California Cuisine And Just Food by Sally K. FairfaxCalifornia Cuisine And Just Food by Sally K. Fairfax

California Cuisine And Just Food

bySally K. Fairfax, Louise Nelson Dyble, Greig Tor Guthey

Paperback | September 28, 2012

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An account of the shift in focus to access and fairness among San Francisco Bay Area alternative food activists and advocates.

Can a celebrity chef find common ground with an urban community organizer? Can a maker of organic cheese and a farm worker share an agenda for improving America's food? In the San Francisco Bay area, unexpected alliances signal the widening concerns of diverse alternative food proponents. What began as niche preoccupations with parks, the environment, food aesthetics, and taste has become a broader and more integrated effort to achieve food democracy: agricultural sustainability, access for all to good food, fairness for workers and producers, and public health. This book maps that evolution in northern California.

The authors show that progress toward food democracy in the Bay area has been significant: innovators have built on familiar yet quite radical understandings of regional cuisine to generate new, broadly shared expectations about food quality, and activists have targeted the problems that the conventional food system creates. But, they caution despite the Bay Area's favorable climate, progressive politics, and food culture many challenges remain.

Sally K. Fairfax is Henry J. Vaux Distinguished Professor Emerita in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley.Louise Nelson Dyble is Assistant Professor of History in the Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University.Greig Tor Guthey is Assistant Pr...
Title:California Cuisine And Just FoodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.69 inPublished:September 28, 2012Publisher:The MIT PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0262517868

ISBN - 13:9780262517867


Editorial Reviews

A wonderfully rich narrative that skillfully weaves together history, theory, participant observation and rigorous analysis. The book provides significant socioeconomic, ecological, and cultural insights into food sovereignty, food security, food justice, science-society relations, state--civil society relations, and organizational co-evolution among diverse movements seeking high-quality food, environmental health, and social change.