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Food For Thought Book Club Spokane

Do you love to eat or ever wonder about the many ways food and farming impacts our lives? Drawing inspiration from the creative writings of various authors, the Food for Thought Book Club, a program of the Inland Northwest Food Network, explores the many aspects of our food system.

Beginning in January, 2018, the Food for Thought Book Club will be held at two locations: the Coeur d’Alene Public Library and WSU Extension Spokane. Both are free and open to the public.

The Coeur d’Alene club meets the first Wednesday of each month from 6 – 8:00 pm.

The Spokane club meets the fourth Monday of each month from 6 – 8:00 pm.

For more information about each month’s book, please visit our calendar page.

Reading list for 2018 (Note – other than January, both clubs will be reading the same books):

January: Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats (Maryn McKenna) (CdA)
The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health (David Montgomery & Anne Bikle) (Spokane)

February: Plenty: Eating Locally on the 100 Mile Diet (Alisa Smith)

March: Gaining Ground: a Story of Farmers Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm (Forrest Pritchard)

April: Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life (David Montgomery)

May: The Hive: The Story of the Honey Bee and Us (Bee Wilson)

June: Pig Tales (Barry Estabrook)

July/Aug: (no meeting)

September: The Dorito Effect: the Surprising Truth About Food and Flavor (Mark Schatzker)

October: Banana: the Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World (Dan Keoppel)

November: Salt, Sugar, Fat (Michael Moss)

December: Butter: a Rich History (Elaine Khosrova)