We are what we eat : a slow food manifesto / Alice Waters ; with Bob Carrau and Cristina Mueller.
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- ISBN: 9780525561538
- ISBN: 0525561536
- Physical Description: pages cm
- Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2021.
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Includes bibliographical references.
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 April #2
The redoubtable Waters (The Art of Simple Food) returns with a paean to the slow food movement, a passionate advocacy for the best flavors that food can provide. Waters lambastes the "fast food" culture ubiquitous in America and increasingly so in the larger world. She finds it seriously wanting in its emphasis on uniformity and cheapness, traits adapted from industrial manufacturing's reliance on mass production and interchangeability. Its most egregious faults come from its emphasis on speed and instant gratification: hurry up and eat and move on to the next eventâno savoring, no appreciation of the present moment. And industrial food relies on the subtle yet irresistible psychological manipulations of mass consumer advertising. Waters demands instead perfection of flavors, relying for satisfaction on fruits and vegetables appreciated in nature's rhythms of the passing seasons; foods gently, mindfully raised by farmers dedicated to sustainable agricultural practices. Waters is scarcely the first to advocate for such an approach to food, but her prominence in contemporary American cuisine adds heft to her enthusiasms.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Waters is a food-world legend, and this is an ideal title for discussion groups, sure to provoke passionate thoughts and feelings. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.
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