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 Post subject: Favorite non-cookbook book about food?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:53 pm 
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I'm looking for some food-related reading recommendations! Does anyone have any suggestions?

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 Post subject: Re: Favorite non-cookbook book about food?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 2:45 am 
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Fast food nation is pretty good, lots about the exploitation of food workers (not just animals) . http://www.amazon.com/Fast-Food-Nation- ... 0060938455


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite non-cookbook book about food?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 2:49 am 
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The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter by Peter Singer is really good, very easy to read.

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 Post subject: Re: Favorite non-cookbook book about food?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:02 am 
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gumbo tales is a good memoir.
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 Post subject: Re: Favorite non-cookbook book about food?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:07 am 
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I shouldn't suggest things that I haven't actually read, but i've been told that Jonathan Safran Foer's 'Eating Animals' is worth reading.


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite non-cookbook book about food?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:30 am 
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I like what I've read of Mary K Fisher, and also an anthology of spices with histories and other info for every spice imaginable (but can't remember the author...).


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite non-cookbook book about food?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:00 am 
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schwa wrote:
I shouldn't suggest things that I haven't actually read, but i've been told that Jonathan Safran Foer's 'Eating Animals' is worth reading.


yes, I definitely think so!


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