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Barry Estabrook: Of Hogs and Humans

590 Main St
Burlington, VT

Barry Estabrook is a James Beard Award-winning journalist, author, and former contributing editor at Gourmet Magazine.

His 2011 book, Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit, was aNew York Times bestseller, won the Farmworker Justice Award, and inspired the 2014 documentary Food Chains.

His most recent book, Pig Tales: An Omnivore's Quest for Sustainable Meat, explores industrial and alternative hog production. Alice Waters called it “beautiful and clear-eyed examination of the world of pigs and pig farming.”

Estabrook’s work has appeared in the New York TimesWashington Post,,, SaveurMen’s Health, and Reader’s Digest. He blogs at He lives on a 30-acre tract in Vermont where he gardens, tends a dozen laying hens, taps maple trees, and brews hard cider.