The Good Husband of Zebra Drive

The Good Husband of Zebra Drive

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Baker & Taylor
Argues for an end to food fads and renewed support for calmer and more pleasurable eating, discussing how America's fear-based admiration of celebrity chefs and high-status restaurants has led to unhealthy relationships with food.

HARPERCOLL

Enjoy what you eat.

From the author of the national bestseller The Culture of Fear comes a rallying cry to abandon food fads and myths for calmer and more pleasurable eating.

For many Americans, eating is a religion. We worship at the temples of celebrity chefs. We raise our children to believe that certain foods are good and others are bad. We believe that if we eat the right foods, we will live longer, and if we eat in the right places, we will raise our social status. Yet what we believe to be true about food is, in fact, quite contradictory. Offering part exposé, part social com-mentary, sociologist Barry Glassner talks to chefs, food chemists, nutritionists, and restaurant critics about the way we eat. Helping us recognize the myths, half-truths, and guilt trips they promulgate, The Gospel of Food liberates us for greater joy at the table.



Baker
& Taylor

The author of The Culture of Fear presents an argument for an end to food fads and renewed support for calmer and more pleasurable eating, discussing how America's fear-based admiration of celebrity chefs, high-status restaurants, and nutrition experts has caused many to develop unhealthy relationships with food. 40,000 first printing.

Publisher: Toronto : A. A. Knopf, c2007
ISBN: 9780060501211
0060501219
9780676976267
Branch Call Number: FIC McCal
Characteristics: 213 p.

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jbeckber
Aug 15, 2008

As always, a light and fun read.

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KarenW
May 24, 2007

While the eighth installment in the series seems to be more of the same, I have to admit that I love the generous helping. All the characters are back and in new predicaments that challenge their world in ways that they need to seek the wisdom of each other in order to deal with the problems that make up their work. And maybe life would be more exciting for Mma Makutsi or Charlie if they worked some place else, they come back to the place they can call home. And when Mr. J. L. B. Matekoni finds himself up to his neck in detecting, it is his charming wife that leads him to the truth. All in all, a very satisfying helping but I can always use more!

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