Eating for Beginners
To fully understand where our food comes from we may sometimes toy with the idea of working at the farms that grow our food, jumping in a boat with the fishermen who catch our fish, or cooking with the chef in the kitchens where we dine out on Saturday nights. But, that sounds like a lot of work. Not to worry! Author Melanie Rehak has done it for us. Through her insightful and humorous writing she helps us to understand our own food as she understands her own.
Listen to Melanie Rehak's series on WNYC. She reports on food from the farm, the fishing boat, the delivery truck, a Brooklyn locavore restaurant and her own kitchen.
Get Eating for Beginners: An Education in the Pleasures of Food from Chefs, Farmers, and One Picky Kid by Melanie Rehak, $25 at barnesandnoble.com.