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Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love | Simran Sethi
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Award-winning journalist Simran Sethi explores the history and cultural importance of our most beloved tastes, paying homage to the ingredients that give us daily pleasure, while providing a thoughtful wake-up call to the homogenization that is threatening the diversity of our food supply. Food is one of the greatest pleasures of human life. Our response to sweet, salty, bitter, or sour is deeply personal, combining our individual biological characteristics, personal preferences, and emotional connections. Bread, Wine, Chocolate illuminates not only what it means to recognize the importance of the foods we love, but also what it means to lose them. Award-winning journalist Simran Sethi reveals how the foods we enjoy are endangered by genetic erosiona slow and steady loss of diversity in what we grow and eat. In America today, food often looks and tastes the same, whether at a San Francisco farmers market or at a Midwestern potluck. Shockingly, 95% of the worlds calories now come from only thirty species. Though supermarkets seem to be stocked with endless options, the differences between products are superficial, primarily in flavor and brand. Sethi draws on interviews with scientists, farmers, chefs, vintners, beer brewers, coffee roasters and others with firsthand knowledge of our food to reveal the multiple and interconnected reasons for this loss, and its consequences for our health, traditions, and culture. She travels to Ethiopian coffee forests, British yeast culture labs, and Ecuadoran cocoa plantations collecting fascinating stories that will inspire readers to eat more consciously and purposefully, better understand familiar and new foods, and learn what it takes to save the tastes that connect us with the world around us.
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This book took a while to get through but was full of information, antidotes, laughter and tears. More than anything, it was an eye-opener to the background of the foods I take for granted every day. Even if you need to skip the scientific information to get through it, this book is worth the read.

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#anditsaugust #drinksoncovers @RealLifeReading

For someone who claims to like drinking wine and reading books about food so much, I don't have very many books with drinks on the cover.

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Look at this #tastytreat from the lunch at the Bloggers' Day event at RWA!

Simona Looks beautiful and very delicious 😋 🤤😋🤤 2y
Debiw781 @Simona It was scrumptious! 2y
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🔔📚🔔 hey hey today's deal is a book I loved and gifted a bunch for Xmas last year. As a chocoholic I especially loved the section on chocolate and all the interesting information.

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New kitten alert 🚨. He's 8 weeks old and won't stay still to have his pic taken.

Graciouswarriorprincess He is so cute!! Precious!!😻 3y
Lcsmcat Adorable! 3y
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Nat_Reads So so cute!! 3y
Reviewsbylola 😍😍 3y
britt_brooke 😻😻😻 3y
DivineDiana Adorable! 3y
DGRachel 😻😻 3y
LouBeth So cute.😍😍 Does he have a name yet? 3y
mcipher I'm so jealous!!! He's adorable!! ❤️❤️ 3y
bitterbear @mcipher Me too! 3y
ValerieAndBooks So cute 😻! 3y
RowReads1 @LouBeth Rafferty probably. We also considered Rafe, Arlo and Winslow. 3y
Bookzombie So cute! 💕🐱 3y
SharonGoforth 😻😻 3y
shanebeth presh! 😽😻 3y
DebinHawaii Adorable!! 🐱❤️ 3y
kspenmoll Cutie!!! 😻 3y
Zelma Squeeee! 😻 3y
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This is an admittedly loose interpretation of #fruit. On my #TBR. #MayBookFlowers

saresmoore Wait, a loose interpretation? In that case, I'm not getting my allotted daily fruit servings! 😏🍷 3y
AmandaL 😂 @saresmoore (edited) 3y
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#aprilbookshowers #subtitles A great book about three of my favorites!

Daisey This looks fascinating! 3y
AmandaL I recently got this from the library! 3y
lynneamch Ooh. Good idea. I'll go have some. 😉 3y
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#lyricalapril #paradise

Not book related, but my paradise is in the Okanagan Valley in BC. We were there last June, and I fell in love. This photo was taken at the Moon Cruiser Winery in Osoyoos. As a wine lover, I was in my happy place!

Cinfhen UH.MAY.ZING💕💕 3y
JoeStalksBeck Be there in 5! 👏👏👏👏 3y
Melissa_J So pretty! 3y
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The real reason for the season: reading and cooking.

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Morning coffee & browsing at fave @TheBookmarkPR with beloved @WanderingBookaneer -- because we need to hold on to the good things 💙💙💙 #getindie

melbeautyandbooks The good things- books and each other! 😊❤️📚 3y
kspenmoll Nice stack; want to read dome of your choices. Sounds like something needed! 3y
becausetrains All of those look delicious in one way or another ☺️ (and in all the confusion I forgot to write my congressman! On my todo list!) 3y
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vivastory Every Heart a Doorway looks really good. 3y
Balibee146 Enjoy the good things together.....**ck Trump and his ilk 3y
deniselynn Adding Bread Wine Chocolate to my stack!! 3y
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...the more you know 🌈⭐️😏🍷

WanderingBookaneer @gibblr and I are feeling this tonight. 3y
ladyclassics I live by this! (As I'm drinking my third Wednesday glass ;) ) 3y
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Books_Wine_Repeat @ladyclassics My Wednesday celebrations were cut short (kids). Enjoy! 😏🍷 3y
ladyclassics I hope you get to make up for it! Any day is a good day for wine :) 3y
BibliophileMomma 😁👍🏼 3y
katedensen Advice to live by. 3y
Zelma We had four house guests over the past 2 weeks and the number on wine bottles in the garbage are impressive. I felt slightly embarrassed. But not really. 😂🍷🍷 3y
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Major cleaning and reorganization of bookshelves yesterday. I discovered books I'd forgotten. The shelves themselves are actually made from crayon stock boxes from the Crayola factory. We've never gotten rid of them because we can fit tall books in them, and they're easy to move and rearrange.

MrBook Love your shelves 😊👍🏻. 3y
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