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SHED Book Group: Hippie Food

Join other readers, SHED customers, and staff for the SHED Book Group, where we’ll tackle the history, philosophy, and politics of food with works by some of our favorite authors. This month we’ll discuss Hippie Food: How Back-to-the-Landers, Longhairs, and Revolutionaries Changed the Way We Eat by Jonathan Kauffman.

Food writer Jonathan Kauffman journeys back more than half a century—to the 1960s and 1970s—to tell the story of how a coterie of longhairs, revolutionaries, and back-to-the-landers embraced an alternative lifestyle that would ultimately change how modern Americans eat. The impeccably researched book is an enlightening narrative that traces the colorful origins of once unconventional foods — think sprouts, tofu, yogurt, brown rice, and whole-grain bread— and the diverse fringe movements, charismatic gurus, and counterculture elements that brought them to the mainstream to create a distinctly American cuisine.

Come having read the book and bring your questions. This month’s book group will also feature a potluck. Try your hand at a hippie food-inspired dish and bring it to share!



Jul 18, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM


Healdsburg SHED
25 North Street, Healdsburg, CA, United States

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