Foodshed by dee Hobsbawn-Smith
An Edible Alberta Alphabet

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Foodshed is a rich encyclopedia of facts, farm-gate lore and original recipes.
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In this intimate guide to Alberta's sustainable food scene, writer, poet, professional chef, and food advocate Dee Hobsbawn-Smith profiles more than seventy-five of the province's growers and producers. Learn the A to Z's of each producer, from Asparagus growers to Zizania cultivators, and enjoy the twenty-six original recipes, one for each type of produce.



The book also examines the ground that farmers stand on: government involvement, sustainability and the environment, animal welfare, farm labour, and organizations from Slow Food to the grassroots Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) movement.



An (agri)cultural examination of modern farming that offers a clear look at current government policies and sustainable growers' best practices, Foodshed sets forth some of the issues that modern farmers face, as seen by the growers themselves.

 

About dee Hobsbawn-Smith

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Dee Hobsbawn-Smith is a poet, writer, chef, educator, and advocate. Between 1992 and 1994, she was chef and co-owner of Foodsmith, a Calgary restaurant that featured locally raised ingredients on a menu that changed daily. For eight years, Dee wrote a column for the Calgary Herald called “The Curious Cook.” She also hosted an annual farm tour for the City Palate for twelve years. These experiences provided her with ample opportunity to visit growers in their fields. Foodshed is her fifth book; she is currently working on a poetry manuscript and a short story collection. She lives west of Saskatoon with her partner and their pets.
 
Published April 3, 2012 by Touchwood Editions. 290 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Travel, Cooking, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Patricia Dawn Robertson on Apr 08 2012

Foodshed is a rich encyclopedia of facts, farm-gate lore and original recipes.

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