"The first manifesto of the local food movement, and it remains one of the best—eloquent, bracing, and full of vital information." —Michael Pollan
Since Coming Home to Eat was first published in 2001, the local food movement has exploded, and more people than ever are "going green" in an effort to lead healthier, more eco-friendly lives. Gary Nabhan’s year-long mission to eat only foods grown, fished, or gathered within 220 miles of his Arizona home offers striking and timely insights into our evolving relationship with food and place—and encourages us to redefine "eating close to home" as an act of deep cultural and environmental significance. As an avid gardener, ethnobotanist preserving seed diversity, and activist devoted to recovering native food traditions in the Southwest, Nabhan writes of his long campaign to raise awareness about food with contagious passion and humor.
About the Author
Gary Paul Nabhan, a prize-winning essayist and agricultural ecologist, serves as a Distinguished Research Scientist with the Southwest Center at the University of Arizona. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Nabhan makes us understand how finding and eating local foods connects us deeply and sensually with where we are [and] why the everyday choices we make about food are the most important choices we make. — Alice Waters, chef and owner of Chez Panisse
An elegant, inspired, and eloquently detailed account. — Rick Bayless
Eloquent, richly evocative…a fascinating, enlightening, and moving account.
A tale certain to inspire gardeners, cooks, and others eager to replace convenience with flavor.