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Publisher’s Weekly

This exploration of the coevolution of communities and their native foods couldn’t be more timely… Mixing hard science with personal anecdotes, Nabhan convincingly argues that health comes from a genetically appropriate diet inextricably entwined with a healthy land and culture.

Los Angeles Times

Nabhan offers a fascinating, enlightening, and moving account of his own experiences … prompting us to think twice about everything from the value of so-called ‘health foods’ to the decline in the percentage of American families who have dinner together at home.

Bill McKibben

Move over Dr. Atkins–here’s someone who really understands what a body needs. In a homogenized world, it is delightful to be reminded that our cells and organs follow a much older and more complex set of instructions.

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Aaron French
Civil Eats

Few people have been working as tirelessly to preserve the diversity of American foods than Gary Nabhan. Nabhan is a man who likes to shun labels and boundaries.