Ask A Mindful Carnivore: Books For Further Reading

After writing my rabidly positive review of The Mindful Carnivore, I asked author Tovar Cerulli to recommend a few readable and accessible books to Casual Kitchen readers interested in learning more about the complex debate on hunting. Today's post is a sort of "Reverse Ask CK" where *I* got to ask a question--and I struck gold with Tovar's response.

Hi Tovar,

Out of all the books you drew from to write The Mindful Carnivore, could you suggest three or four readable titles that you think would be the most interesting for readers at Casual Kitchen? What would you recommend for further reading?

Hi Dan,

If I had to pick three highly readable books from across the spectrum of themes, I’d suggest:

* Heart and Blood: Living with Deer in America by Richard Nelson (about deer, including history, agriculture, hunting, anti-hunting). If I had to suggest just one book, this would be it.

* A Hunter's Heart: Honest Essays on Blood Sport edited by David Petersen (an interesting collection of essays on hunting).

* Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv (an excellent book on the importance of connection to nature).

Of course, I’d also suggest some well-known food-specific books like The Omnivore's Dilemma and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.


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