Coming Home to Eat

Coming Home to Eat

The Pleasures and Politics of Local Foods

By Gary Paul Nabhan

W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393335057, 334pp.

Publication Date: July 2009

In the tradition of M. F. K. Fisher and Henry David Thoreau, Gary Paul Nabhan relates how his experience with food permeates his life as an avid gardener and forager, as an ethnobotanist 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.Already considered a landmark in the locavore movement, Coming Home to Eat 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/owner of Chez Panisse).

About the Author
Gary Nabhan is the W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Food Systems at the University of Arizona, as well as the permaculture designer and orchard-keeper of Almuniya de los Zopilotes Experimental Farm in Patagonia, Arizona. Widely acknowledged as a pioneer in the local-food movement and grassroots seed conservation, Nabhan was honored by Utne Reader in 2011 as one of twelve people making the world a better place to live. A recipient of a MacArthur Genius Award, his twenty-four books have been translated into six languages.