New at the Library

By Jessica Bowman, Adult Services Manager, Latah County Library District

Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World
Paul Shapiro

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“An intriguing argument from an animal rights perspective for developing an economy of cultured, lab-born meat. Shapiro, a vice president at the Humane Society, observes at the outset that the seemingly science-fiction-y thing he calls "clean meat" is a reality. . . Shapiro serves up portraits of a rapidly developing technology.”

    -Kirkus Reviews

The Foodscape Revolution: Finding a Better Way to Make Space for Food and Beauty in Your Garden
Brie Arthur


“Once upon a time, veggie gardens lived in the backyard, isolated from the rest of the landscape. That's so yesterday! Welcome to a whole new world of food gardening—right up front, sharing space with your ornamental plants for year-round, knockout beauty and a way that even homeowners associations (HOAs) would approve.”

    -From the Publisher

The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats
Daniel Stone

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“In his entertaining first book, journalist Stone follows the unsung botanical hero who brought to America, from around the world, many of the foods that would become culinary favorites as well as others that landed with a thud. As the nineteenth century turned into the twentieth, botanist David Fairchild circled the globe several times, searching for new varieties of food to supplement the predictable American diet. Financed in part by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, then in its infancy, and in part by eccentric millionaire Barbour Lathrop, who enjoyed having Fairchild as a traveling companion, the botanist brought back cherry trees to plant in Washington, D.C., avocados and dates to grow in California, and a variety of citrus fruits to Florida. He also introduced kale and quinoa, which took a few decades to catch on. While Stone may be a bit too dismissive of the various insect pests possibly introduced along with these foreign plants, he captures the flavor of an adventurous age, using Fairchild's voluminous writings to launch vivid descriptions of his travels.”