"This book is a must-read if you're interested in local food movements and economies. Salatin has no use for anyone in government and takes swipes at both sides of the aisle. The vague generalizations about liberals and conservatives can be distracting. Get past it, though, so you can further understand why it's so difficult to get clean, properly fed animals on our plates."
"The Mediterranean Diet is one of our better ways of eating. I found significant improvement in how I felt after eating food when I adopted some of the habits outlined in this book. Well explained with history, this book is full of wonderful tasting recipes."
"A lot of people will come for the recipes, but the vignettes about the grains themselves are wonderful, informative reading. Grains have nuance and are exceptional nutrient sources, but we don't seem to possess a lot of understanding about what is out there. It's not all wheat flour and white rice!"
"This book outlines movements across the world to ease off the gas pedal and to take time to appreciate what life has to offer, to approach the world differently. It is where I was introduced to Slow Food."
"We can lose a lot with unchecked progress, so John Perkins decided to record the wisdom about life and living from the Shuar people of Central America. I found this to be a truly inspirational book as I got lost in another world, where people persevere to live their traditions despite great pressure from commercial and governmental interference."
"There isn't much reliable information out there about maca and Kilham dedicates 20 pages to this herb. Overall, this is a great book about how herbs can help get the inner fires burning and their native uses."