Finished This Week
I finished up this audiobook this week.Â I didn’t finish any other books at all.
What Am I Reading?
“Barber explores the evolution of American food from the ‘first plate,’ or industrially-produced, meat-heavy dishes, to the ‘second plate’ of grass-fed meat and organic greens, and says that both of these approaches are ultimately neither sustainable nor healthy. Instead, Barber proposes Americans should move to the ‘third plate,’ a cuisine rooted in seasonal productivity, natural livestock rhythms, whole-grains, and small portions of free-range meat.“
There isn’t really anything new here for me but I’m loving this book.Â It is a very peaceful and relaxing read for me.
What Am I Listening To?
“Zoe is a video game developer whose ex-boyfriend published a crazed blog post cobbled together from private information, half-truths, and outright fictions, along with a rallying cry to the online hordes to go after her. The hordes answered in the form of a so-called movement known as #gamergate–they hacked her accounts, stole nude photos of her, harassed her family, friends and colleagues, and threatened to rape and murder her. But instead of shrinking into silence as the online mobs wanted her to, she has raised her voice and speaks out against this vicious online culture and for making the internet a safer place for everyone.”
The Third Plate sounds incredible! I wholeheartedly believe that we need a new food system, or rather, a return to a more local, more natural food system. I recently took an anthropology of food class, which was amazing, and I learned so much. I was also introduced to Wendell Berry’s work, which had a great deal to do with changing my perceptions. I will have to add The Third Plate to my list. Have a great week!
Interesting assortment of books. Makes me almost wish I read nonfiction. Come see my week here. Happy reading!
Crash Override sounds like a really interesting book. I hope you love both your current reads!
So far they are both great!