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Farm City by Novella Carpenter
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May 25, 10

Read in May, 2010

This book came across my desk at the office and I'm so glad that it did! I burned through this book in a couple of nights. I am absolutely fascinated with Novella's approach to farming. Her writing is quick, witty and personable. I would say that she writes like you are speaking with her over a cup of coffee--except that I don't know if I'm tough enough to roll with her.
In fact, my favorite part of the book is when she has to summon the courage to ask the chef to help her learn how to cure her pork. I was so grateful to see a vulnerable side of her. Her outlook on urban agriculture is independent, fresh, and completely designed by her own beliefs--rather than what may be "the latest trend".
I whole-heartedly recommend this book to any foodie. If you loved Omnivore's Dilemma you've GOT to read this book. It is completely different, but in a good way. This book has made me think a lot about my own personal association with farm animals. I think that it will stay with me for a long time.
I. am. a. fan.
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