If you thought that you have to be well-off in order to really care for the quality of the food you eat, think again. Did you know, for example, that low-income households spend proportionately more on food than the affluent ones? This is but one of the many nuggets Tracie McMillan found during her thorough research of everything food-related in USA.
Her new book The American Way of Eating is both a wide-ranging survey and in-depth analysis, rich with suggestions and – why not? – provocations. In ten years, it appears, the country has changed significantly from the one portrayed in Eric Schlosser’s ground-breaking Fast Food Nation.
Determined to go beyond commonplace, covering a wide-ranging set of topics, from the eating habits to the food industry in America, McMillan worked undercover for two years, picking garlic in the fields of California or arranging tins and boxes on the shelves of major retailers.
The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart
Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table
by Tracie McMillan, Scribner Publisher