First Bite

How We Learn to Eat
CD - unabridged
Audio (11 discs)
Product Number: DD21622
Released: Dec 01, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504657723
Narrator/s: Alison Larkin
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We do not come into the world with an innate sense of taste and nutrition; as omnivores, we have to learn how and what to eat, how sweet is too sweet, and what food will give us the most energy for the coming day. But how does this education happen? What are the origins of taste? In First Bite, the beloved food writer Bee Wilson draws on the latest research from food psychologists, neuroscientists, and nutritionists to reveal that our food habits are shaped by a whole host of factors, including family, culture, memory, gender, hunger, and love. An exploration of the extraordinary and surprising origins of our tastes and eating habits-from people who can only eat foods of a certain color to an amnesiac who can eat meal after meal without getting full-First Bite also shows us how we can change our palates to lead healthier, happier lives.


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First Bite
Product Number: BX00045520
Product Number:DD21622
Product Number:Z100100763

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Author(s): Bee Wilson
Narrator(s): Alison Larkin
Product Number Z100100763
Released: Dec 01, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504657662
Author(s): Bee Wilson
Product Number EB00700505
Released: Mar 15, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: #9781541697843

Professional reviews

"Narrator Alison Larkin evokes the listener's curiosity about this detailed exploration of relearning how to eat. Based on the premise that food preferences are learned, FIRST BITE argues that the key to changing one's diet and adopting healthy food choices is changing one's thinking, rather than receiving nutrition education. Larkin's diverse voices and lively accents bring out the international flavor of research that compares global food and eating habits. The plethora of information, which includes industrial and scientific influences on natural food and our eating habits, occasionally threatens to become dry listening. But these sections are effectively tempered by Larkin's lively tone as well as some of the book's surprising discoveries. M.F. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"