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The Devil's Picnic by Taras Grescoe
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Nov 14, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: foodie, travel, nonfiction, biography-memoir, essays, rws-2011-spring, 2011-read

I had expected something more like a travel detailing gross foods, but what I got was something more like The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals for food regulations. The book focuses on the political and scientific basis for banning certain foods or drugs and generally makes a strong case for more sensible regulations rather than prohibitions.

Before reading the book, I generally knew that our policies were silly and that a "War on Drugs" makes no sense, but I'm now armed with a more coherent and fact-based argument.

Very interesting read.

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