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SHED Book Group: Hippie Food

Meet with other readers and SHED customers and staff for the SHED Food Lover’s Book Group, where we’ll tackle the history, philosophy, and politics of food with works by some of our favorite authors. We’ll share our passion for eating, cooking, and reading in a discussion group. This month we’ll discuss Hippie Food: How Back-to-the-Landers, Longhairs, and Revolutionaries Changed the Way We Eat by Jonathan Kauffman.

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. 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. A slick mix of gonzo playfulness, evocative detail, skillful pacing, and elegant writing, Hippie Food is a lively, engaging, and informative read that deepens our understanding of our culture and our lives today.

Come having read the book and bring your questions. Bring up a drink or a snack from SHED’s fermentation bar and join us in a discussion perfect for farmers, cooks, environmentalists- anyone who is interested in the future of food.



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