and thought-provoking adventure alongside an engaging, wry-humored narrator, the book forces the reader to consider humans' role in historic plant and animal extinctions, as well as how we might approach food more reasonably moving forward." -- Civil Eats

"If you've ever wondered about the impact the human appetite has had on plans and animals, Lost Feast: Culinary Extinction and the Future of Food by Lenore Newman (2019, ECW Press, $24.95) is for you." -- WVNews