Jo' Robinson's Eatwild Garden on Vashon Island, Washington
The Next Step in the Food Revolution
Our early ancestors, about 400 generations ago, were hunter-gatherers. Their food came from the plants and animals they hunted and foraged rather than from animals they raised or plants they farmed. When they began to domesticate animals and grow food in the first primitive gardens, they made choices about how to feed their livestock and what to plant.
Those decisions produced tastier food, but as we now know, they also began, unwittingly, to strip vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber, healthy fats, and antioxidants from their diets.
Jo's most recent book, Eating on the Wild Side, tells the story of the changes we have made to our wild foods, and what we can do to reclaim these lost nutrients. The solution goes beyond local, beyond organic, and beyond heirlooms. Surprisingly some of the answers are hiding in plain sight in your local grocery store.
Read these 12 Terrific Tips from Eating on the Wild Side to start getting the most flavor and nutrition from the fruits and vegetables you love!
Here's how you can learn more...
Watch the Online Videos
- Eating on the Wild Side. What does it mean? Learn the important concepts behind this new way of looking at food in Jo's own words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIHakEfPS2M
- Pick up produce department shopping tips in this video.
- Bringing Back the Medicine in Our Food, video presentation from the Mother Earth News Fair, November 2014 YouTube video
- Jo Robinson, 'Eating On The Wild Side' Author Busts Conventional Wisdom On Vegetables (video), Huffington Post
- Not all fruits, vegetables created equally, CBS This Morning, CBS News video, June 2013
- Eating on the Wild Side on National Public Radio's Fresh Air, originally broadcast Wednesday, July 2013
Read Magazine, Newspaper and Online Articles about Eating on the Wild Side
- Eating wild: Getting Wild Nutrition from Modern Food, Sound Consumer, July 2014. Includes suggestions on choosing lettuces, leafy vegetables, potatoes and more.
- Eating on the Wild Side - International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) 2014 Food Writing Award Winner
- Read about Eating on the Wild Side in Slow Food USA and GlutenFreeGirl.com
- Hear Jo on National Public Radio's Fresh Air
- The Splendid Table
- Read what Slow Food USA and GlutenFreeGirl.com have to say about Eating on the Wild Side
- Eating Wilder Foods for a Healthier Diet, NPR's Science Friday,
- Jo's list of recommended apples on NPR's blog: All About Apples: Some History, a Recipe, and Recommendations, NPR blog
- "Wild" about eating more healthfully The Seattle Times, June 2013
- Phytonutrients, Redbook magazine
- The Sanjay Gupta, MD. Show on CNN, June 2013
- 10 Questions for Jo Robinson: The investigative journalist's new book reveals why you should forget (almost) everything you thought you knew about the vegetables and fruits you love,
by Kemp Minifie in Epicurious
- Breeding the Nutrition Out of Our Food, The New York Times
- 2013 Nutrition and Health Conference with Dr. Andrew Weil, May 2013, Seattle
- Breeding the Nutrition Out of Our Food, Sunday, May 26, 2013 The New York Times.
- Feature articles about Eating on the Wild Side also appeared in 2013 in the following publications: Prevention Magazine, Bon Appetit, Health, Fitness, Epicurious, Oprah’s “O”, Mother Earth News, Redbook, and Organic Spa Magazine.
Download Selected Materials
Purchase Eating on The Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health in the Eatwild Store
Praise for Eating on the Wild Side...
"I learned so much from this outstanding book. Jo Robinson tells you how to shop, cook, and eat to maximize your intake of protective phytonutrients that nature put in plants. Highly recommended reading for all who are health conscious."—Andrew Weil, MD
"A wonderful, enlightening book. Jo Robinson has done a magnificent job of bringing together information from so many diverse disciplines—most of it unknown to nutritional scientists, physicians, and laypeople alike."—Loren Cordain, PhD, Author of The Paleo Diet
"If the organic movement needs a Joan of Arc, I would surely nominate Jo Robinson. Her latest book illustrates why she is without a doubt the quiet anchor of the movement. Only Michael Pollan would come close to her superbly researched work." —Bill Kurtis, Television Journalist and Producer
"Wow. I've just finished reading Jo Robinson's new book, Eating on the Wild Side, and it is exceptionally well done. Robinson provides specific recommendations of the most nutrient-dense varieties you'll find in supermarkets, farmers markets and home gardens, covering 27 vegetable crops and over 2 dozen fruits. This information is blended with fascinating history about each crop. Anyone who cares about getting maximum value from fresh produce will want to refer to this book again and again.” —Cheryl Long, Editor-in-Chief, Mother Earth News