August Reading List - live from America

By Kate Walsh

In celebration of Real Food decamping to NYC for a month to escape the grey Sydney winter, here is our August Reading list - American style. In this edition, we list our top 10 food sites that are our go-to for news, opinion and analysis of our food system featuring the best of America's food writers.

1. Civil Eats: Naomi Starkman and Paula Crossfield head up a team of over 100 journalists at Civil Eats to bring you a daily news source for critical thought about the American Food System. @CivilEats

2. Mark BittmanWriter on food for New York Times; author of How to Cook Everything. @bittman

3. Micheal Pollan: (of course!) Author of Cooked; Food Rules; In Defense of Food; The Omnivore’s Dilemma; The Botany of Desire; A Place of My Own and Second Nature. Follow him on Twitter for an amazing daily list of articles on food politics. @michaelpollan

4. The FERN: The Food and Environment Reporting Network is an independent, non-profit news organization that produces investigative journalism in the critically underreported areas of food, agriculture, and environmental health. 

5. Corby Kummer: Atlantic senior editor, James Beard Award-winner, author of The Joy of Coffee, Corby is one of the most widely read food journalists in America. @CKummer 

6. The Salt: Who doesnt love NPR - America’s answer to the ABC (without as much funding)? The Salt is their dedicated page for all their food documentaries. With a pinch of skepticism and a dash of fun, The Salt covers food news from the farm to the plate and beyond. 

7. Jane Black: Brooklyn-based food writer and journalist who covers food politics, trends and sustainability issues. @jane_black

8. Grist: another non-profit news service, Grist gets behind the greenwash on all matter to do with food and sustainability. 

9. CNN’s Eatocracy is CNN's Food Blog. Both commentary and recipes this is an awesome site to visit daily. @eatocracy 

10. Tom Philpott: Tom is a really good writer with excellent research skills and a healthy dose of wit. You can find him over at Mother Jones. He is the co-founder of Maverick Farms, a center for sustainable food education in Valle Crucis, North Carolina and was formerly a columnist and editor for the online environmental site Grist and his work on food politics has appeared in Newsweek, Gastronomica, and the Guardian.


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