Joshua Zeunert is Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Tim Waterman is Senior Lecturer and Landscape Architecture Theory Coordinator at the University of Greenwich in London.
Waterman and Zeunert have edited an exemplary interdisciplinary volume of great topical scope and profound conceptual depth. From landscape to seascape, Neolithic and Aboriginal to modern and globalized, the ecological to the utopian, The Routledge Handbook of Landscape and Food offers culinary wisdom, sociological analysis and ethical guidance. It is an indispensable book which promises to inaugurate a new epoch of both culinary and landscape studies. Allen S. Weiss, author of Zen Landscapes (Reaktion Books) and Feast and Folly (State University of New York Press) In The Routledge Handbook of Landscape and Food, Joshua Zeunert and Tim Waterman present core samples of the many scales and systems engaged by food, food production, and food distribution. Their collection of essays ranges from the broadest historical survey to the focused case study across geographies and cultures, methods, and fields of studies. With an eye to landscape ecology as well as space and urban form, they hopscotch across conservation, economics, geography, gender studies, forestry, and public health. Complementing a long list of literature on urban agriculture and ideals of cultivation, the book also realigns the gravitational pull of the Anglo-American debate to include numerous Australian perspectives. This kaleidoscopic volume will appeal to the curious amateur and offer a starting point for further research to those concerned with the productive landscape. Dorothee Imbert, Professor, Hubert C. Schmidt '38 Chair in Landscape Architecture, Landscape Architecture Section Head The Routledge Handbook of Landscape and Food is a timely answer to the growing interest in these subjects. It provides an authoritative and cross-disciplinary overview and stimulating discussions of a broad range of topics related to food and landscape studies and the diversity in concepts and approaches applied therein. The Handbook also discusses the various contexts in which cities, agriculture and landscape are developing and the related challenges. It outlines possible ways to remake foodways, landscapes, cities, and the values we bring to them. Ir. Henk de Zeeuw, Founder and former director of the RUAF Foundation, a global partnership on sustainable Urban Agriculture and Food Systems.