Food writing regards food not only as a substance, but also as a cultural phenomenon. Food writer John T. Edge explains how the genre views its topic: "Food is essential to life. It’s arguably our nation’s biggest industry. Food, not sex, is our most frequently indulged pleasure. Food—too much, not enough, the wrong kind, the wrong frequency—is one of our society’s greatest causes of disease and death." Food writer Mark Kurlansky links this vision of food directly to food writing, giving the genre's scope and range when he observes: “Food is about agriculture, about ecology, about man’s relati ...more

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417 books — 508 voters
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99 books — 101 voters
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Life in a Foreign Country
349 books — 215 voters

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Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
Salt: A World History
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William Shakespeare
This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.
William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Mark Twain
Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.
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