Reviewed by Marjolein Balm
In Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, we read about Barbara Kingsolver’s attempt to abandon products from the food industry. For at least one year, Barbara and her family will only buy and consume food raised in their neighbourhood. She also sets up her own garden where she plants vegetables; everything else is bought from local farmer markets or from other farmer friends.
She provides very interesting facts about how the food industry works, and its influence on farmers and the world. We read about her project, family issues (what do you cook for with a birthday party when the only food you have is the ones that grow in the garden?), lots of vegetable stories, great recipes and eye opening facts about the food industry. At the end of each chapter, her daughter Camille tells about her experiences in the project.
I think this was really interesting to read, because it is about something that you have to deal with every day: Food! I also liked to read about the facts about the food industry. something that is very relevant today with the growing costs of food.
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