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Perfection Salad by Laura Shapiro
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Mar 16, 2008

did not like it
bookshelves: food-glorious-food, frogged
Read in March, 2008

I would move this to my "read" or "2008" shelf, but that would be dishonest, because I couldn't finish the book. If I had been required to read it, for class or something, I might have gotten through more of it. I found the writing dense, much of the topical coverage uninteresting, and the 1/2 or 3/4 that I read largely scattered. I wish this book had lived up to its promise to "uncover[] our ancestors' widespread obsession with food [and] tell[] us why we think as we do about food today..." but it didn't. Skip it.
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