"The Skinny on Fat", a rebuttal to Gary Taubes'piece in The New York Times. Gastronomica, Winter, 2003
"Solar-Powered Timekeeping in Paris", The New York Times. March 16, 2003
"Women Who Eat Dirt", an exploration of the role of geophagy in the diet of omnivore. Gastronomica, Spring 2002.
"Foraging on a Wild Mushroom Tour," The New York Times, August 4, 2002.
"Stone Walls," The New York Times, June 3, 2001
The Primal Feast: Food, Sex, Foraging, and Love (Crown, 2000)
Some people write about food history; I write about food prehistory: how the search for food has shaped human evolution, including the relationship between the sexes.
A Natural History of Parenting (Crown, 1996)
Sermons in Stone: The Stone Walls of New England and New York (W.W.Norton, 1990)
Sermons in Stone is a social history of stone walls and the people who built them. I began thinking about walls when my husband and I moved to Katonah and started talking walks in woods crisscrossed with walls.
Explorers of the Black Box: The Search for the Cellular Basis of Memory (W.W. Norton, 1986)