You’ve probably noticed a bit of a shift on this blog. Instead of just talking about food, I’m starting to cover more topics – chronic health, what’s going on with COVID-19, some more insights into my life. That shift is fully intentional.
I’m just wrapping up reading Salt Sugar and Fat, and I’ll be writing my review of it in the next week or so. In a couple days, I’ll be starting in on the next book on my list, which is The American Way of Eating.
Salt, Sugar, Fat – These 3 elements dictate our desires in ways we can’t even imagine. In Michael Moss’ book of the same name, he goes into the pull of these elements one by one, and delves into the secrets hidden within the food industry.
I love when you read a book, and for months after reading it, you end up quoting it to people. That’s what’s been happening to me and French Kids Eat Everything. I find myself in conversation saying things like, “Did you know that in France, children eat the same food as adults? There’s no kids’ […]
When I was growing up, I was pretty much the opposite of a picky eater. Sure, there are some foods I still don’t like, but I was always fairly adventurous. The rule at my parents’ house was I’d have to try three bites of something before I decided whether I liked it or not, and […]
It’s hard to know where to start when talking about a book like Cooked, a work that encompasses so many different topics and took me almost a year to read from start to finish. Don’t get me wrong, it was the opposite of boring or cumbersome, but there were so many plans I had laid […]
A Jewish family in the Chicago suburbs. The traditional Western Diet. A concept that food equals love, and that there’s never such a thing as too much love. These ideas set the scene for Jami Attenberg’s The Middlesteins.
Finally, a new installment of Good Reads, and a new book to talk about. While I loved reading In Defense of Food, I was definitely ready for something less information-dense. What I was craving next was a singular story.
If you haven’t already, read my takeaways from Part I and Part II of Michael Pollan’s book, In Defense of Food. And buy it already.
While Part I introduces us to the ins and out of nutritionism, Part II of Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food delves into the modern Western diet and its problems. Let’s face it, there wouldn’t be books about our diet if there wasn’t something seriously wrong about the way we’re all eating. Self-help books don’t […]