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Here's a listing of the books that have appeared in the "What we're reading section on the home page.

Real Food, What to Eat and Why by Nina Planck

Nina Planck grew up in Virginia selling vegetables at farmers' markets and later created the first farmers' markets in London, and ran the Greenmarkets in New York. Now she's written a fabulous book that rebuts a multitude of dietary fads and calls for a return to old-fashioned foods. She says that our bodies are suffering more from how foods are grown and processed than by any of the supposed culprits like dairy and meat. And she backs it all up with solid research. A great read, and an important companion to Michael Pollan's books Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food.

Fish Forever  by Paul Johnson

If you love seafood but worry about overfishing and contaminants, Fish Forever is an indespensible resource. Johnson provides in-depth guidance on 70 different fish and shellfish, pinpointing today's least-endangered, least-contaminated, best-tasting species. He gives tips on selecting the best seafood, and tops it all off by providing one or more delicious recipes for each fish. The recipes are so good the book won the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) Cookbook of the Year award. Here are a few of the recipes:

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