Quiz: How Well Do You Know Animal, Vegetable, Miracle?

Throughout the 2016-2017 season of One Book, One Chicago, we've been exploring Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver. As the season draws to a close with the season finale event featuring Barbara Kingsolver on May 18 at Harold Washington Library Center, test your knowledge of this season's book with our quiz! Test your expertise with our quiz […]

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Get Ready for Farmers Market Season

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Chicago's City Farmers Market season starts in May! If you're ready to embrace Barbara Kingsolver's ethics of eating locally, as demonstrated in the 2016-2017 One Book, One Chicago book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, here are some ways to get started. First, check the schedule of farmers markets in Chicago! There are many markets, and there's probably […]

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Delicious Documentaries: Food on Film

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This season’s One Book, One Chicago theme is “Eat, Think, Grow” and this season's book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, tells the story of Barbara Kingsolver and her family as they plant a garden and grow their own food for a year. If you love stories about food, you may enjoy watching these food-related documentaries. Just Eat […]

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Wheatless Mondays: The 100-Year Anniversary of WWI

Before gluten-free and soy milk became common at the grocery store, Americans needed a bit of coaxing to embrace wheatless Mondays, meatless Tuesdays, porkless Saturdays and ice cream made without sugar or cream. Like our One Book, One Chicago selection, Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, World War I or the "Great War" urgently required citizens to […]

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Weird Gardening: Unusual Ways to Grow Food

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This season’s One Book, One Chicago theme is “Eat, Think, Grow” and this year’s book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, tells the story of Barbara Kingsolver and her family as they plant a garden and grow their own food for a year. If you’re thinking of starting a garden, but you’re not quite the traditional type, here […]

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Top 5 Food and Cooking Magazines on Zinio

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We explore the theme “Eat, Think, Grow” this One Book, One Chicago season, with this year’s book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.  After reading the book, you may be inspired to try some new recipes at home.  To get ideas for great recipes, explore our collection of food and cooking magazines on Zinio. You can download the […]

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Resolve to Eat from Your Garden This Year

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It’s the time of year where we make resolutions to try new things in the coming 365 days. As we explore the theme “Eat, Think, Grow” this One Book, One Chicago season, we’re thinking about food-related resolutions. This year’s book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, tells the story of Barbara Kingsolver and her family as they resolve to […]

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Chicago’s Farming History

This year's One Book, One Chicago, Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, encourages readers to think about their relationships with the food they eat. Kingsolver and her family complete a yearlong challenge to grow, produce or buy locally all of their food. The book also criticizes the international food industry for compromising health in favor of efficient production, and for its environmental impact. While […]

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Stars, They Eat Just Like Us

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We explore the theme “Eat, Think, Grow” this One Book, One Chicago season, with this year’s book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. Have you ever thought about what your favorite celebrity cooks? Here are just a few of the cookbooks from some famous faces. Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein partner up for this cookbook featuring recipes from […]

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A Taste of the World: Cookbooks from Ethnic Traditions

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We explore the theme “Eat, Think, Grow” this One Book, One Chicago season, with this year’s book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. But if you're looking for a taste of something a little different, travel the world without leaving your kitchen with these cookbooks of flavors from all over the globe. The Enchilada Queen is a must-read […]

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