{ Kindle ePUB } Devoured Author Sophie Egan

  • Hardcover
  • 416
  • Devoured
  • Sophie Egan
  • en
  • 10 November 2019
  • 9780062390981

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Summary Devoured ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Sophie Egan Ù 0 Summary Paradoxically why they also make America’s cuisine so greatEgan raises a host of intriguing uestions Why does McDonald’s have 107 items on its menu Why are breakfast sandwiches protein bars and gluten free anything so popular Will bland soul less 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 conseuences of “perks” like free meals for employees; the American obsession with “having it our way” to the su. There s some promise here And an interesting topic But ultimately I found myself drowning in facts Lots of little bits of facts Number of items for sale in a grocery store say Many of the facts are interesting but after a while it s too much like reading an almanac And while she makes good and interesting points they too are overwhelmed by all the tiny little facts I can imagine that having gathered them all one wants to use them and many of them are the kind of thing you want to immediately go and tell someone else Some of her observations are also intriguing the way our culture shapes our beliefs about food is something I find fascinating But ultimately I would have preferred a much sparing use of facts and a good deal well thought out observational synthesis

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Summary Devoured ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Sophie Egan Ù 0 Summary Rge of Starbucks Chipotle and other chains individualizing the eating experience; from high culture artisan and organic and what exactly “natural” means to low culture the sale of 100 million Taco Bell Doritos Locos Tacos in ten weeks She also looks at how America’s cuisine like the nation itself has been shaped by diverse influences from across the globe Forked weaves together insights from the fields of psychology anthropology food science and behavior economics as well as myriad examples from daily life to create a powerful and uniue look at food in America. Fascinating It s no secret I find the subject of food interesting but this comprehensive exploration of American food culture exceeded my expectations To use a terrible horrible no good very bad pun I devoured it Author Sophie Egan discusses in depth how and why we eat the way we do here in the twenty first century United States of America From the sad desk lunch to family dinners to our reliance on convenience foods our habits are NOT in line with those of our ancestors She also tackles how wine gained popularity much of the credit goes to none other than Joe Coulombe aka Trader Joe and his famous or infamous Two Buck Chuck false shortages in the days prior to the iconic American Super Bowl holiday anyone remember the cries of lack of chicken wings or avocados and the popularity of absence foods that is those lacking fat carbs sodium etc And pleasing to my proud Italian roots are you reading this Dad why Italian American food has had such a significant impact on our society and why it has been so eagerly embraced by the majority of those with working taste buds pasta pizza cheese bread duh I was so throughly impressed with the research uality of writing and down to earth humor I was able to overlook her status as a millennial and simply savor this engaging read

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Summary Devoured ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Sophie Egan Ù 0 Summary 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 eatFood writer and Culinary Institute of America 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. 35 stars I don t like the subtitle How What We Eat Defines Who We Are nor do I think it s entirely fitting or descriptive of what the book is actually about In short Egan s book is very much like a Mary Roach book focusing on American food culture I had the thought while reading that if Michael Pollan and Mary Roach were smashed together into a book baby you d get Devoured It s definitely an enjoyable read for anyone interested in American food culture