Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation (ISBN 9780061161391) took America to task for slowly killing itself via a monocultural diet of convenience (and fat). Now, Barry Glassner, author of The Culture of Fear, issues a clarion call for us to abandon food fads and to give up a "fear-based admiration for celebrity chefs" and other so-called experts in his latest, The Gospel of Food: Everything You Think You Know About Food is Wrong.
I know I've adapted my own eating habits since coming to New Albany. My beef consumption is down, but my fast food consumption is down about 95%. When I eat out, I make sure it's at a locally-owned establishment that tries to buy its foodstuffs locally. I patronize the downtown Farmers Market, and I try to eat only enough to satisfy my hunger.
Just out this month from HarperCollins' Ecco imprint, it's $25.95 (ISBN 9780060501211).
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