The American Way of Eating by Tracie McMillan

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The American Way of Eating is a groundbreaking book that exposes why Americans eat the way they do, where we get our food, and why food is priced the way it is. Many Americans know that the processed food we eat is not good for us but we still eat it anyway. What the author, Tracie McMillan, strives to uncover is why healthy food is a luxury for the average American. McMillan went undercover working as a grape picker, peach picker, garlic cutter, Wal-Mart produce clerk and a line cook at Applebee's to find the answer to this question.

From the farms of California to the food deserts in Detroit, McMillan traces where our food comes from and what it takes to get it to the American consumer. What she ultimately discovers is that healthy food became a luxury because of a myriad of factors including food transport, advances in agriculture technology, and the creation of American suburbs. Although other recent books have attempted to chronicle American food culture, McMillan is the first to follow the trail of food from its creation to its consumption. This book will be an eye-opener to anyone who wants to go behind the scenes of America's food.

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