Eat Here: Reclaiming Homegrown Pleasures in a Global Supermarket

Author: Brian Halweil
ISBN: 0-393-32664-0
237 pages
November 2004

"Part journalism and part manifesto, Eat Here is the definitive work on the most interesting and encouraging change in the way Americans eat now."
—Michael Pollan, Professor Science and Environmental Journalism, UC Berkeley and author of The Botany of Desire

"Halweil does something more than simply listing today's problems in the food chain he focuses on the variety of exciting solutions available to the public when it comes to eating."
—Carlo Petrini, founder and president of Slow Food International

"Finally someone has put this all together! Now it's up to the rest of us to do something with this amazing gift of a book."
—Mark Ritchie, President, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

"Eat Here should be on the bookshelf of every serious student of our modern food and agriculture dilemmas."
—Fred Kirschenmann, Director, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

In Eat Here, author Brian Halweil points to a surging local food movement that is rediscovering homegrown pleasures and changing the way we eat.

With Eat Here, you can

  • Discover why eating local food is one of the most significant choices you can make for the planet and for yourself.
  • Find out why food shipped over long-distances can be dangerous.
  • Get practical advice on finding homegrown pleasures amid the same old standard choices.
  • Learn why local food is better for your health, small farmers, and the environment.