We Are What We Eat

We Are What We Eat

We Are What We Eat

From chef and food activist Alice Waters, an impassioned plea for a radical reconsideration of the way each and every one of us cooks and eats In We Are What We Eat, Alice Waters urges us to take up the mantle of slow food culture, the philosophy at the core of her life’s work. When Waters first opened Chez Panisse in 1971, she did so with the intention of feeding people good food during a time of political turmoil. Customers responded to the locally sourced organic ingredients, to the dishes made by hand, and to the welcoming hospitality that infused the small space—human qualities that were disappearing from a country increasingly seduced by takeout, frozen dinners, and prepackaged ingredients. Waters came to see that the phenomenon of fast food culture, which prioritized cheapness, availability, and speed, was not only ruining our health, but also dehumanizing the ways we live and relate to one another. Over years of working with regional farmers, Waters and her partners learned how geography and seasonal fluctuations affect the ingredients on the menu, as well as about the dangers of pesticides, the plight of fieldworkers, and the social, economic, and environmental threats posed by industrial farming and food distribution. So many of the serious problems we face in the world today—from illness, to social unrest, to economic disparity, and environmental degradation—are all, at their core, connected to food. Fortunately, there is an antidote. Waters argues that by eating in a “slow food way,” each of us—like the community around her restaurant—can be empowered to prioritize and nurture a different kind of culture, one that champions values such as biodiversity, seasonality, stewardship, and pleasure in work. This is a declaration of action against fast food values, and a working theory about what we can do to change the course. As Waters makes clear, every decision we make about what we put in our mouths affects not only our bodies but also the world at large—our families, our communities, and our environment. We have the power to choose what we eat, and we have the potential for individual and global transformation—simply by shifting our relationship to food. All it takes is a taste.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Alice Waters
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2021-06-01
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9780525561545


We Are What We Eat

We Are What We Eat

Introduces young readers to the basics of healthy eating, while making them aware of their five senses.

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Genre : Diet
Author : Sally Smallwood
Publisher : Zero to Ten
Release : 2010
Total Pages : 48 Pages
ISBN : 9781840895674


We Are What We Eat

We Are What We Eat

We Are What We Eat follows the fortunes of dozens of enterprising immigrant cooks and grocers, street hawkers and restaurateurs who have cultivated and changed the tastes of native-born Americans from the seventeenth century to the present. The book draws a surprisingly peaceful picture of American ethnic relations, in which "Americanized" foods like Spaghetti-Os happily coexist with painstakingly pure ethnic dishes and creative hybrids

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Donna R. Gabaccia
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2009-06-30
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780674037441


See What We Eat

See What We Eat

An award-winning author and illustrator uses accessible language and familiar characters from his other books to encourage young children to make healthy choices about what they eat, while introducing each basic food group. Full color.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Scot Ritchie
Publisher : Kids Can Press Ltd
Release : 2017-09-05
Total Pages : 36 Pages
ISBN : 9781771386180


How We Eat

How We Eat

An entertaining and timely exploration of how our food—from where it’s grown to how we buy it—is in the midst of a transformation, showing how this is our chance to do better, for us, for our children, and for our planet, from a global expert on consumer behavior. Our food system—how we produce, process, distribute, and consume food—is broken. But we have the opportunity to do better. Market researcher and bestselling author Paco Underhill sets out to solve these problems and show us where our eating and driving lives are headed in his newest book, How We Eat. Hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as “a Sherlock Holmes for retailers,” Underhill takes an upbeat, hopeful, and characteristically witty approach to how we can change the way we consume. How We Eat reveals the future of food in surprising ways, like how the city is getting country-fied with the rise of farmer’s markets and rooftop farms; how supermarkets are on their way out with their most valuable real estate, their parking lot, for growing their own food and hosting community events; and how marijuana farmers, who have been using artificial light to grow a crop for years, have developed a playbook so mainstream merchants and farmers across the world can grow food in an uncertain future. Paco Underhill is the expert behind the most prominent brands, consumer habits, and market trends and the author of multiple highly acclaimed books, including Why We Buy. In How We Eat, he shows how food intersects with every major battle we face today, from political and environmental to economic and racial, and invites you to the market to discover more.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Paco Underhill
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2022-01-04
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781982127121


Mindless Eating

Mindless Eating

A food psychologist identifies hidden factors, motivations, and cues that cause overeating and offers practical solutions to help avoid these hidden traps and enjoy food without putting on excess pounds.

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Genre : Health & Fitness
Author : Brian Wansink
Publisher : Bantam
Release : 2006
Total Pages : 215 Pages
ISBN : 9780553804348


Why We Eat Healthy Foods

Why We Eat Healthy Foods

Do you know what foods are good for you? It's not just vegetables! Find out more about eating healthy and why it's important. Lively, carefully leveled text, age-appropriate critical thinking questions, and colorful photos help young readers learn about healthy habits.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Rosalyn Clark
Publisher : Bumba Books (R) -- Health Matt
Release : 2018
Total Pages : 28 Pages
ISBN : 9781541511064


We Are What We Eat

We Are What We Eat

Do your kids eat too much sugar? Do you find yourself saying, "eat your vegetables" all too often? Many parents are becoming aware of how effective it is to feed their kids healthy food. Feeding your family nutritious, whole foods is one of the best ways you can be pro-active in keeping them healthy! Encourage them to love real food with this catchy new book about all the delicious and nutritious whole food choices! These talking, rhyming food characters will make you laugh while giving you some great ideas. Your kids will start to recognize the difference between foods that are nourishing to their bodies and foods that aren't. They will be telling YOU when a certain treat is going to make them feel yucky from their head to their feet! Parents love reading it and kids love hearing it! You will laugh at some of the great ideas, and some of the not so great ideas, when it comes to filling your plate! We Are What We Eat is a fun way to help you to be mindful while you eat, and encourage your kids to do the same. Vegan friendly!

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Author : Kristy Hammill
Publisher : Kristy Hammill
Release : 2017-12-30
Total Pages : 28 Pages
ISBN : 1775163814


Why We Eat How We Eat

Why We Eat How We Eat

Why We Eat, How We Eat maps new terrains in thinking about relations between bodies and foods. With the central premise that food is both symbolic and material, the volume explores the intersections of current critical debates regarding how individuals eat and why they eat. Through a wide-ranging series of case studies it examines how foods and bodies both haphazardly encounter, and actively engage with, one another in ways that are simultaneously material, social, and political. The aim and uniqueness of this volume is therefore the creation of a multidisciplinary dialogue through which to produce new understandings of these encounters that may be invisible to more established paradigms. In so doing, Why We Eat, How We Eat concomitantly employs eating as a tool - a novel way of looking - while also drawing attention to the term 'eating' itself, and to the multiple ways in which it can be constituted. The volume asks what eating is - what it performs and silences, what it produces and destroys, and what it makes present and absent. It thereby traces the webs of relations and multiple scales in which eating bodies are entangled; in diverse and innovative ways, contributors demonstrate that eating draws into relationships people, places and objects that may never tangibly meet, and show how these relations are made and unmade with every mouthful. By illuminating these contemporary encounters, Why We Eat, How We Eat offers an empirically grounded richness that extends previous approaches to foods and bodies.

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Genre : Science
Author : Emma-Jayne Abbots
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-02-11
Total Pages : 326 Pages
ISBN : 9781134766031


Consuming Geographies

Consuming Geographies

Food occupies a seemingly mundane position in all our lives, yet the ways we think about shopping, cooking and eating are actually intensely reflexive. The daily pick and mix of our eating habits is one way we experience spatial scale. From the relationship of our food intake to our body-shape, to the impact of our tastes upon global food-production regimes, we all read food consumption as a practice which impacts on our sense of place. Drawing on anthropological, sociological and cultural readings of food consumption, as well as empirical material on shopping, cooking, food technology and the food media, this book demonstrates the importance of space and place in identity formation. We all think place (and) identity through food - we are where we eat!

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Genre : Science
Author : David Bell
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-01-11
Total Pages : 266 Pages
ISBN : 9781135103231