Switch to Desktop Site

13 books about food for summer reading

This list of summer reads compiled by Food Tank serves as a useful guide to resources that illustrate the challenges surrounding food and offer solutions from all walks of life – from home cooks, urban homesteaders, and farmers, to activists and journalists.

Food Tank is a food think-tank that works to correct the current food system by providing environmentally sustainable solutions to obesity, poverty, and hunger.

By Danielle Nierenberg and Ellen Gustafson, Food Tank


Cooked, by Michael Pollan
480 pp.

About these ads
1 of 13

1. Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation

Michael Pollan takes back the “single most important thing [to] do as a family to improve our health and well-being”: cooking. A poetic exploration of the beauty and simplicity of preparing food, this book will help readers get off the couch and into the kitchen.


1 of 13