[PDF / Epub] ✩ Hippie Food: How Back-to-the-Landers, Longhairs, and Revolutionaries Changed the Way We Eat ☉ Jonathan Kauffman – 9facts.co.uk


Hippie Food: How Back-to-the-Landers, Longhairs, and Revolutionaries Changed the Way We Eat Wow This was an extremely informative and utterly fascinating read on the conception of hippie food Divided into chapters that included the birth of macrobiotic philosophy, organic farming, health food restaurants Moosewood, to food Co ops, this book explored the how, when, why, and where of all things hippie I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Hippie Food is rigorously researched and entertainingly written, but falls short significantly in recognizing the contributions of non whites in the popularization of brown rice and macrobiotics, vegetarianism and tofu.Author Jonathan Kauffman notes in the introduction of the book One of the uncomfortable, even painful, inadequacies of this movement, which became clear to me with each new chapter I researched, was how white it was.Over and over again, counterculture publications would ask W Hippie Food is rigorously researched and entertainingly written, but falls short significantly in recognizing the contributions of non whites in the popularization of brown rice and macrobiotics, vegetarianism and tofu.Author Jonathan Kauffman notes in the introduction of the book One of the uncomfortable, even painful, inadequacies of this movement, which became clear to me with each new chapter I researched, was how white it was.Over and over again, counterculture publications would ask Why aren t we reaching nonwhite audiences Many groups would make a cursory appeal and give up, or settle for one or two token members I would argue, to some extent, Hippie Food has ended up in the same boat It recognizes and perpetuates the problem in one book It points to the fact that the United States was 87 percent white in 1970, according to US Census data, as if to explain the lack of non white representation Statistical insignificance is historical insignificance, apparently Disappointing This is the book I ve wanted to read for years on the food revolutions of the late 60s and the 70s, and how they gradually shifted the whole US food scene Kaufman interviewed the aging flower children and farmers and restaurateurs who were there, he s funny, and he managed to make an organized and entertaining book out of a baggy monster of material. Reading Hippie Food was fascinating it revealed the history of so many of the food traditions that I have cherished for decades The histories go back to the late 19th century when earlier proponents of eating healthier food challenged the increasing control of industry over the foods that people ate He covers a lot of territory health and fitness aficionados who opened restaurants, how baking bread esp brown bread and providing free food was a revolutionary act the rise of brown rice Reading Hippie Food was fascinating it revealed the history of so many of the food traditions that I have cherished for decades The histories go back to the late 19th century when earlier proponents of eating healthier food challenged the increasing control of industry over the foods that people ate He covers a lot of territory health and fitness aficionados who opened restaurants, how baking bread esp brown bread and providing free food was a revolutionary act the rise of brown rice and how that really changed the way people thought about food communes and food co ops, and how these things all form the foundation of the new hippie food we all eat today.Kauffman skillfully weaves the links of the interconnections of the stories in a way that flows naturally and is exciting to read He s got a great sense of humor as well with sly digs at some dietary experimenters incomplete, at best, knowledge of nutrition.People were creative, passionate and dedicated to changing the world through the way they eat and did the best they could to share their experiences and knowledge with everyone around them To be honest reading this book, I feel like I discovered the lost history of my people I want to get this book for so many people I know I recommend it to everyone And you may ask yourself, well, how did I get here Talking Heads.This book, which I won from a goodreads giveaway explains how we in the USA, which is its focus got from a place of canned foods, casseroles and processed meats to a place where you can buy organic greens and tofu in Wal Mart and you can usePrime for discounts at Whole Foods It doesn t tell you how you should eat see Michael Pollen for that, he does a fine job but just tells the story of the misfits, hippies, healt And you may ask yourself, well, how did I get here Talking Heads.This book, which I won from a goodreads giveaway explains how we in the USA, which is its focus got from a place of canned foods, casseroles and processed meats to a place where you can buy organic greens and tofu in Wal Mart and you can usePrime for discounts at Whole Foods It doesn t tell you how you should eat see Michael Pollen for that, he does a fine job but just tells the story of the misfits, hippies, health junkies, anarchists, body builders, Seventh Day Adventists and others who made it possible to eat real food, strange food and real strange food anywhere in the land of the free Great I was there My boyfriend at the time pulled me into the basement Erewhon on Newbury St and stated we were on a bad eating trip I was young and must have looked stupid as Root gave me a long lecture on how to cook brown rice I had all of these cookbooks at one time I don t have an obsessive personality, so I used a part of each and still do To me the best part of that movement was back to the land , where I went and stayed with all my gardens We were so altruistic weren t we Am I g Great I was there My boyfriend at the time pulled me into the basement Erewhon on Newbury St and stated we were on a bad eating trip I was young and must have looked stupid as Root gave me a long lecture on how to cook brown rice I had all of these cookbooks at one time I don t have an obsessive personality, so I used a part of each and still do To me the best part of that movement was back to the land , where I went and stayed with all my gardens We were so altruistic weren t we Am I glad the supermarkets now have little plastic containers of yogurt and organic vegetables because of our drive for a better world I guess Kauffman does a great job with his research It was interesting to hear the California back story What I say is, eat good food not necessarily exotic Thank you Johnathan Kauffman for thememories James Beard Award NomineeAn Enlightening Narrative History An Entertaining Fusion Of Tom Wolfe And Michael Pollan That Traces The Colorful Origins Of Once Unconventional Foods And The Diverse Fringe Movements, Charismatic Gurus, And Counterculture Elements That Brought Them To The Mainstream And Created A Distinctly American CuisineFood Writer Jonathan Kauffman Journeys Back Than Half A Century To The S And S To Tell The Story Of How A Coterie Of Unusual Men And Women Embraced An Alternative Lifestyle That Would Ultimately Change How Modern Americans Eat Impeccably Researched, Hippie Food Chronicles How The Longhairs, Revolutionaries, And Back To The Landers Rejected The Square Establishment Of President Richard Nixon S America And Turned To A Idealistic And Wholesome Communal Way Of Life And FoodFrom The Mystical Rock And Roll Cult Known As The Source Family And Its Legendary Vegetarian Restaurant In Hollywood To The Diggers Brown Bread In The Summer Of Love To The Rise Of The Co Op And The Origins Of The Organic Food Craze, Kauffman Reveals How Today S Quotidian Whole Foods Staples Including Sprouts, Tofu, Yogurt, Brown Rice, And Whole Grain Bread Were Introduced And Eventually Became Part Of Our Diets From Coast To Coast, Through Oregon, Texas, Tennessee, Minnesota, Michigan, Massachusetts, And Vermont, Kauffman Tracks Hippie Food S Journey From Niche Oddity To A Cuisine That Hit Every Corner Of This CountryA 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 Free ↠ Gender in Psychoanalytic Space By Muriel Dimen – 9facts.co.uk Charismatic Gurus [[ Download ]] ➵ Insight and 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9facts.co.uk Hippie Food Is A Lively [Reading] ➶ Mark of the Lion ➽ Kenneth Sandford – 9facts.co.uk Engaging [Ebook] DK Pocket Eyewitness Insects By DK Publishing – 9facts.co.uk And Informative Read That Deepens Our Understanding Of Our Culture And Our Lives Today 3.5 starsLibrary Audiobook reader okay, sometimes had asarcastic tone than I liked.This was pretty interesting because I was one of those hippies who still eats natural foods and indeed made a career working with food in various ways.What a flashback.My original gateway was macrobiotics so that section was like a serious flashback of time, place and people I got involved in macrobiotics via an ex husband We spent some time in Boston going to Michio s lectures, I still recall Michio say 3.5 starsLibrary Audiobook reader okay, sometimes had asarcastic tone than I liked.This was pretty interesting because I was one of those hippies who still eats natural foods and indeed made a career working with food in various ways.What a flashback.My original gateway was macrobiotics so that section was like a serious flashback of time, place and people I got involved in macrobiotics via an ex husband We spent some time in Boston going to Michio s lectures, I still recall Michio saying watch you will see in 15 years there will be brown rice, tofu and miso in the grocery stores, and he was right I went on out to Hollywood during the Manson trial what a scene, the city was totally freaked out to study with Aveline Hollywood mansion, fifty people group house, very regimented, very organized.I had to laugh at the description of binging I recall being pregnant and having serious cravings for vanilla milkshakes, walking into a soda fountain lunch counter one day to sneak one and there were 3 housemates chowing on spaghetti with tomato sauce From there I went up to San Francisco where I studied with Herman and Cornelia Ahara Macrobiotics was interesting, the food good if you were not obsessive but the rigid patriarchal view point and blaming the woman really wore thin The combination of Japanese and Catholic guilt was not a happy one for me though it left me with a lifelong love of Japanese food and film I left my husband and also broadened out to include a wider view of good food It lead to me relocate and start a lifelong career in cooperatives and teaching healthy cooking and good food.The author does a good job of describing the arc of health foods and diets from early in the century to today The interesting thing to me is how some foods have become mainstream The success of some of those early companies has led to corporate food buying out many once independent businesses Holding firm on definitions of what is organic is nowimportant than ever as huge companies seek to increase their profits Also excessive packaging and convenience has becomecommon.As an old hippie I just don t trust the motives.https foodrevolution.org blog organhttps www.organicconsumers.org campAlso there is still a issue of class and race divide in access to affordable good food It s still often seen as the province of the affluent and once there is an interest in a food the prices shoot up Avocado toast with a side of kale salad for 15 anyone Though a bit outside of the historical scope it would have been interesting if the author had spent sometime on this aspect I have been a self taught cook since the age of 12 Two of the cookbooks that were important to me as a young cook were early 1980s editions of hippie cookbooks, The New Laurel s Kitchen and Whole Foods for the Whole Family Before I ever baked a fluffy loaf of challah I struggled with a sticky loaf of whole wheat bread from Laurel s bread chapter So when I came across Hippie Food I was eager to read how those dense, earnest foods came to be Hippie Food delivers, with rambling chapters about c I have been a self taught cook since the age of 12 Two of the cookbooks that were important to me as a young cook were early 1980s editions of hippie cookbooks, The New Laurel s Kitchen and Whole Foods for the Whole Family Before I ever baked a fluffy loaf of challah I struggled with a sticky loaf of whole wheat bread from Laurel s bread chapter So when I came across Hippie Food I was eager to read how those dense, earnest foods came to be Hippie Food delivers, with rambling chapters about co ops, back to the land farms, tofu, and macrobiotic foods I had always wondered what that was I heartily recommend it to anyone who has an enthusiasm for slightly out of the mainstream health foods and history I met my husband to be just before Earth Day at a food coop organizational meeting with the students and the American Friends Service Committee at Caltech The book s story parallels our experiences with natural food, the back to the land movement and cooperative, democratic organizations I still cook whole grains and buy organic foods My son s first job while in high school was at a worker owned and run natural food store It was a nostalgia trip reading about our contemporaries The good thi I met my husband to be just before Earth Day at a food coop organizational meeting with the students and the American Friends Service Committee at Caltech The book s story parallels our experiences with natural food, the back to the land movement and cooperative, democratic organizations I still cook whole grains and buy organic foods My son s first job while in high school was at a worker owned and run natural food store It was a nostalgia trip reading about our contemporaries The good things of the movement are still with us Alas, corporatization has gobbled up the independent brands and stores that created and promoted awareness of organic food even though it has increased availability


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About the Author: Jonathan Kauffman

Jonathan Kauffman grew up in a lentil loving Mennonite family in Northern Indiana in the 1970s He went to college in the Twin Cities and then moved to San Francisco After working as a line cook for a number of years, he left the kitchen for what seemed at the time like thelucrative world of journalism Jonathan was a restaurant critic for 11 years in the Bay Area and Seattle East Bay Express, Seattle Weekly, SF Weekly , where his criticism and reporting won awards from the James Beard Foundation, the International Association of Culinary Professionals and the Association of Food Journalists, among others He joined the staff of the San Francisco Chronicle in 2014 There, he covers the intersection of food and culture, whether that means the rise of cookie Instagrammers or the effects of gentrification on small, family run restaurants.