Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health (Paperback)

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Winner of the 2014 IACP Cookbook Award in the category of "Food Matters."

The next stage in the food revolution--a radical way to select fruits and vegetables and reclaim the flavor and nutrients we've lost.

Ever since farmers first planted seeds 10,000 years ago, humans have been destroying the nutritional value of their fruits and vegetables. Unwittingly, we've been selecting plants that are high in starch and sugar and low in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants for more than 400 generations.

EATING ON THE WILD SIDE reveals the solution--choosing modern varieties that approach the nutritional content of wild plants but that also please the modern palate. Jo Robinson explains that many of these newly identified varieties can be found in supermarkets and farmer's market, and introduces simple, scientifically proven methods of preparation that enhance their flavor and nutrition. Based on years of scientific research and filled with food history and practical advice, EATING ON THE WILD SIDE will forever change the way we think about food.

About the Author

Jo Robinson is the author or coauthor of 14 nonfiction books. She lives on Vashon Island, Washington, where she grows many of the extraordinary fruits and vegetables described in this book.


Praise For…

"The next Omnivore's Dilemma."

"Phenomenal...The cure for what ails us is right here, and it's delicious." --Dan Barber, chef and owner of Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns

"I learned so much from this outstanding book. Highly recommended reading for all who are health conscious." --Andrew Weil, MD

"Wonderful, enlightening. Jo Robinson has done a magnificent job of bringing together information from so many diverse disciplines." --Loren Cordain

"Because recent studies have taught us that we should be getting our beta carotene and other health-builders not from pills but from well-grown food, this book is just what gardeners and cooks need." -The Washington Post

"It's a great book. I think people will change the way they buy their food. I know that I will." --Dr. Sanjay Gupta

"Most fascinating. Hailed as the first book to reveal the nutritional history of fruits and vegetables....I'm savoring every word." --PBS's Food Blog, "Kitchen Vignettes"

"If the organic movement needs a Joan of Arc I would surely nominate Jo Robinson. Only Michael Pollan would come close to her superbly researched work."-- Bill Kurtis, Chairman and Founder, Tallgrass Beef Company
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316227933
ISBN-10: 0316227935
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication Date: May 20th, 2014
Pages: 416
Language: English