Hearty

On Cooking, Eating, and Growing Food for Pleasure and Subsistence

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Pub Date Sep 03 2024 | Archive Date Jul 31 2024

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Thoughtful, wide-ranging essays exploring food as a source of pleasure, practical creativity, and sustenance

Food is the primary way andrea bennett connects with the world. They worked in the restaurant industry for a decade, and though they don’t eat much meat and can’t eat gluten, they take as much pleasure in food as Jeffrey Steingarten, Anthony Bourdain, or Guy Fieri. When they want to show someone they care, they cook them a meal. The essays in Hearty offer a snapshot of the North American cultural relationship to food and eating. Hearty dives deep into specific foods, such as chutney, carrots, and ice cream, but also explores appetite and desire in food media, the art of substitution, seed saving and the triumphs and trials of being a home gardener, how the food system works (and doesn’t), and complex societal narratives around health and pleasure. Combining journalism, cultural commentary, and personal reflection, Hearty follows bennett’s curiosity into kitchens, gardens, fields, and factories, offering a compassionate and compelling perspective on food from seed to table.
Thoughtful, wide-ranging essays exploring food as a source of pleasure, practical creativity, and sustenance

Food is the primary way andrea bennett connects with the world. They worked in the...

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ISBN 9781770417601
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PAGES 240

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I read this book in one sitting and really enjoyed the stories, the food and how it relates to life and pleasures in life. It is very interesting and fun to read. It covers so many aspects of food from growing to health to eating. I learned so much about food which I enjoyed too. A great food book and story.

Thank you NetGalley and ECW Press for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book.

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This book was so fun! I haven't read anything like it! The short stories/essays kept my entertained while diving into some really deep topics. Food is the center of many households, upbringings, and cultural identities. It's can represent tradition and family. I like the addition of the home gardener perspective as I feel like that is extremely relatable in today's society.
This book was a beautiful blend between personal stories, reflections, journalism, and commentary on past and present representation of food, food media and food production (in the form of personal gardens). Definitely recommend!
Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for an arc of this book!

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