FoodWISE is a personalized tour through our entire food system, from farm to plate, reviewing up-to-date, sometimes surprising scientific insights into popular diets and how we make our decisions about what to eat, together with a look at farmers and community groups trying to do the right thing with food. The book is designed precisely for those who are frustrated with the incomplete and confusing picture they get from the flood of diet information and books. FoodWISE gives us a WISE view of procuring, cooking, and eating food: Whole, Informed, Sustainable, and Experienced. It makes weighty nutritional, farming, and environmental problems accessible, understandable, and hopeful. Divided into four parts (our shared world of food, our personal world of food, FoodWISE experience, and FoodWISE recipes), and in a light tone, writer Gigi Berardi makes the case for personal experience in every step from backyard gardening to cooking family dinners. Unusual in its depth and breadth, and offering seemingly counterintuitive lessons that challenge us to reassess many food beliefs, FoodWISE is one part memoir, one part research science, and one part empowerment to revolutionize the way we think about food choices.
01/23/2020FoodWISE gets four awards!
Living Now, silver, Specialty Cookbook
Royal Dragonfly, first place Food Writing, first place Health/Diet/Nutrition
Independent Author's Network, finalist