My Organic Life
Staff Review: My Organic Life
It's easy to find organic produce and hormone-free meat now, but 50 years ago, that was not the case. Nora Pouillon is a Vienna-born chef and founder of Restaurant Nora, the first certified organic restaurant in the United States. When Nora came to Washington D.C. in the 1960s, she was horrified at the lack of seasonal produce and meat filled with hormones and antibiotics. Nora helped start the organic food revolution, and her memoir is an interesting look at her life, starting with her childhood growing up during WWII, whirlwind romance to a Frenchman, and finally, as a chef and restaurateur committed to serving organic food. Pick up this book if you enjoyed Michael Pollan's books, or just like reading about food.