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Devoured
Author: Sophie Egan

ISBN: 9780062390981
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 20 June 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 16.3 x 3.4
Description:
A provocative look at how and what Americans eat and why-a flavorful blend of The Omnivore's Dilemma, Salt Sugar Fat, and Freakonomics that reveals how the way we live shapes the way we eat.

Food writer and Culinary Institute of America program director Sophie Egan takes readers on an eye-opening journey through the American food psyche, examining the connections between the values that define our national character-work, freedom, and progress-and our eating habits, the good and the bad. Egan explores why these values make for such an unstable, and often unhealthy, food culture and, paradoxically, why they also make America's cuisine so great.

Egan raises a host of intriguing questions: Why does McDonald's have 107 items on its menu Why are breakfast sandwiches, protein bars, and gluten-free anything so popular Will bland, soulless meal replacements like Soylent revolutionize our definition of a meal The search for answers takes her across the culinary landscape, from the prioritization of convenience over health to the unintended consequences of "perks" like free meals for employees; from the American obsession with "having it our w...

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