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The Edible City [PDF / EPUB] The Edible City If a city is its people and its people are what they eat then shouldn’t food play a larger role in our dialogue about how and where we live The food of a metropolis is essential to its character Nat If a city is its people and its people are what they eat then shouldn’t food play a larger role in our dialogue about how and where we live The food of a metropolis is essential to its character Native plants proximity to farmland the locations of supermarkets immigration food security concerns how chefs are trained how a city nourishes itself might say than anything else about what kind of city it isWith a cornucopia of essays on comestibles The Edible City considers The Edible Kindle - how one city eats It includes dishes on peaches and poverty on processing plants and public gardens on rats and bees and bad restaurant service on schnitzel and school lunches There are incisive studies of food safety policy of feeding the poor and of waste and a happy tale about a hardy fig treeTogether they form a saucy picture of how Toronto – and by extension every city – sustains itself from growing basil on balconies to four star restaurants Dig into The Edible City and get the whole story from field to fork.

  • Paperback
  • 360 pages
  • The Edible City
  • Christina Palassio
  • English
  • 23 January 2016
  • 9781552452196

About the Author: Christina Palassio

Christina Palassio is the co editor of several books in the uTOpia series including HtO Toronto's Water from Lake Irouois to Lost Rivers to Low flow Toilets and The Edible City Toronto's Food from Farm to Fork She has also written for the Globe and Mail the Montreal Gazette and Matrix magazine and is the books columnist for THIS Magazine.



10 thoughts on “The Edible City

  1. says:

    A mixed bag of pieces but overall good than bad and some truly inspiring ones that have me looking forward to spending time at markets cooking at home and eating locally

  2. says:

    At first while reading this I thought it would be neat to see a version of this for other cities I've lived inand then I realized most cities in North America couldn't produce a book like this Where else but Toronto has the farms the food culture the diversity of cultures and ensuing foods the populace to enjoy them and the support of the municipal government to spawn craft industries across the food and drink spectrum?NowhereSo this book is neat It's a pile of vignettes and essays on a variety of topics from getting racism out of the food euality movement to how a collegiate institute in northwest Toronto is creating community through gardens and food programs One looks at the rise fall and rebirth of craft beer in Toronto; another looks at the death of St Andrew's Market in the 1930s and proposes a new version for the now ex industrial neighbourhood it was in Through it all a thread of activism of creating and sharing food security and variety for all and the social construction that both implies an creates is wovenOne other reviewer called this book plenty of boring but necessary but boring essays which is true It took me a while to get through an essay here and a piece there And not every one of them is interesting but I suspect all are interesting to someone and different ones are interesting to different people I read it cover to cover but you can just as easily pick and choose from the titles which ones are relevant to youAll in all a really neat interesting and necessary snapshot of Toronto's food movements and a call to continue the progress we've started

  3. says:

    Plenty of boring but necessary but boring essays on essential topics like food security sustainability rooftop gardening community etc but the following pieces make it all worth slogging through“My filthy hand” – Karen Hines“Walking towards the schnitzel” – John Lorinc“These are the restaurants of our lives” – Shawn Micallef“I Rat” – RM Vaughan holy fucking awesome“Fermenting change the rise fall ad resurgence of craft beer in Toronto” – Wayne Reeves a good basic history“The chicken and the egg” – Kathryn Borel Jr“Never see come see Toronto’s Trini roti” – Rea McNamaraSome snort laughy lines“Asians will not put up with dodgy pork”“If her chickens could speak they’d probably sounds like Joan Baez”these topics are what my job and schoolwork are all about; therefore I am boredsick of reading about them Hopefully they’ll be life changing for someone else

  4. says:

    A collection of essays on food and Toronto I read this for an urban farming food security perspective There were some essays that were interesting to me than others and I actually ended up skipping a few I've never lived in Toronto so an essay on the history of bread in the city didn't particularly interest meThat said this is a diverse collection and it really reminded me of some of the stuff I read during the 3 classes that I took on food security at Ryerson I'm sure Torontonians and food activists would love it

  5. says:

    This is a collection of short essays on how Torontonians obtain food from the markets local grocery stores farms and home garden In each essay there are historical reminiscences of various areas of the city including old advertisements photos of restaurants and markets

  6. says:

    I loved the idea and the content of this book but found it difficult to read through as the uality of the writing varies greatly from chapter to chapter

  7. says:

    Interesting essays about food in Toronto from all different perspectives a new view on the big TO

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