Our early ancestors, about 400 generations ago, were hunter-gatherers. Their food came from the plants and animals they hunted and foraged rather than from animals they raised or plants they farmed. When they began to domesticate animals and grow food in the first primitive gardens, they made choices about how to feed their livestock and what to plant.
Those decisions produced tastier food, but as we now know, they also began, unwittingly, to strip vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber, healthy fats, and antioxidants from their diets.
Eatwild founder Jo Robinson's book, Eating on the Wild Side, tells the story of the changes we have made to our wild foods, and what we can do to reclaim these lost nutrients. The solution goes beyond local, beyond organic, and beyond heirlooms. Surprisingly some of the answers are hiding in plain sight in your local grocery store.
Read these 12 Terrific Tips from Eating on the Wild Side to start getting the most flavor and nutrition from the fruits and vegetables you love!
Feature articles about Eating on the Wild Side have also appeared in the following publications: Prevention Magazine, Bon Appetit, Health, Fitness,Epicurious, Oprah’s “O”, Mother Earth News, Redbook, and Organic Spa Magazine.
Praise for Eating on the Wild Side...
"I learned so much from this outstanding book. Jo Robinson tells you how to shop, cook, and eat to maximize your intake of protective phytonutrients that nature put in plants. Highly recommended reading for all who are health conscious."—Andrew Weil, MD
"A wonderful, enlightening book. Jo Robinson has done a magnificent job of bringing together information from so many diverse disciplines—most of it unknown to nutritional scientists, physicians, and laypeople alike."—Loren Cordain, PhD, Author of The Paleo Diet
"If the organic movement needs a Joan of Arc, I would surely nominate Jo Robinson. Her latest book illustrates why she is without a doubt the quiet anchor of the movement. Only Michael Pollan would come close to her superbly researched work." —Bill Kurtis, Television Journalist and Producer
"Wow. I've just finished reading Jo Robinson's new book, Eating on the Wild Side, and it is exceptionally well done. Robinson provides specific recommendations of the most nutrient-dense varieties you'll find in supermarkets, farmers markets and home gardens, covering 27 vegetable crops and over 2 dozen fruits. This information is blended with fascinating history about each crop. Anyone who cares about getting maximum value from fresh produce will want to refer to this book again and again.” —Cheryl Long, Editor-in-Chief, Mother Earth News