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.
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.