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Appetite for Change: How the Counterculture Took on the Food Industry

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In this engaging inquiry, originally published in 1989 and now fully updated for the twenty-first century, Warren J. Belasco considers the rise of the "countercuisine" in the 1960s, the subsequent success of mainstream businesses in turning granola, herbal tea, and other "revolutionary" foodstuffs into profitable products; the popularity of vegetarian and vegan diets; and...more
Paperback, 327 pages
Published November 7th 2006 by Cornell University Press (first published January 3rd 1990)
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Michael
I selected this book as yet another in a short line (very short) of food-related texts I occasionally check out with the faintest hope of informing better dietary choices (shall we say, it’s a rather slow season for us architects – even to the alarming degree that I now do much of the family grocery shopping… fortunately armed with excruciatingly detailed lists authored by the wife). Well written overall, the historical aspect of this story is very interesting. Belasco traces the “countercusine’...more
Emily
I'm excited to be taking US Food History this semester with Warren Belasco, so this was his first assigned text. In Appetite for Change he traces the emergence of the countercuisine, as well as the reactions to and context of it, before discussing how its concepts were eventually mainstreamed.

It is very interesting to read it at this particular time as so many of the elements appear in the current alternative food movement, but not just the elements of the countercuisine, but also characteristi...more
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Ennis_Tennyone
Great - remember to get this back out and look up some of the cookbooks, etc. mentioned.
Cara
Interesting historical look at how counterculture food became mainstreamed.
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