The Deepest Roots: Finding Food and Community on a Pacific Northwest Island (Paperback)

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"Could this island support its own population if it had to?"  Alcalá's personal inquiry into food history and production on her home island, leavened with insights on her own relationship with food over the years, makes for an informative and inspiring read. Using food as a point of reference uniquely illuminates the individuals and communities-including Japanese-American, Croatian, Filipino, and Native American-who have helped to shape the identity of Bainbridge. Her conversations with local present-day farmers, producers and providers of food suggest useful tools for the world at large.

— John

"Could this island support its own population if it had to?"  Alcalá's personal inquiry into food history and production on her home island, leavened with insights on her own relationship with food over the years, makes for an informative and inspiring read. Using food as a point of reference uniquely illuminates the individuals and communities-including Japanese-American, Croatian, Filipino, and Native American-who have helped to shape the identity of Bainbridge. Her conversations with local present-day farmers, producers and providers of food suggest useful tools for the world at large.

— From Kathleen Alcalá

Product Details
ISBN: 9780295999708
ISBN-10: 0295999705
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication Date: January 17th, 2019
Pages: 360
Language: English