<b>February</b>

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The year in reviews

FEBRUARY MAY BE the shortest month, and the coldest, but February in the book lounge was warm, cozy and filled with tempting tasters that will make your chair spin.

FOODY GOODIES
While past food fads have focused upon no fat and low carb diets, protein packing and calorie counting, these days concerned consumers are questioning the whole meal deal. Where does our food come from? How is it produced and what are the implications of our food choices? rabble's food special featured four books filled with food facts.



Journalist Carol Off's book Bitter Chocolate exposes just what's behind our favourite holiday treats. Listen in to exclusive interviews with Off and fair trade collective Cocoa Camino!


Graham Harveyâe(TM)s We Want Real Food gets to the root of our modern food system, exposing the way our agricultural practices leach much of the good out of good food.

Michael Pollan's The Omnivoreâe(TM)s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals considers the the difficult food choices citizens of the developed world face day to day and explores the historical and political roots of our confusion.

Similarly, Peter Singer and Jim Mason lay out the implications of people's food choices from a philosophical perspective in The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter.> reviews by Moira Farr, Loretta Frances White and Jennifer O'Connor> rabble's food special

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