The Leading eBooks Store Online 4,391,687 members ⚫ 1,493,850 ebooks

New to

Learn more


My City-Dwelling Year of Reclaiming Real Food

Unprocessed by Megan Kimble
Not for sale in
your country
Not Available

In the tradition of Michael Pollan’s bestselling In Defense of Food comes this remarkable chronicle, from a founding editor of Edible Baja Arizona, of a young woman’s year-long journey of eating only whole, unprocessed foods—intertwined with a journalistic exploration of what “unprocessed” really means, why it matters, and how to afford it.

In January of 2012, Megan Kimble was a twenty-six-year-old living in a small apartment without even a garden plot to her name. But she cared about where food came from, how it was made, and what it did to her body: so she decided to go an entire year without eating processed foods. Unprocessed is the narrative of Megan’s extraordinary year, in which she milled wheat, extracted salt from the sea, milked a goat, slaughtered a sheep, and more—all while earning an income that fell well below the federal poverty line.

What makes a food processed? As Megan would soon realize, the answer to that question went far beyond cutting out snacks and sodas, and became a fascinating journey through America’s food system, past and present. She learned how wheat became white; how fresh produce was globalized and animals industrialized. But she also discovered that in daily life, as she attempted to balance her project with a normal social life—which included dating—the question of what made a food processed was inextricably tied to gender and economy, politics and money, work and play.

Backed by extensive research and wide-ranging interviews—and including tips on how to ditch processed food and transition to a real-food lifestyle—Unprocessed offers provocative insights not only on the process of food, but also the processes that shape our habits, communities, and day-to-day lives.

HarperCollins; June 2015
352 pages; ISBN 9780062382474
Read online, or download in secure EPUB
Title: Unprocessed
Author: Megan Kimble
  • News
unprocessed foods for a year -
Sun, 20 Dec 2015 12:56:54 -0800 foods for a months earlier, I committed to a year of unprocessed eating, one in which ...
How This Woman Gave Up Processed Food for a Year—On a $16780 Salary - ABC News
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 23:16:56 -0700
ABC NewsHow This Woman Gave Up Processed Food for a Year—On a $16780 SalaryABC NewsJust ask Megan Kimble. The Tucson-based food ...
School Bus Blues - Tucson Weekly
Fri, 13 Oct 2006 16:20:15 -0700
Tucson WeeklySchool Bus BluesTucson WeeklyAllison Megaw's daughter is a student at Orange Grove Middle School, in the ...

This edition is not for sale in your country. Here are some titles that might be what you're after...