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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 society and why it has been so eagerly embraced by the majority of those with working taste buds pasta pizza cheese bread duh I was so throughly impressed with the research uality of writing and down to earth humor I was able to overlook her status as a millennial and simply savor this engaging read Jadę sobie. Azja. Przewodnik dla podróżujących kobiet been shaped Sweet Alien (Reestrian Mates, by diverse influences from across the globe Forked weaves together insights from the fields of psychology anthropology food science and Detective Wanda Wolfe 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 Riverside. Sen w wysokiej rozdzielczości but this comprehensive exploration of American food culture exceeded my expectations To use a terrible horrible no good very Dreams of Glass 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 society and why it has Zawieszenie niewiary been so eagerly embraced Healing Sex by the majority of those with working taste Spark (Stronger, buds pasta pizza cheese Wonder Woman and Philosophy bread duh I was so throughly impressed with the research uality of writing and down to earth humor I was able to overlook her status as a millennial and simply savor this engaging read

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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. 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 a hypothetical American office worker s typical eating day In fact a large chunk of the book talks about the relationship between food and work Some of it was uite enlightening If you snack and who doesn t you eat than people who just eat meals because the not meal nature of a snack falls outside of what you consider your daily intake She talks about how typical the snack heavy day is for a typical worker especially with the donuts that someone else brings in the company provided chocolates the portable lunch eaten at a computer aptly named Sad Desk Lunch This will seem eye openingly familiar to anyone who works a white collar corporate job and baffling to people whose work doesn t involve a monitor and a keyboard Considering her hypothetical worker is in his thirties and works at Google I can t say that there s much typical about him except the snacking all day But it did make me think about the times when I had a Kind bar instead of cooking myself breakfast and about how much chocolate I consume now that I m in a desk job though the emergency chocolate at home can remain unconsumed for half a year or Egan also focuses primarily on millennials as she herself is one This really bothered me because if millennials are doing research and writing books that means millennials are adults and if millennials are adults that means I m one too when the heck did that happen She focuses on some millennial driven change that is positive and some that is negative On the positive side she puts brunch a secular church or way of lingering over a meal to savor pleasure and camaraderie with friends regardless of the time cost She also includes fusion food creating new and wonderful dishes based on creativity over adherence to tradition food trucks and alternate packaging for wine On the negative side she puts over proteined diets energy bars and other packaged food Soylent she finds particularly egregious eating at your desk stunt foods such as oreo shakes or Doritos Locos tacos and diets of any kind This is the first place I ve heard about a study that proved what I myself believed my whole life dieting of any kind will make you fatter in the long runEgan also discusses briefly the history of certain aspects of American cuisine such as our love of Italian food and the rise of Trader Joe s and the democratization of wine She touches on what the cover promises How What We Eat Defines Who We Are but that s just a brief five categories which don t seem obvious or inclusive and also don t really tell us anything about us personally not even anything as obvious as conservative housewives are likely to use cheese in baked dishes or high educated single women consume the most kale I d give it 5 stars if it actually delivered what the cover promised and if she stopped using like when she meant such as which probably bothers no one but meBut even though the book doesn t deliver on what the cover promises it still contains a lot of fascinating information Egan hasn t done much of her own firsthand research but she s got access to uite a few excellent secondary sources including the renowned author Brian Wansink with whom she studied and some food industry giants whom she interviewedThis is a fun and informative read if you re interested in food and culture though if you re a die hard dieter in the throes of your newest food cult you ll probably get indignant that the author isn t a disciple of the one true word The rest of us will get something out of it

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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. 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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 is actually about In short Egan's book is very much like a Mary Roach book focusing on American food culture I had the thought while reading that if Michael Pollan and Mary Roach were smashed together into a book baby you'd get Devoured It's definitely an enjoyable read for anyone i

  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 ou

  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

  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 habi

  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 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 overwh

  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

  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

  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 not always clear The

  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 author seems to have done her research The author is snarky Oh and I don't eat airline food Talk about fifty shades

  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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