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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: Our year of seasonal eating [Englisch] [Taschenbuch]

Barbara Kingsolver
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Kurzbeschreibung

3. April 2008
Barbara Kingsolver opens her home to us, as she and her family attempt a year of eating only local food, much of it from their own garden. With characteristic warmth, Kingsolver shows us how to put food back at the centre of the political and family agenda. "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" is part memoir, part journalistic investigation, and is full of original recipes.

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  • Taschenbuch: 370 Seiten
  • Verlag: Faber and Faber Ltd. (3. April 2008)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 0571233570
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571233571
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 2,1 x 12,6 x 19,7 cm
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 4.7 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (6 Kundenrezensionen)
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 37.034 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)

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Pressestimmen

“Charming, zestful, funny and poetic…a serious book about important problems.” (Washington Post Book World)

“Charming . . . Literary magic . . . If you love the narrative voice of Barbara Kingsolver, you will be thrilled.” (Houston Chronicle)

“ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, MIRACLE makes an important contribution to the chorus of voices calling for change.”” (Chicago Tribune)

“If you...buy...one book this summer, make it this one...As satisfying and complete as a down home supper.” (Tucson Citizen)

“Engaging…Absorbing…Lovely food writing…[Kingsolver] succeeds at adopting the warm tone of a confiding friend.” (Corby Kummer, New York Times Book Review)

“A lovely book. ” (Los Angeles Times)

“[Written] with passion and hope…This novelist paints a compelling big picture-broad and ambitious, with nary an extraneous stroke.” (Rocky Mountain News)

“Homespun, unassuming, informed, positive, inspiring. . . . Unstinting in its concerns about this imperiled planet.” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

“A profound, graceful, and literary work . . . Timeless. . . . It can change who you are.” (Rick Bass, Boston Globe)

“Classy and disarming, substantive and entertaining, earnest and funny....Kingsolver takes the genre to a new literary level.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review))

“Kingsolver elegantly chronicles a year of back-to-the-land living…Readers...will take heart and inspiration here.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Kingsolver beautifully describes this experience.” (More Magazine)

“Kingsolver dresses down the American food complex…These down-on-the-farm sections are inspiring and…compelling.” (Outside magazine)

“Faithful, funny, and thought-provoking...Readers-whether vegetarian or carnivore-will not go hungry, literally or literarily.” (BookPage)

“Equal parts folk wisdom and political activism . . . This family effort instructs as much as it entertains.” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

“Full…of zest and sometimes ribald humor… Reading this book will make you hungry.” (Raleigh News & Observer)

“Lessons learned in sustainability are worth feasting on-and taking to heart.” (Self)

“Every bit as transporting as-and more ecologically relevant than-any “Year In Provence”-style escapism...Earthy...informative....[and] englightened.” (Washington Post)

“Provocative . . . Kingsolver . . . evokes the sheer joy of producing one’s own food.” (People)

“An impassioned, sensual, smart and witty narrative…Kinsolver is a master at leavening a serious message with humor.” (St. Petersburg Times)

“Wry, insightful and inspiring to anyone who yearns to work with the earth.” (Chicago Tribune (on the audiobook))

“Kingsolver…adds enough texture and zest to stir wistful yearnings in all of us...[A] vicarious taste of domesticity.” (Christian Science Monitor)

“A terrific effort. The delight for readers…is the chance to experience the rediscovery of community through food.” (The Oregonian (Portland))

“Kingsolver, who writes evocatively about our connection to place, does so here with characteristic glowing prose. She provides the rapture.” (Miami Herald)

“If you’re interested in learning more about healthful eating, you’ll want to read…ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, MIRACLE.” (Charlotte Observer)

“Loaded with terrific information about everything from growth hormones to farm subsidies.” (Entertainment Weekly)

“Kingsolver carries us along in her distinct and breezy prose.” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

“I defy anyone to read this book and walk away from it without gaining at least the desire to change.” (Bookreporter.com)

“Charming...and persuasive...Each season-and chapter-unfolds with a natural rhythm and mouth-watering appeal.” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

“Anyone who read and appreciated THE OMNIVORE’S DILEMMA by Michael Pollan will want to read Barbara Kingsolver’s book.” (Roanoke Times)

“[This] is a book that, without being preachy, makes a solid case for eating locally instead of globally.” (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

“Highly digestible…Engaging.” (Ellen Goodman, Boston Globe)

“Other notable writers have addressed this topic, but Kingsolver claims it as her own....Self-deprecating instead of self-righteous.” (Charlotte Observer)

“Delectable . . . steeped in elegant prose and seasoned with smart morsels about the food industry.” (Chicago Tribune)

“[Kingsolver is] a master storyteller, and even those who’ve heard this tale before will be captivated.” (Daily News)

“ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, MIRACLE is a chronicle of food feats…I’m inclined to agree with most points Kingsolver makes.” (Chicago Sun-Times) -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Gebundene Ausgabe .

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Barbara Kingsolver opens her home to us, as she and her family attempt a year of eating only local food, much of it from their own garden. With characteristic warmth, Kingsolver shows us how to put food back at the centre of the political and family agenda. "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" is part memoir, part journalistic investigation, and is full of original recipes.

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Local is possible 22. Juni 2007
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
What a delightful book this is! It is about food, of course, but also about much more. Kingsolver very skilfully combines an entertaining memoir of her family's year of living on local provisions, mostly home grown on their farm in southern Appalachia, with humorous and serious reflections on rural life, the food industry, the environment, health and local farmers' economics. Given her science background and success as a fiction writer, she is best placed to captivate her audiences.

Roughly following a monthly rhythm, we learn what crops to plant and when, how to mix and match what grows best together in the fields and how to deal with the vegetable abundance at one time or another. She shares the ups and downs of yearlong fieldwork in a personal and charming way that even non-gardeners will enjoy the walk. There are birds to observe, chickens to raise and Bourbon Red heritage turkeys to nurture without being adopted as the mother hen. Kingsolver and her family literally dig in to realize the growing plans they had made to ensure feeding themselves throughout the year. The periods of abundance when canning and drying and other methods of preservation become essential, are followed by less rich harvest when they have to rely on the pantry and eat what they have saved. For one month the kitchen may be covered in red: it's tomato season, another one in green when the surplus of zucchini results in experimenting with daily new recipes. Daughter Camille brings to book and the table a delightful range of easy to follow recipes that celebrate the fresh produce from their garden and fields. She also adds her own personal touch with reflections of a young person experience on family life on a farm.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Choose Food to Enhance Life 3. Januar 2008
Von Donald Mitchell TOP 500 REZENSENT
Format:Audio CD
If you read only one book about food in 2008, I suggest you make it this one.

Barbara Kingsolver, her husband, Steven Hopp, and her daughter, Camille, present selecting, growing, producing, harvesting, storing, preparing, sharing, and eating food as a way to enhance their own lives and those of others. It's a life-affirming approach that I found quite intriguing.

Let me give you a few examples. Ms. Kingsolver decided it would be interesting to breed turkeys as well as raise them. Now, this isn't done very often. Turkeys don't have the necessary equipment and habits to be very good at mating and raising their young so most growers use artificial insemination and incubators. The result is a fascinating story of discovery about turkeys and herself.

Her family also decided to almost totally limit themselves to the food they could produce or purchase as locally grown (within about 250 miles) for a year. So you don't eat strawberries in January with that approach unless you freeze some from the summer, have a greenhouse, or live in southern California. This family lives in Virginia so the options are heavily constricted by the limited growing season. As a result, you'll find lots of recipes in the book to use the seasonal bounties of foods that are easy to grow in quantity like zucchini and tomatoes.

The book is also informative about food and how it is produced. I realized that I knew many of these things because my dad grew up on a farm and my mom on a ranch. They also grew a lot of our food when we were growing up. But I'm sure my children have no idea about these things. Ms. Kingsolver does a great service by transmitting this increasingly scarce and important information to another generation.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Choose Food to Enhance Life 3. Januar 2008
Von Donald Mitchell TOP 500 REZENSENT
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
If you read only one book about food in 2008, I suggest you make it this one.

Barbara Kingsolver, her husband, Steven Hopp, and her daughter, Camille, present selecting, growing, producing, harvesting, storing, preparing, sharing, and eating food as a way to enhance their own lives and those of others. It's a life-affirming approach that I found quite intriguing.

Let me give you a few examples. Ms. Kingsolver decided it would be interesting to breed turkeys as well as raise them. Now, this isn't done very often. Turkeys don't have the necessary equipment and habits to be very good at mating and raising their young so most growers use artificial insemination and incubators. The result is a fascinating story of discovery about turkeys and herself.

Her family also decided to almost totally limit themselves to the food they could produce or purchase as locally grown (within about 250 miles) for a year. So you don't eat strawberries in January with that approach unless you freeze some from the summer, have a greenhouse, or live in southern California. This family lives in Virginia so the options are heavily constricted by the limited growing season. As a result, you'll find lots of recipes in the book to use the seasonal bounties of foods that are easy to grow in quantity like zucchini and tomatoes.

The book is also informative about food and how it is produced. I realized that I knew many of these things because my dad grew up on a farm and my mom on a ranch. They also grew a lot of our food when we were growing up. But I'm sure my children have no idea about these things. Ms. Kingsolver does a great service by transmitting this increasingly scarce and important information to another generation.
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