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The Way We Eat Now

Strategies for Eating in a World of Change
Narrated by: Bee Wilson
Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
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Summary

Fortnum & Mason Food Book of the Year 2020

We never snacked like this and we never binged like this. We never had so many superfoods, or so many chips. We were never quite so confused about food, and what it actually is. 

This is a book about the good, the terrible and the avocado toast. A riveting exploration of the hidden forces behind what we eat, The Way We Eat Now explains how modern food, in all its complexity, has transformed our lives and our world. To re-establish eating as something that gives us both joy and health, we need to find out where we are right now, how we got here and what it is that we share.

Award-winning food writer Bee Wilson explores everything from meal replacements such as Huel, the disappearing lunch hour, the rise of veganism, the lack of time to cook and prepare food and the rapid increase in food delivery services. And Bee provides her own doable strategies for how we might navigate the many options available to us to have a balanced, happier relationship with the food we eat.

©2019 Bee Wilson (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

"Bee Wilson’s fascinating book is a guide to the future of food and how we eat and will be eating. Meticulously researched and written brilliantly." (Ken Hom)

"As she wrestles with how and what we eat Bee Wilson is fearless, rigorous, compassionate and totally readable. Thank God we have her." (Diana Henry)

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Brilliant

I don’t often write reviews but this book was brilliant. It changed my mind on food so much and ever since listening to it I’ve recommended it to many others

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Very interesting

Really enjoy Bee Wilsons books and love it when the authors read their own work.

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Thought provoking and helpful

An illuminating look at why most of us are overweight and how it has become a global problem. The author is particularly good at dismantling the argument for fat shaming individuals and instead makes a compelling case for government intervention. I thought some of the case studies and ideas about how to make change were a bit light and sometimes her own experience and thoughts came through a bit too much for me but overall I found this book thought provoking and helpful. It’s certainly made me rethink what and how I eat

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  • Carman Chew
  • 11-04-19

absolutely interesting and intriguing

Never would I have thought that I'd be so fascinated by a book on food. But from beginning until the end, she raises poignant point after point. A truly thought-provoking book that will change the way you eat and think about food.