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The Way We Eat Now: How the Food Revolution Has Transformed Our Lives, Our Bodies, and Our World

The Way We Eat Now: How the Food Revolution Has Transformed Our Lives, Our Bodies, and Our World
 

An award-winning food writer takes us on a global tour of what the world eats--and shows us how we can change it for the better Food is one of life's great joys. So why has eating become such a source of anxiety and confusion? Bee Wilson shows that in two generations the world ha... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780465093977
Barcode 9780465093977
Published 7 May 2019 by Basic Books
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Wilson, Bee
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ISBN-13 9780465093977
ISBN-10 0465093973
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Basic Books
Imprint Basic Books
Publication Date 7 May 2019
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Wilson, Bee
Category Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Cultural Studies
History of Specific Subjects
Food Manufacturing & Related Industries
Personal & Public Health: Dietetics & Nutrition
Management Of Land & Natural Resources
Food & Beverage Technology
Cookery / Food & Drink Etc
General Cookery
Diets & Dieting
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 165mm
Height: 243mm
Spine: 39mm
Weight 603g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Food, Food habits, Diet, Gastronomy
NBS Text Food & Drink: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 641.013
Catalogue Code 972836

Description of this Book

An award-winning food writer takes us on a global tour of what the world eats--and shows us how we can change it for the better Food is one of life's great joys. So why has eating become such a source of anxiety and confusion? Bee Wilson shows that in two generations the world has undergone a massive shift from traditional, limited diets to more globalized ways of eating, from bubble tea to quinoa, from Soylent to meal kits. Paradoxically, our diets are getting healthier and less healthy at the same time. For some, there has never been a happier food era than today: a time of unusual herbs, farmers' markets, and internet recipe swaps. Yet modern food also kills--diabetes and heart disease are on the rise everywhere on earth. This is a book about the good, the terrible, and the avocado toast. A riveting exploration of the hidden forces behind what we eat, The Way We Eat Now explains how this food revolution has transformed our bodies, our social lives, and the world we live in.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Merging impressive data with an engaging narrative style, The Way We Eat Now tackles the unsustainability of global food systems. Bee Wilson once again proves herself one of the world's most compelling voices in journalism, revealing how food is in danger of becoming an inferior good and offering a blueprint for practical ways to return real food to its rightful place at the table. This book should be required reading for everyone. --Darra Goldstein, founding editor of Gastronomica

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Author's Bio

Bee Wilson is a celebrated food writer, food historian, and author of five books, including First Bite: How We Learn to Eat and Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat. She has been named BBC Radio's food writer of the year and is a three-time Guild of Food Writers food journalist of the year. She writes a monthly column on food in the Wall Street Journal. She lives in Cambridge, England.

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