Resources

An evolving page of things to expand your knowledge.

 

Begin here:

Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4 a Day, Leanne Brown

Brown’s cookbook focuses on healthy and easy recipes that fit the SNAP (AKA food stamps) daily budget. Also available online as a free PDF.

Fed Up

This documentary claims that the obesity crisis is mainly caused by processed foods and a common ingredient in them: sugar.

Food Chains

This documentary shows how the people who grow and harvest much of our food are marginalized and deserve so much more.

“A Guerilla Gardener in South Central LA”

This TED Talk outlines Ron Finley’s vision for a thriving community through food gardening.

The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, Michael Pollan

This book traces the origins of 4 types of modern American meals, and in the process schools us on the industrial food system.

A Place at the Table

This documentary highlights the pervasiveness of food insecurity in the United States and offers concrete solutions for addressing it.

Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, Michael Moss

This book reveals the diabolical engineering of  processed foods and why we can’t stop eating them.

“Teach Every Child About Food” 

This award-winning TED Talk makes Chef Jamie Oliver’s case for bringing nutrition and cooking education to schools and communities.

Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food, Dan Barber

This book envisions what we should be eating in the future in a fascinating global journey.

 

 

Taste:

Cooked

This 4 part Netflix documentary series traces methods of cooking food and how cooking makes us human.

Gastronomica: The Journal of Critical Food Studies

Interdisciplinary journal about all things food.

Slow Food

International organization dedicated to preserving and savoring traditional foods, ingredients, and their preparations.

 

 

Travel:

Travel as Political Act, Rick Steves

This book empowers us to be more than a mere tourist when traveling.

 

 

 

Teach:

Friere Institute

Paulo Friere was a Brazilian educator who believed that education should be a tool of transformation for learners and our world.

Gastronomy Master’s Program at Boston University

This program of study was founded by Julia Child and Jacques Pepin.

United Nations University for Peace

Institution devoted to peace and justice studies.

Food Fight

Music video featuring a Dead Prez member that is part of a anti-obesity curriculum.

 

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