The Way We Eat Now is a delightful book written by British food writer, journalist and historian Bee Wilson. The book explains how our eating habits and how our relationship with food has changed over time. and will lead you to look at food with very different eyes.
The Way We Eat Now explains how some major foods dominate the market, how processed products cover a large part of our lives, and how easy it is to have access to food. She does not forget how eating habits affect our health and budget by giving different examples from many parts of the world. Have you noticed how everything from wine glasses to our plates grown bigger, and so we are eating more than ever? Last time you bought a plate, did you notice its size or even think about it? Besides, do we realize that we are feeding our children dozens of spoons of sugar?
To summarise, this is a well-researched book that I think everyone will enjoy reading and learn a lot. Food is life and with this in mind, we should be aware of what we eat and make choices accordingly.
About the book: The Way We Eat Now
We never snacked like this and we never binged like this. We never had so many superfoods, or so many chips. And we were never quite so confused about food, and what it actually is.
This is a book about the good, the terrible and the avocado toast. A riveting exploration of the hidden forces behind what we eat. The Way We Eat Now explains how modern food, in all its complexity, has transformed our lives and our world. To re-establish eating as something that gives us both joy and health, we need to find out where we are right now, how we got here and what it is that we share.
Award-winning food writer Bee Wilson explores everything from meal replacements such as Huel. The disappearing lunch hour, the rise of veganism, the lack of time to cook and prepare food. Also the rapid increase in food delivery services. And Bee provides her own doable strategies for how we might navigate the many options available to us to have a balanced, happier relationship with the food we eat.
About the author: Bee Wilson
Beatrice Dorothy “Bee” Wilson is a British food writer, journalist and historian. She is also the author of five books on food-related subjects.
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