Read an Excerpt from Hippie Food by Jonathan Kauffman

Hippie Food: How Back-to-the-Landers, Longhairs, and Revolutionaries Changed the Way We Eat by San Francisco Chronicle food writer, Jonathan Kauffman is a social history of the health food movement tracing its roots back to the 1800s and circling back through the 1960s to present day. This narrative history traces the colorful origins of once-unconventional foods … Continue reading

Recipes for Runners

Run the World by Becky Wade is the story of her fascinating running journey, exploring nine countries and their unique running cultures and gathering recipes along the way. Fresh off a successful collegiate running career Becky Wade was eager to connect with her counterparts across the world and to broaden her perspective on running. Her journey took … Continue reading

Five “Local” Beers You’ve Almost Certainly Never Tried

Equally irreverent and revealing, Dane Huckelbridge’s masterful cultural history, The United States of Beer, charts the wild, engrossing, and surprisingly complex story of our favorite alcoholic drink, showing how America has been under the influence of beer at almost every stage. We’re excited to share Dane’s list of five local beers that showcase the distinctive … Continue reading

My Usual Table by Colman Andrews

Here at The Secret Ingredient blog, we love learning about the history of iconic restaurants and ever-changing food trends. Dovetailing perfectly with our insatiable thirst for such knowledge is a new book from our friends at Ecco; My Usual Table, by Colman Andrews. Described as a “vivid memoir of a life lived in food”, this book … Continue reading