“Butter is good for you, so is lard. Really.”

  • Sarah Jackson
  • Tuesday, October 28, 2008 3:47pm
  • Life

Now those are comforting words.

They come from Nina Planck, a raw-milk-drinking, local-food fanatic, who wrote “Real Food: What to Eat and Why,” which was published in 2006.

I don’t know how this book escaped me, but I have got to get my hands on it. It’s clearly part of the eat-local canon ala “The Omnivore’s Dilemma,” “The United States of Arugula” and “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.”

Just this morning, my Olympia-based Eco Geek informant, Gary L. Burk, urged me to preorder Planck’s sequel, “Real Food for Mother and Baby: The Fertility Diet, Eating for Two, and Baby’s First Food.”

It’s due out in paperback March 31.

With a 5-month-old boy at home, I guess I’m already a bit late, but I’m going to check it out anyway or at least reserve it at the library.

Have you read “Real Food”? Thoughts?

Write me here to share your sentiments or — for the love of all things ecoblog-holy — comment below and start a broader conversation everyone can enjoy.


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