Eating is the most common way to celebrate in our culture, the most visible way to indulge ourselves. And yet few things have such power over our lives — it controls us as consumers, as social animals, as guilty creatures of appetite.
Through a lively mixture of history, memoir, sociology and family recipe, Tisdale explores our public and private attitudes about food, drawing a rich portrait of the many forces behind our American appetite and demystifying the everyday miracle of eating.
An American native
A father’s legacy
The vegetarian-cooking pioneer
Cracking a Filipino favorite