Coming Home to Eat: The Pleasures and Politics of Local Food

Author(s): Gary Paul Nabhan


Gary Paul Nabhan relates how his experience with food permeates his life as an avid gardener and forager, as an ethno-botanist and farmland conservation advocate, and as an activist devoted to recovering place-based heritage foods. Nabhan spent a year trying to eat only foods grown, fished or gathered within 220 miles of his home - with surprising results.


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A tale certain to inspire gardeners, cooks, and others eager to replace convenience with flavor. "Nabhan's vivid descriptions... riveted me and ultimately forced me to face up to a single uncomfortable question: If this man can turn his satellite dish into a container garden, raise his own turkeys, opportunistically scout wild foods and glean food wisdom from indigenous tribespeople, what excuses do I have left for not hunting and gathering locally too?" The Ecologist

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.

General Fields

  • : 9780393335057
  • : WW Norton & Co
  • : WW Norton & Co
  • : August 2009
  • : 209mm X 141mm X 23mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Re-issue
  • : Paperback
  • : Gary Paul Nabhan
  • : 336