Primal Blueprint, Robb Wolf.
I was eyeing The Paleo Diet Cookbook (which has not been released as of yet). But do I really need this? I know how to cook paleo/primal pretty well by now. Meat, Veg, and good fats are pretty easy to follow.
I really have a thirst for good reads so please share yours.
ETA: Has anyone read or seen the Food Inc. material?? I'm a little hesitant to check that out.
Paul Shepard's Coming Home to the Pleistocene. It's about a lot more than diet; from Amazon.com:
Paul Shepard was one of the most profound and original thinkers of our time. Seminal works like The Tender Carnivore and the Sacred Game, Thinking Animals, and Nature and Madness introduced readers to new and provocative ideas about humanity and its relationship to the natural world. Throughout his long and distinguished career, Paul Shepard returned repeatedly to his guiding theme, the central tenet of his thought: that our essential human nature is a product of our genetic heritage, formed through thousands of years of evolution during the Pleistocene epoch, and that the current subversion of that Pleistocene heritage lies at the heart of today's ecological and social ills.
Coming Home to the Pleistocene provides the fullest explanation of that theme. Completed just before his death in the summer of 1996, it represents the culmination of Paul Shepard's life work and constitutes the clearest, most accessible expression of his ideas. Coming Home to the Pleistocene pulls together the threads of his vision, considers new research and thinking that expands his own ideas, and integrates material within a new matrix of scientific thought that both enriches his original insights and allows them to be considered in a broader context of current intellectual controversies. In addition, the book explicitly addresses the fundamental question raised by Paul Shepard's work: What can we do to recreate a life more in tune with our genetic roots? In this book, Paul Shepard presents concrete suggestions for fostering the kinds of ecological settings and cultural practices that are optimal for human health and well-being.
Early on I read Nora Gedgaudus' book Primal Mind Primal Body and i really dug it. She has been quite for some time now and you dont hear much about her but its an easy read. Its nice also to read somethin glike this from a woman.
James A. Swan's In Defense of Hunting. Dr. Swan says that hunting is an elemental part of our nature. This is a fascinating book, and goes to the very nature of what it means to be human.
Also see this question.
I thought The Vegetarian Myth by Lierre Keith was a really good read. It's both very personal/emotional and covers history/agriculture in a big sweep. Her abilty to write good eloquent prose is amazing.
I'm just starting Catching Fire: How Cooking Made us Human by Richard Wrangham. I also just got Primal Blueprint and Robb Wolf's new book. Oh, and the new Uffe Ravskenov book too.
Gosh, I need to get cracking!
Here's a good one: http://www.amazon.com/Bones-Recipes-History-Jennifer-Mclagan/dp/0060585374/
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