A few good food films and books to cozy up to

While I am itchy to begin planning my garden and start my spring seedlings indoors, I am also taking every opportunity to relax and cozy up to hearty films and books. And since I can’t get my daily dose of time in the garden this time of year, I’m loading up on the other good stuff that I’m too busy to pause for in the summer.

Here are a few of my food film and book favorites.

  • Food, Inc.: It will change your life. “You’ll never look at food the same again.”
  • Fresh: A documentary by Sofia Joanes featuring Michael Pollan, among others.
  • King Corn: Two friends move to the corn belt to plant an acre of the nation’s most grown grain, and then follow it into the food supply.
  • Eating Animals: Jonathon Safron Foer puts an interesting spin on the ethics of eating animals.
  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: Barbara Kingsolver and her family spend a year consuming only that which is produced locally.
  • The Omnivore’s Dilemma: Michael Pollan reflects on the moral ramifications of our culture and eating habits.

What food related literature and/or films do you recommend?