Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Book Review: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle : A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver

Mar 12, 2012

Book Review: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle : A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver

Description from Goodreads:
Author Barbara Kingsolver and her family abandoned the industrial-food pipeline to live a rural life—vowing that, for one year, they'd only buy food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it. Part memoir, part journalistic investigation, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle is an enthralling narrative that will open your eyes in a hundred new ways to an old truth: You are what you eat.

My Thoughts:
This book is very interesting. I learned so much about food, how to raise it and living a mostly self sustaining lifestyle. This is a great life that alot of us would love to live, and it's cool to read the process written out in great detail. I could just taste and smell the wonderful, fresh food as I was reading about it. I am a sucker for any fruits or veggies especially if they are garden fresh or canned homemade. Kingsolver writes in detail that makes you feel as if you were there right along side of her wishing you had access to these awesome foods. I will be keeping this book because there are some great recipes in it that I can't wait to try this summer!!

I rated this book 3.5 out of 5 stars. The reason it didn't get a full 5 stars? Some chapters had entirely too much rambling info. I did skim over quite a few parts here and there just to get back to the story. This book also took me 3 weeks to read, which means, it didn't hold my attention quite enough to want to finish fast. It was overall a great read though and packed full of lots of great info!


1 comment:

  1. I have embarked on a health journey and take Juice Plus...whole food nutrition in capsulated form. I get over 30 wide variety of fruits, veggies, berries DAILY. I also have a Tower Garden, hydroponic garden. I think you would love growing your own produce this way as well. check it out


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