The Good Husband of Zebra DriveBook - 2007
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.
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.
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.