Filled with fascinating facts, many of which will come as a surprise to the reader. ... Breezy, irreverent, often quite funny, Devoured nonetheless has a serious message. (Barron's) An engaging anthropological guide to our countrys obsession with Pumpkin Spice Lattes and affection for Two Buck Chuck. ... Reads more like a bonbon-studded TED talk than an eat-your-spinach slog. (Seattle Times) Devoured is a well-researched and fascinating exploration of what we eat, how we eat and why. It is only with this understanding of our food culture that we stand a chance of improving our food system. Devoured is a great contribution to this endeavor. (Sam Kass, Senior Food Analyst for NBC News and former White House Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition) Reading [Devoured] could change the way you eat. (San Jose Mercury News) A wild and witty romp through the zaniness that infuses todays American culture of food. (Michael Moss, author of the New York Times bestseller Salt Sugar Fat) This book is for anyone who eats food (even if its Soylent). Its a fun and thought-provoking tour of the bizarre stuff we now consume. You wont look at your dinner -- or lunch, breakfast, snack, or whatever Doritos Locos Taco is -- the same way again. (New York Times bestselling author A.J. Jacobs) Engrossing. ... Well-written. ... Combines insights from behavioral economics, food science, psychology, and Egans personal observations. (Publishers Weekly) Entertaining Humorous An informative look at what Americans eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and all those snack times in between and how our eating habits are changing who we are. (Kirkus Reviews) Well-researched, fascinating and witty. (Shelf Awareness) Using relatable examples, anecdotes, and convincing research, [Egan] highlights what characterizes our countrys approach to food and makes it unique. (Bustle) A must read about how our behaviors influence our diets and vice versa. (Rachel Berman, RD, CDN, Head of Content for Verywell)
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