We Are What We Eat

We Are What We Eat

We Are What We Eat

From chef and food activist Alice Waters, an impassioned plea for a radical reconsideration of the way each and every one of us cooks and eats In We Are What We Eat, Alice Waters urges us to take up the mantle of slow food culture, the philosophy at the core of her life’s work. When Waters first opened Chez Panisse in 1971, she did so with the intention of feeding people good food during a time of political turmoil. Customers responded to the locally sourced organic ingredients, to the dishes made by hand, and to the welcoming hospitality that infused the small space—human qualities that were disappearing from a country increasingly seduced by takeout, frozen dinners, and prepackaged ingredients. Waters came to see that the phenomenon of fast food culture, which prioritized cheapness, availability, and speed, was not only ruining our health, but also dehumanizing the ways we live and relate to one another. Over years of working with regional farmers, Waters and her partners learned how geography and seasonal fluctuations affect the ingredients on the menu, as well as about the dangers of pesticides, the plight of fieldworkers, and the social, economic, and environmental threats posed by industrial farming and food distribution. So many of the serious problems we face in the world today—from illness, to social unrest, to economic disparity, and environmental degradation—are all, at their core, connected to food. Fortunately, there is an antidote. Waters argues that by eating in a “slow food way,” each of us—like the community around her restaurant—can be empowered to prioritize and nurture a different kind of culture, one that champions values such as biodiversity, seasonality, stewardship, and pleasure in work. This is a declaration of action against fast food values, and a working theory about what we can do to change the course. As Waters makes clear, every decision we make about what we put in our mouths affects not only our bodies but also the world at large—our families, our communities, and our environment. We have the power to choose what we eat, and we have the potential for individual and global transformation—simply by shifting our relationship to food. All it takes is a taste.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Alice Waters
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2021-06-01
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9780525561545


We Are What We Eat

We Are What We Eat

A photographic book which shows children enjoying healthy food. A fun food character is built up with different fruits and vegetables.

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Genre : Diet
Author : Sally Smallwood
Publisher : Zero to Ten
Release : 2010
Total Pages : 28 Pages
ISBN : 9781840895674


We Are What We Eat

We Are What We Eat

We Are What We Eat follows the fortunes of dozens of enterprising immigrant cooks and grocers, street hawkers and restaurateurs who have cultivated and changed the tastes of native-born Americans from the seventeenth century to the present. The book draws a surprisingly peaceful picture of American ethnic relations, in which "Americanized" foods like Spaghetti-Os happily coexist with painstakingly pure ethnic dishes and creative hybrids

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Donna R. Gabaccia
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2009-06-30
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780674037441


See What We Eat

See What We Eat

An award-winning author and illustrator uses accessible language and familiar characters from his other books to encourage young children to make healthy choices about what they eat, while introducing each basic food group. Full color.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Scot Ritchie
Publisher : Kids Can Press Ltd
Release : 2017-09-05
Total Pages : 32 Pages
ISBN : 9781771386180


The Way We Eat Now

The Way We Eat Now

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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Genre : Social Science
Author : Bee Wilson
Publisher : Basic Books
Release : 2019-05-07
Total Pages : 400 Pages
ISBN : 9780465093984


How We Eat

How We Eat

An entertaining and timely exploration of how our food—from where it’s grown to how we buy it—is in the midst of a transformation, showing how this is our chance to do better, for us, for our children, and for our planet, from a global expert on consumer behavior. Our food system—how we produce, process, distribute, and consume food—is broken. But we have the opportunity to do better. Market researcher and bestselling author Paco Underhill sets out to solve these problems and show us where our eating and driving lives are headed in his newest book, How We Eat. Hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as “a Sherlock Holmes for retailers,” Underhill takes an upbeat, hopeful, and characteristically witty approach to how we can change the way we consume. How We Eat reveals the future of food in surprising ways, like how the city is getting country-fied with the rise of farmer’s markets and rooftop farms; how supermarkets are on their way out with their most valuable real estate, their parking lot, for growing their own food and hosting community events; and how marijuana farmers, who have been using artificial light to grow a crop for years, have developed a playbook so mainstream merchants and farmers across the world can grow food in an uncertain future. Paco Underhill is the expert behind the most prominent brands, consumer habits, and market trends and the author of multiple highly acclaimed books, including Why We Buy. In How We Eat, he shows how food intersects with every major battle we face today, from political and environmental to economic and racial, and invites you to the market to discover more.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Paco Underhill
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2022-01-04
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781982127121


We Are What We Eat

We Are What We Eat

Do your kids eat too much sugar? Do you find yourself saying, "eat your vegetables" all too often? Many parents are becoming aware of how effective it is to feed their kids healthy food. Feeding your family nutritious, whole foods is one of the best ways you can be pro-active in keeping them healthy! Encourage them to love real food with this catchy new book about all the delicious and nutritious whole food choices! These talking, rhyming food characters will make you laugh while giving you some great ideas. Your kids will start to recognize the difference between foods that are nourishing to their bodies and foods that aren't. They will be telling YOU when a certain treat is going to make them feel yucky from their head to their feet! Parents love reading it and kids love hearing it! You will laugh at some of the great ideas, and some of the not so great ideas, when it comes to filling your plate! We Are What We Eat is a fun way to help you to be mindful while you eat, and encourage your kids to do the same. Vegan friendly!

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Author : Kristy Hammill
Publisher : Kristy Hammill
Release : 2017-12-30
Total Pages : 28 Pages
ISBN : 1775163814


Consuming Geographies

Consuming Geographies

Food occupies a seemingly mundane position in all our lives, yet the ways we think about shopping, cooking and eating are actually intensely reflexive. The daily pick and mix of our eating habits is one way we experience spatial scale. From the relationship of our food intake to our body-shape, to the impact of our tastes upon global food-production regimes, we all read food consumption as a practice which impacts on our sense of place. Drawing on anthropological, sociological and cultural readings of food consumption, as well as empirical material on shopping, cooking, food technology and the food media, this book demonstrates the importance of space and place in identity formation. We all think place (and) identity through food - we are where we eat!

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Genre : Science
Author : David Bell
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-01-11
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781135103231


Why We Eat What We Eat

Why We Eat What We Eat

Sokolov says that Columbus greatly influenced our eating habits when such New World delights as tomatoes, chocolate, green beans, chili peppers, and maize were introduced into cuisine throughout the world and when the delicacies of the Old World found their way into the cooking pots of America. Sokolov is the Leisure & Arts Editor of The Wall Street Journal.

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Genre : Cooking
Author : Raymond Sokolov
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 1993-04-05
Total Pages : 254 Pages
ISBN : 9780671797911


How We Eat

How We Eat

Tracing culinary customs from the Stone Age to the stovetop range, from the raw to the nuked, this book elucidates the factors and myths shaping Americans' eating habits. The diversity of food habits and rituals is considered from a psychological perspective. Explored are questions such as Why does the working class prefer sweet drinks over bitter? Why do the affluent tend to roast their potatoes? and What is so comforting about macaroni and cheese anyway? The many contradictions of Americans' relationships with food are identified: food is both a primal source of sensual pleasure and a major cultural anxiety; Americans adore celebrity chefs, but no one cooks at home anymore; the gourmet health food industry is soaring, yet a longtime love affair with fast food endures. The future of food is also covered, including speculation about whether traditional meals will one day evolve into the mere popping of a nutrition capsule.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Leon Rappoport
Publisher : ECW Press
Release : 2010-11-10
Total Pages : 175 Pages
ISBN : 9781554902415