The Gospel of Food: Everything You Think You Know About Food Is Wrong

The Gospel of Food: Everything You Think You Know About Food Is Wrong Review

Enjoy what you eat.

From the author of the national bestseller The Culture of Fear comes a rallying cry to abandon food fads and myths for calmer and more pleasurable eating.

For many Americans, eating is a religion. We worship at the temples of celebrity chefs. We raise our children to believe that certain foods are good and others are bad. We believe that if we eat the right foods, we will live longer, and if we eat in the right places, we will raise our social status. Yet what we believe to be true about food is, in fact, quite contradictory. Offering part exposé, part social com-mentary, sociologist Barry Glassner talks to chefs, food chemists, nutritionists, and restaurant critics about the way we eat. Helping us recognize the myths, half-truths, and guilt trips they promulgate, The Gospel of Food liberates us for greater joy at the table.

Title:The Gospel of Food: Everything You Think You Know About Food Is Wrong
Edition Language:English

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  • Ellen

    I'm giving this book one star because I feel angry at it. This book does contain some good points that have affected the way I think about food and dieting, but they are buried in layer upon layer of ...

  • Sarahfina

    My god. Where do I begin with this book?Lets start with all of the breathless reviews by the NY Times, LA Times, etc. Their raving reviews baffle me. Next I should explain that I went in a fan. I like...

  • Katie

    this book reminds me of his other book, the culture of fear, as well as freakonomics and other books that question conventional wisdom, and don't really make any strong conclusions. i found the sectio...

  • Cynthia

    I stumbled upon The Gospel Of Food by Barry Glassner in the library. It's well written.It's non-fiction, but reads like a good novel.It's fun for foodies.It's humorous. It's good to talk about food an...

  • Tima

    glassner's storytelling is not my style, but the information in the book is excellent...

  • Joseybird

    First, the reason why I didn't give this book 1 star: it makes a few excellent points, successfully arguing why Big Food and Fast Food isn't "evil," like some extremists seem to be arguing, and succes...

  • David

    The title sums up the premise of Glassner's book fairly accurately. He makes some valid points throughout the book, but they ultimately get lost, due to a lack of organization, signposting, and an ove...

  • Karl

    This book should be read by everyone who eats. As with Glassner's previous THE CULTURE OF FEAR, this book adjusted my cultural perspective. If you've ever eaten, been tempted to eat, or not eaten some...

  • Pati

    Gee, I'm really hungry.I enjoyed this book overall. It follows the same style as Freakonomics, which I loved. I was frustrated by the lack of conclusions. The author never promised any, but somehow I ...

  • Sarah

    Strikingly similar to Michael Pollan's, In Defense of Food. Nonetheless, a well-researched and executed book poking holes in many of the prevalent theories surrounding food and nutrition.Glassner diff...