The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved: Inside America's Underground Food Movements

The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved: Inside America's Underground Food Movements

by Sandor Ellix Katz

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An instant classic for a new generation of monkey-wrenching food activists. Food in America is cheap and abundant, yet the vast majority of it is diminished in terms of flavor and nutrition, anonymous and mysterious after being shipped thousands of miles and passing through inscrutable supply chains, and controlled by multinational corporations. In our system of globalized food commodities, convenience replaces quality and a connection to the source of our food. Most of us know almost nothing about how our food is grown or produced, where it comes from, and what health value it really has. It is food as pure corporate commodity. We all deserve much better than that.

In The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved, author Sandor Ellix Katz (Wild Fermentation, Chelsea Green 2003) profiles grassroots activists who are taking on Big Food, creating meaningful alternatives, and challenging the way many Americans think about food. From community-supported local farmers, community gardeners, and seed saving activists, to underground distribution networks of contraband foods and food resources rescued from the waste stream, this book shows how ordinary people can resist the dominant system, revive community-based food production, and take direct responsibility for their own health and nutrition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781603580175
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Publication date: 11/15/2006
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Sandor Ellix Katz is a fermentation revivalist. A self-taught experimentalist who lives in rural Tennessee, his explorations in fermentation developed out of overlapping interests in cooking, nutrition, and gardening. This book, originally published in 2003, along with his The Art of Fermentation (2012) and the hundreds of fermentation workshops he has taught around the world, have helped to catalyze a broad revival of the fermentation arts. Newsweek called Wild Fermentation "the fermenting Bible," and The New York Times calls Sandor “one of the unlikely rock stars of the American food scene.” For more information, check out his website 

Table of Contents

Recipe list
1. Local and seasonal food versus constant convenience consumerism
2. Seed saving as a political act
3. Holding our ground : land and labor struggles
4. Slow food for cultural survival
5. The raw underground
6. Food and healing (or, Beware the neutraceutical)
7. Plant prohibitions : laws against nature
8. Vegetarian ethics and humane meat
9. Feral foragers : scavenging and recycling food resources
10. Water : source of all life
Epilogue : Bringing food back to Earth

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The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved: Inside America's Underground Food Movements 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
quantumbutterfly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Amazing book. Katz touches on several food related issues: genetic modification, loss of family farms, raw foods, water, and eating wild. Each chapter focuses on one issue, giving its history, people working for or against causes, personal examples, and my favorite: RECIPES!If you have any concerns about the food you put in your body, you must read this book.
ngregoricus on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book has many interesting facts. It is a socialistic perspective of our food system with the respect of producer/consumer.
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