Slow Food Denver Book Club

On the second Tuesday and Wednesday of each month, the Slow Food Denver Book Club will feature a different book and host two different gatherings to meet for conversation. Choose whichever evening works best for you, and join us for interesting discussion, while building community and sharing food. Locations will vary each month and space is limited to encourage quality conversation so please reserve your space.

imgresJanuary: The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan
A James Beard Award Winner, The Omnivore’s Dilemma asks the question, What should we have for dinner? Michael Pollan explains in his book, how we answer that question may determine our survival as a species.

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1d7431dd-0d85-4240-aef1-fc2fd21faa3bFebruary: Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichl
Renowned food critic Ruth Reichl shares her reflections on how one’s outer appearance can influence one’s inner character, expectations and appetites, not to mention the service one receives.

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March: The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food by Dan Barber
Dan Barber charts a bright path forward for eaters and chefs alike, daring every to imagine a future for our national cuisine that is as sustainable as it is delicious.

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April: Provence, 1970: M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard and the Reinvention of American Taste by Luke Barr
A James Beard Award Winner, Provence, 1970 recreates a time where M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child and James Beard gathered around the table to discuss food, culture and their combined future
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12349May: My Year of Meats by Ruth L. Ozeki
Considered the modern-day version of Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle, My Year of Meats follows the story of a Japanese documentarian that produces a TV show sponsored by an American meat-exporting business, through her experience she uncovers some unsavory truths about love, fertility, and a dangerous hormone called DES.
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Lentil_Underground-Jacket-CoverJune: Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America by Liz Carlisle
A protégé of Michael Pollan shares the story of a little known group of renegade farmers who defied corporate agribusiness by launching a unique sustainable farm-to-table movement.

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August: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver
The author and her family abandoned the industrial-food pipeline to live a rural life — vowing that, for one year, they would only buy food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it.
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September: Food and the City: Urban Agriculture and the New Food Revolution by Jennifer Cockrall-King
This book examines alternative food systems in cities around the globe that are shortening their food chains, growing food within their city limits, and taking their “food security” into their own hands.
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 October: Life from Scratch by Sasha Martin Over the course of 195 weeks, food writer and  blogger Sasha Martin set out to cook—and eat—a meal from every country in the world. As  cooking unlocked the memories of her rough-and-tumble childhood and the loss and heartbreak  that came with it, Martin became more determined than ever to find peace and elevate her life  through the prism of food and world cultures.

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November: French Kids Eat Everything by Karen Le Billion
At once a memoir, a cookbook, a how-to-handbook, and a delightful exploration of how the french manage to feed children without endless battles and struggles with pickiness.

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51GVVdLlnWL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_December: The Best Food Writing of 2016 by Holly Hughes
The seventeenth edition of the classic food anthology that serves up “a menu of delicious food, colorful characters and tales of strange and wonderful food adventures”

December’s Book Club meeting will be in the form of a causal potluck dinner served on the 14th
Details coming soon, sign up here!