Books, Films, & Cool Stuff

The Jew & The Carrot is a project of Hazon – an organization dedicated to creating a healthier and more sustainable Jewish community as a step towards a healthier and more sustainable world for all. The books and films listed below have inspired us and changed the way we thought about – and ate in – the world.  We now heartily and happily recommend them all to you!

Books: Food Choices

The Botany of Desire – Michael Pollan
Choice Cuts -Mark Kurlansky
Diet for a Dead Planet – Christopher D. Cook
Diet for a New America – John Robbins
Easy Composters You Can Build – Nick Noyes
Fast Food Nation -Eric Schlosser
Food Politics – Marion Nestle
Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen -Anna Lappe and Bryant Terry
Hope’s Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet- Frances Moore Lappe and Anna Lappe
Living Green: A Practical Guide to Simple Sustainability – Greg Horn
My Year of Meats – Ruth Ozeki
The Great American Detox Diet -Alex Jameison
The Omnivore’s Dilemma – Michael Pollan
The Sustainability Revolution -Andres R. Edwards and David W. Orr
The Unsettling of America – Wendell Berry
The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter - Peter Singer and Jim Mason
Twinkie, Deconstructed – Steve Ettlinger

Books: Food and Spirituality

Food and Judaism – Ed. Leonard Greenspoon, Ronald SImkins, Gerald Shapiro
If the Buddha Came to Dinner – Hale Sofia Schatz
Judaism and Vegetarianism – Dr. Richard Schwartz
World Peace Diet – Will Tuttle

Books: Noshing, Recipes, and Jewish Culture

Jewish Cooking in America - Joan Nathan
Miriam’s Kitchen – Elizabeth Erlich
The Book of Jewish Food – Claudia Roden
The Wonders of America – Jenna Weismann Joselit
The Go Green East Harlem Cookbook – Scott Stringer
Jewish Cooking in America – Joan Nathan
Jewish Cooking For All Seasons – Laura Frankel
The New Moosewood Cookbook – Mollie Katzen
Olive Trees and Honey – Gil Marks
Nourishing Traditions – Sally Fallon
Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone – Deborah Madison
Veganomicon: – Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romano


An Inconvenient Truth
Beyond Organic
Broken Limbs: Apples, Agriculture, and the New American Farmer
Fast Food Nation: The Movie
The Meatrix
The Real Dirt on Farmer John
Store Wars: When Wal-Mart Comes to TownThe Future of Food
We Feed the World

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