Book Selection for May: Food Matters by Mark Bittman

I hope that everyone enjoyed Freedom by Jonathan Franzen over the last two months! It’s time for a new book selection and since it worked so well last time, I’ve decided that I’m going to let the random generator pick books from now on. One less thing to make a decision about! This time spit out #26, which is Food Matters by Mark Bittman.

I have had this book on my reading list since I watched Food Inc. back in December. To say that the documentary was eye-opening would be the understatement of the century and I have made significant changes to my grocery shopping and eating habits as a result. This book by Mark Bittman talks about how the food we are eating is not only unhealthy, but also damaging to the environment, and describes how we can work to make changes.

I am definitely looking forward to this one, and can’t wait to discuss it! Who else will be reading along this month?



5 Responses to “Book Selection for May: Food Matters by Mark Bittman”

  1. Michelle @ A Voracious Appetite on May 2, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    I bought this book about a month ago but haven’t found the time to dig in just yet. If you’ll be reading it this month, then I think I’ll read along. I’ve only read a few of Mark Bittman’s blog entries on the NYTimes so I’m excited to read an entire book on his thoughts. And to investigate his recipes, of course!


  2. Lauren on May 3, 2011 at 9:26 am

    I am in the same place as Michelle @ VA. I bought this book a while back, read a bit of it, and book-shelved it for a while. I am very willing to read along with you gals – perfect timing too, since I was getting ready to start a new book! Hopefully we can have a recipe or two featured here as well!


  3. Kate on May 25, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    I read this book and it changed my life and the way I eat. After reading this book you will never be able to look at a steak the same way! It’s hard to imagine all the damadge done by factory farming. I’ve become flexitarian, only eating local produce like eggs from local farms, roosters from VERY local farms that I visited to insure that the chickens were treated properly and saw the light of day, and fish like pickeral that my friends or myself caught. If you have a heart but love bacon, I do NOT recommend reading this book. It’s too hard to hear about the problems we allow to happen by buying meat products cut from tortured animals. I’ll never forget a video of a sow in a breeding barn and her new born young are inches away from her, dying, but she cannot do anything to help them and she just yells and yells. So heartbreaking to think we eat that and cause factory farming to exist because we want to continue eating that!


  4. Lei on December 16, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    How did you end up liking Food Matters? I read it and it rocked me to the core. Eye opening in so many ways. I am a vegetarian – I was when I read it – but it changed the way I look at our food supply, obesity in America and how I feed my family. It is a must read for all!


    • Michelle on December 17th, 2011 at 8:12 pm

      Hi Lei, I totally loved it. Really opened my eyes. I just got Omnivore’s Dilemma, can’t wait to start it after the holidays!


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