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The Resource You Aren't What You Eat

You Aren't What You Eat

Label
You Aren't What You Eat
Title
You Aren't What You Eat
Statement of responsibility
Steven Poole
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  • You are not what you eat
  • You arent what you eat
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fed up with gastroculture
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Provocative, erudite, and hilarious — the first full-length broadside at food fetishism to be published in AustraliaWe have become obsessed by food — where it comes from, where to buy it, how to cook it, and, most absurdly of all, how to eat it. Our television screens and newspapers are filled with celebrity chefs, whose authority and ambition range from the small scale (what we should have for supper) to large-scale public schemes designed to improve our communal eating habits.When did the basic human imperative to feed ourselves mutate into such a multitude of anxieties about provenance, ethics, health, lifestyle, and class status? Since when did the likes of Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson gain the power to transform our kitchens and dining tables into places where we expect to be spiritually sustained? And why do we take seriously the often mindless prattle of food writers and purveyors?In this masterful polemic, Steven Poole argues that we're trying to fill more than just our bellies when we pick up our knives and forks, and that we might be a lot happier if we realised that sometimes we should throw away the colour supplements and open a tin of beans
Summary
An impassioned, researched and intelligent argument against the extraordinary power that celebrity chefs, food writers and restaurateurs have over our lives
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10172936
Cataloging source
DLC
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1972-
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Poole, Steven
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Cooking & Food
  • Essays
  • Sociology
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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fed up with gastroculture
Label
You Aren't What You Eat
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:5e15b469-34f9-4f7b-8203-0ad5f6d786ee
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781921942945
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
You Aren't What You Eat
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:5e15b469-34f9-4f7b-8203-0ad5f6d786ee
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781921942945
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Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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