Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

Author: 
Barbara Kingsolver, with Steven L. Hopp and Camille Kingsolver
This book is a hybrid of humorous memoir and green living guidebook with a few recipes thrown in. Kingsolver's family of four pledged to live for one year eating only seasonal, local foods. What their small farm couldn't produce was bought from the closest sources with the least amount of processing involved. Kingsolver's accounts of their surprises and challenges are both charming and occasionally hilarious. Her husband, Steven L. Hopp, adds thought-provoking scientific data about agricultural oil consumption and other issues relevant to organic and local, versus conventional and imported. Their 19-year old daughter, Camille, weighs in with a collection of her own recipes and a young person's perspective. It's an entertaining and practical guide to making significant changes in our buying habits.