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Ever wondered why we make the food choices we do, how avocado toast catapulted to the top of our breakfast menu, why we order take out rather than take the time to cook, why we eat superfoods yet still stuff ourselves with crisps?
Bee Wilson is the expert qualified to answer all of these questions, and more, in her poignant new book: "The Way We Eat Now."
The seasoned food writer takes a trip around the world, examining the paradox that has largely reigned post war where a snacking culture and obesity are common and malnutrition, and starvation still exist, in both developing and developed countries.
We never snacked like this and we never binged like this. We never had so many superfoods, or so many chips. We were never quite so confused about food, and what it actually is.
However, this isn't a gloomy throwaway view of the confusing myriad of food choices we have to navigate daily, but more of a food stategy, where Wilson also offers some simple ways how to re-connect with our food and make more satisfying food choices.
Bee Wilson is an acclaimed food writer, historian and author and regularly speaks at conferences giving context to the food world live in. She has been named BBC Radio Four’s Food Writer of the Year and Fortnum & Mason Food Writer 2018. Other books include First Bite.