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.
The premise of this book is intriguing to me. Tracie McMillan, a journalist based in Brooklyn, went undercover as a working-class American at Walmart, Applebees, and in a California field, and reports back on the food system’s inner workings.
We all know that healthy foods tend to cost more money, and those who can pay a high premium for food can do so if they wish, but there are many Americans that don’t have the option, or don’t feel like they have the option. I’m very interested to read what she finds out living in the working class and what problems she encounters. We should all have access to healthy, affordable food, but it’s unfortunately not the reality in most areas.
So, if you want to read along with me, pick up The American Way of Eating, and we’ll work on solving food system problems together.