A groaning board of the year's best food and ag titles

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Like most folks, I'm a sucker for "best" lists, and this is the season for them. From Civil Eats comes a list of the year's best food and agriculture books, and I wanted to share it. It combines mainstream titles such as Barry Estabrook's Tomatoland and The Art of Fermentation by Sandor Ellix Katz with an excellent range of other titles I was glad to learn about.

The list was compiled by Maywa Montenegro, a former editor of Seed magazine who studies the politics of sustainable agriculture at Cal Berkeley, and contains comments by Marion Nestle, Bill McKibben, Raj Patel, and others.