The Gospel of Food

(book, Barry Glassner)

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h4. From the publisher

From the author of the national bestseller [%amazonProductLink asin=0465014909 "The Culture of Fear" newpage=true] comes a rallying cry to abandon food fads and myths for calmer and more pleasurable eating.

For many Americans, eating is a religion. We worship at the temples of celebrity chefs. We raise our children to believe that certain foods are good and others are bad. We believe that if we eat the right foods, we will live longer, and if we eat in the right places, we will raise our social status. 

Yet what we believe to be true about food is, in fact, quite contradictory. Offering part exposé, part social commentary, sociologist Barry Glassner talks to chefs, food chemists, nutritionists, and restaurant critics about the way we eat. Helping us recognize the myths, half-truths, and guilt trips they promulgate, [%amazonCartLink asin=9780060501211 "The Gospel of Food" newpage=true] liberates us for greater joy at the table.

h3. Interview

Read an interview with the author:

 * The food iconclast