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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"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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