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American Terroir: Savoring the Flavor of Our Woods, Waters and Fields by Rowan Jacobsen.. If you've ever wondered why Van Morrison sang about Tupelo Honey, this book about the taste of place will illuminate. From Greensboro, Vermont to Mexico, this foodie quest satisfies.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"One cannot help but get a little hungry while perusing Jacobsen’s enchanting book. Part manifesto, part travelogue, part science lesson, and part cookbook, this saliva-inducing work is perhaps best described as erotica—a sensual, titillating, sometimes lewd journey into the best foodstuffs of America.."

The New Republic

"He finds superior cheeses and maple syrup in Vermont. Northeast Canada yields both mussels and mushrooms. And Jacobsen sources the world’s most esteemed coffee beans from the mountains of Panama. In his travels to these far-flung farms, Jacobsen shows that it is as much farmers’ dedication to their profession that counts as the soil itself.."


Author bio: Rowan Jacobsen is the James Beard Award-winning author of A Geography of Oysters: The Connoisseur’s Guide to Oyster Eating in North America and The Living Shore, about our ancient connection to estuaries and their potential to heal the oceans. He has written for the New York Times, Newsweek, Harper’s, Outside, Eating Well, and others, and his work has been anthologized in The Best American Science and Nature Writing and Best Food Writing collections. More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Nonfiction; 288 pp. Very digestible: Kindle/Print editions

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