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Food
Author: John Knechtel

ISBN: 9780262113090
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 16 September 2007
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 15.9 x 12.0 x 2.5
Description:
Shortlisted for the 2008 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. Food is essential to our sense of place and our sense of self, but today--as fast food nation meets the slow food movement and eating locally collides with on-demand arugula--our food habits are shifting. Food examines and imagines these changes, with projects by writers and artists that explore the cultural and emotional resonance of food, from the "everyday Dada" of mashed potatoes and Jell-O to the rocket science of food eaten by astronauts in space. In "Food, " an artist photographs everything he ate in 2006 (and some things he didn't eat, including "Food I Left in the Fridge Too Long") and finds the results both "seductive and repulsive"; a writer describes the global agro-assembly line that produces an organic bento box for Japanese commuters containing rice and vegetables from California, pork from Mexico, and salmon from Alaska; a short story writer offers an eight-page graphic novel, "Eating in Cafeterias;" a landscape architect compares a commercial orange with an organic apple using visualized data; an award-winning New York City food writer tells a postmodern tale about...

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