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The Meaning of Food

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"Tell me what you eat and I'll tell you who you are." --Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Every living thing needs food to survive, but for humans, food has a much deeper and more complex significance. This beautifully illustrated, thought-provoking book explores the role of food in our lives, going on location to thirteen ethnic communities across the United States and examining, t
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by Globe Pequot (first published January 1st 2005)
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Aug 04, 2010 k2 added it
This has become my bedtime reading book. Talks about links between food, life rituals, religion and provides a historical background on each subject. Pretty interesting.
This companion book to the public television series, "The Meaning of Food," reminds readers of the role food and cooking plays in people's lives.
Aug 15, 2008 Laura rated it really liked it
Jeremy got this free for participating in an OPB panel. Very interesting! I learned a lot of interesting facts, and enjoyed thinking about all the yummy foods they talked about.
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This look about the way we react to and relate to food is okay, but superficial. The few recipes seem out of place.
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