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Slow Food Book Club: Hippie Food

Join us for our next book club meeting to discuss the book Hippie Food: How Back to the Landers and Revolutionaries Changed the Way We Eat by Jonathan Kauffman. Please bring a dish to share for dinner.  To find out more information, please contact Kathleen Albani at katonthyme@gmail.com. 

Hippie Food: How Back to the Landers and Revolutionaries Changed the Way We Eat by Jonathan Kauffman: Traces the origins of once unconventional foods and the diverse fringe movements, charismatic gurus, and counterculture elements that brought them to the mainstream. Food writer Jonathan Kauffman (San Francisco Chronicle) goes back to the 1960s and 1970s 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. From 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 whole-foods staples—including sprouts, tofu, yogurt, brown rice, and whole-grain bread—were introduced and eventually became part of our diets.