The way we eat now
Paperback, 384 pp. by Bee Wilson | Item Catalogue Number: 34164
Bee Wilson an award-winning food writer takes us on a global tour of what the world eats – and shows us how we can change it for the better.
Food is one of life’s great joys. So why has eating become such a source of anxiety and confusion?
Bee Wilson shows that in two generations the world has undergone a massive shift from traditional, limited diets to more globalized ways of eating, from bubble tea to quinoa, from Soylent to meal kits.
Paradoxically, our diets are getting healthier and less healthy at the same time. For some, there has never been a happier food era than today: a time of unusual herbs, farmers’ markets, and internet recipe swaps. Yet modern food also kills – diabetes and heart disease are on the rise everywhere on earth.
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 this food revolution has transformed our bodies, our social lives, and the world we live in.
About the Author
Bee Wilson is a celebrated food writer, food historian, and author of five books, including First Bite: How We Learn to Eat and Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat. She has been named BBC Radio’s food writer of the year and is a three-time Guild of Food Writers food journalist of the year. She writes a monthly column on food in the Wall Street Journal. She lives in Cambridge, England.
“The Way We Eat Now is both useful and informative, thoroughly and enterprisingly reported. … Wilson presents a remarkable array of data, often in unusual and striking charts, and delivers numerous surprises.”—New York Times
“You have to read this book.”—Nigella Lawson