Before and After the Apocalypse, one of the most serious issues to date, tackles the many ways modern food systems may bring on the Apocalypse and what life might look like for survivors on the other side of disaster.
Within you’ll find an interview of Michael Pollan by Rachel Khong, touching on global warming, ecology, and the decline of home cooking post-WWII; a piece by Harold McGee about canned food; a John Warner discussion of Sean Brock’s efforts at seed saving and species revitalization; an article by Joy Y. Yang on the history of military rations as preservation techniques evolved; Gabe Ulla’s piece on chefs Enrique Olvera, Alejandro Ruiz, Guillermo Gonzalez Beristain, Benito Molina, Roberto Solis, and Rene Redzepi cooking a feast in Mexico for “the last night on earth”–December 21, 2012–the last day of the Mayan calendar; and a Laurie Woolever interview of Ted Nugent about the end of the world, which, unsurprisingly, involves a lot of gun talk.
Color photographs and illustrations throughout. Paper. Although unused, these copies show minimal shelfwear.