Devoured

Devoured

From Chicken Wings to Kale Smoothies-- How What We Eat Defines Who We Are

Book - 2016
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Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, c2016
ISBN: 9780062390981
0062390988
Branch Call Number: 394.12 Egan
Characteristics: ix, 403 pages ; 23 cm

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Sep 06, 2016

Egan explores all the complexities and contradictions of Americans' eating habits in this well-researched work. The Source Notes and Bibliography are 53 pages long plus an 8-page glossary that includes terms like diet evangelism, health halo, and secular church. The author takes on topics such as eating lunch hunched over a keyboard, the age of stunt foods, and how Italian immigrants created the first ethnic cuisine that went mainstream. Egan's skill with the written word will have you laughing and wincing as she describes eating in today's America. Lots of statistics illustrate her main points and themes.

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