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Paradoxically why they also make America’s cuisine so greatEgan raises a host of intriguing uestions Why does McDonald’s have 107 items on its menu Why are breakfast sandwiches protein bars and gluten free anything so popular Will bland soul less meal replacements like Soylent revolutionize our definition of a meal The search for answers takes her across the culinary landscape from the prioritization of convenience over health to the unintended conseuences of “perks” like free meals for employees; the American obsession with “having it our way” to the su. There s some promise here And an interesting topic But ultimately I found myself drowning in facts Lots of little bits of facts Number of items for sale in a grocery store say Many of the facts are interesting but after a while it s too much like reading an almanac And while she makes good and interesting points they too are overwhelmed by all the tiny little facts I can imagine that having gathered them all one wants to use them and many of them are the kind of thing you want to immediately go and tell someone else Some of her observations are also intriguing the way our culture shapes our beliefs about food is something I find fascinating But ultimately I would have preferred a much sparing use of facts and a good deal well thought out observational synthesis Burning Attraction raises a host of intriguing uestions Why does McDonald’s have 107 items on its menu Why are breakfast sandwiches protein bars and gluten free anything so popular Will bland soul less meal The Numbers Game replacements like Soylent Tall man riding. revolutionize our definition of a meal The search for answers takes her across the culinary landscape from the prioritization of convenience over health to the unintended conseuences of “perks” like free meals for employees; the American obsession with “having it our way” to the su. There s some promise here And an interesting topic But ultimately I found myself drowning in facts Lots of little bits of facts Number of items for sale in a grocery store say Many of the facts are interesting but after a while it s too much like The 7 Components of Transformative Organizing Theory reading an almanac And while she makes good and interesting points they too are overwhelmed by all the tiny little facts I can imagine that having gathered them all one wants to use them and many of them are the kind of thing you want to immediately go and tell someone else Some of her observations are also intriguing the way our culture shapes our beliefs about food is something I find fascinating But ultimately I would have preferred a much sparing use of facts and a good deal well thought out observational synthesis

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A provocative look at how and what Americans eat and why a flavorful blend of The Omnivore’s Dilemma Salt Sugar Fat and Freakonomics that reveals how the way we live shapes the way we eatFood writer and Culinary Institute of America director 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. Covers a lot of the same ground as Pandora s Lunchbox Salt Sugar Fat The Dorito Effect but if you enjoy those books as I have you ll like this one too Sophie Egan has a conversational style and seems ready to try anything A few of the topics in Devoured that I don t recall seeing in the other books of this type are stunt foods such as KFC s Double Down and products that promote what they DON T contain such as gluten free

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Rge of Starbucks Chipotle and other chains individualizing the eating experience; from high culture artisan and organic and what exactly “natural” means to low culture the sale of 100 million Taco Bell Doritos Locos Tacos in ten weeks She also looks at how America’s cuisine like the nation itself has been shaped by diverse influences from across the globe Forked weaves together insights from the fields of psychology anthropology food science and behavior economics as well as myriad examples from daily life to create a powerful and uniue look at food in America. Fascinating It s no secret I find the subject of food interesting but this comprehensive exploration of American food culture exceeded my expectations To use a terrible horrible no good very bad pun I devoured it Author Sophie Egan discusses in depth how and why we eat the way we do here in the twenty first century United States of America From the sad desk lunch to family dinners to our reliance on convenience foods our habits are NOT in line with those of our ancestors She also tackles how wine gained popularity much of the credit goes to none other than Joe Coulombe aka Trader Joe and his famous or infamous Two Buck Chuck false shortages in the days prior to the iconic American Super Bowl holiday anyone remember the cries of lack of chicken wings or avocados and the popularity of absence foods that is those lacking fat carbs sodium etc And pleasing to my proud Italian roots are you reading this Dad why Italian American food has had such a significant impact on our socie


10 thoughts on “Devoured

  1. says:

    35 stars I don't like the subtitle 'How What We Eat Defines Who We Are' nor do I think it's entirely fitting or descriptive of what the book

  2. says:

    When I think about food it's usually in the context of what am I going to make for dinner or gnashing my teeth in irritation about coworkers evangelizing about their latest fad diets Food is a huge part of our culture and our identity a fact that I was made well aware of when creating a faerie world in which people don't eat But what is American food culture? Egan takes a stab at discussing it in this bookEgan begins talking about

  3. says:

    Covers a lot of the same ground as Pandora's Lunchbox Salt Sugar Fat The Dorito Effect but if you enjoy those books as I have you'll like this one too Sophie Egan has a conversational style and seems ready to try anything A few of the topics in Devoured that I don't recall seeing in the other books of this type are stunt foods such as KFC's Double Down and products that promote what they DON'T contain such as gluten free

  4. says:

    Sophie Egan's Devoured How What We Eat Defines Who We Are probes the s of American food culture to find out what unites and divides us Egan argues that food mirrors the American mindset reflecting our common habits tendencies and li

  5. says:

    There's some promise here And an interesting topic But ultimately I found myself drowning in facts Lots of little bits of facts Numbe

  6. says:

    The writing was so horrible that I couldn't make it than 20 pages into the book Everything was a hipster conversational type comment and there was no coherency to the narrative I had high hopes for the book but it wasn't wo

  7. says:

    Fascinating It's no secret I find the subject of food interesting but this comprehensive exploration of American food culture exceeded my expectations To use a terrible horrible no good very bad pun I devoured it Author Sophie Egan discusses in depth how and why we eat the way we do here in the twenty first century United States of America From the sad desk lunch to family dinners to our reliance on convenience foods our habits are NOT in

  8. says:

    There are several things I would like to say about this book I won on Goodreads First the subtitle “How what we eat defines who we are” is misleading A better one would be “How who we are defines how we eat” or something like that Indeed Sophie Egan explains mainly why we “Americans” eat how we eat Second this book would be directed to people liking trivia A lot of information the organization is no

  9. says:

    I read half of this and listened to half of it It's easy to read lots of fun facts scattered throughout The auth

  10. says:

    I basically do not know how her editor let certain language pass rather it should be titled Food Diaries of a High School Blogger Don't get my wrong she is clearly well readversed in the subject matter and I learned something from it but language is everything and it just felt odd

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