Thursday, April 10, 2008

A Localtarian's Library: "A Life Unburdened" by Richard Morris and "The Compassionate Carnivore" by Catherine Friend

Some book suggestions from the latest Edible Chesapeake newsletter:

A Life Unburdened by Richard Morris
"In A Life Unburdened, Richard Morris writes about 'getting over weight and getting on with my life.' The twist is that he shed more than 150 pounds by reevaluating his (and society's) relationship with food, returning to the unprocessed foods of his childhood, and embracing foods grown locally using the methods that have sustained healthy human populations throughout history. Morris stays away from preachiness in sharing his real-life success story, which is inspiring in part because it truly can be repeated by just about anyone in manageable, incremental steps."

"The Compassionate Carnivore by Catherine Friend is a funny-because-it's-true look at what it takes to get factory-farmed meats off the table and replace them with humanely raised meats that have lived healthy lives and make healthy food. Friend finds this a challenge even though she has moved to a farm to raise lamb for meat. She speaks to those of us who live in urban areas as well as those who live in proximity to farms."


Anonymous said...

Well! Cool blog, which I will now add to my favourites because it is too late for me to give it my full attention. I think your efforts are worthwhile. I occasionally google my own name to see what comes up and this time it was.... YOU!
Melanie Lytle
Canadian living in Vancouver BC and Washington State

Melanie Lytle said...

Another Melanie Lytle!!! I always do the same - never want to be caught off guard just in case one of the other Melanie Lytle's in the world turns out to be a raving lunatic or a child abductor or something. Too many potential employers (and friends!) checking out google these days! =)

Thanks for commenting! I hope you enjoy poking around.

Melanie Lytle (the San Diego one)

Anonymous said...

Hi Melanie - we are carrying a "excerpt" in our Summer issue (June) from "The Compassionate Carnivore"