Weekend Cooking — Book Club Announcement
I read lots of book blogs, of course, but also a handful of blogs by dietitians. So, I’m thrilled that I can help spread the word among book bloggers and their readers about a new book club starting at Around the Plate, one of my favorite nutrition blogs. See the introductory post for details: Our First Book Club Read Is….
I love the first selection: The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth by Jonny Bowden, a book I’ve read and have many questions that I hope the nutritionists in the group will be able to answer. It informed a lot of the way that I eat today, much of it corroborated by other books I’ve read. But there are also suggestions in the book that I follow but have seen dissenting information in other books. And, there are other pronouncements from the book that I was unwilling to follow and have been supported in those decisions by other sources. More than any nutrition book I’ve read (and there have been a lot), this book has caused me to question both its conclusions and the advice in all of the others. All of which makes it an excellent candidate for discussion.
It looks like it will be a live discussion format on September 29, so there is plenty of time to read the book. As I recall it’s a big fat volume, but nicely laid out with lots of white space. There will be pages and sections that you can easily skim if you know, for example, that it doesn’t matter how healthy beets are, no one in your house is going to eat them.
This is my late and short Weekend Cooking post. Be sure to visit Beth Fish Reads for more posts on what bloggers are cooking up this weekend, Weekend Cooking: Review: Desserts from the Famous Loveless Cafe by Alisa Huntsman.
I am so happy to learn of this new book club. I read alot of nutrition, and food related non-fiction. Can’t wait to check this out, thanks!
Thanks for spreading the word about the book club. I don’t think I’ll have time this go-round but will consider it another time if they do another book.
Sounds like an interesting book to discuss. I’m not sure I want people to tell me what the healthiest foods are. It sounds rather patronizing.
Have fun with the discussion, though.
Thanks for the great shout out! I am really excited to review this book and looking forward to the great discussion as well. I hope to see you there!
Sounds interesting. I will explore further, although I may not take part this time.
I’m not sure that I’ll join the book club, but I’d still like to read the book. I really like the fact that all of the foods pictured on the cover are foods that I love.
Great idea for a book club. I’ve read a couple other books by Jonny Bowden (Low Carb) and I know she’s good. I’m not sure I’ll have time for the book club this go-around but I’m going to check it out.
A virtual book club? What an interesting idea. I am going to see if I can get the book. Thanks, Joy!
thanks for posting over at Life @ Number 8. I am really curious what this means ‘our CSA box’
It is always good to hear/read about books that will help improved how we eat…
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CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It’s a way to subscribe to a farm. We pay them up front in the early spring (when they need the money to buy seeds, repair equipment, and all). In return, we get a box of produce every week during the growing season. I suppose this is available in Australia but maybe not called the same thing?