Devoured

From Chicken Wings to Kale Smoothies -- How What We Eat Defines Who We Are
CD - unabridged
Audio (11 discs)
Product Number: DD25623
Released: May 03, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504732444
Narrator/s: Ann Richardson
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Description

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, and the search for answers takes her across the culinary landscape. She also looks at how America's cuisine-- like the nation itself-- has been shaped by diverse influences from across the globe.

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Author(s): Sophie Egan

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eAudio
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Author(s): Sophie Egan
Narrator(s): Ann Richardson
Product Number Z100113502
Released: May 03, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: #9780062471024
eBook
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Author(s): Sophie Egan
Product Number EB00621545
Released: May 03, 2016
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN: #9780062391001

Professional reviews

"Ann Richardson's persuasive narration sheds light on the paradoxes and perils of our nation's cultural food values. This illuminating audiobook examines how our lives drive how we eat and how the way we eat affects how we perceive our day. Richardson's smooth tones reflect the consumers' na•vetŽ and fascination with food and what they choose to eat. These attitudes are ironic, given the debilitating effect that the typical American meal is actually having on them. Richardson's inflections convey surprise, excitement, and dismay at the descriptions of food-related phenomena such as brunch queues and Super Bowl snacks and how the nation's values of work, freedom, and progress not only shape our food culture but also hurt us by misdirecting our food mores. M.F. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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