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Sophie Egan s Devoured How What We Eat Defines Who We Are probes the s of American food culture to find out what unites and divides us Egan argues that food mirrors the American mindset reflecting our common habits tendencies and livelihoods There are several themes she seems to develop throughout the book including the impact of the overbearing work culture on our food choices how individualism and the need for self expression colors our eating choices and how social functions like the Super Bowl and holidays drive food sales Each chapter explores a different chunk of American food culture from our growing dependence on cheese and spaghetti to the democratization of wine through the production of cheaper brand names and food entrepreneurism and innovation at fast casual establishments like the Doritos Locos Taco at Taco Bell There is a bit of disjointedness to the book as Egan has a difficult time connecting the chapters to validate her thesis In fact there doesn t seem to be a thesis outside of we are defined by the food we eat Perhaps this book could have been strengthened if the subtitle had been flipped from how what we eat defines who we are to who we are defines what and how we eat The causation is flipped to the apt expression of how our overlapping traits as Americans determines what we pick off the shelves and what we order at our restaurants From there she could have weaved the narrative of how American culture imbues in its citizens a spirit of individualism and curiosity and how that for example contributes to our demand for convenience and portable snacks in lieu of breakfast the proliferation of foreign foods and restaurants in American towns and cities and the popularity of cheffing or adding items not stated on the menu to your order Not only would the thesis have been clearer but the narrative would have been tighter and the chapters relatedEgan s writing style is piss poor It goes from stable prose to chatty digressions marked by unhandy and cheesy attempts at humor and wit The tone is mostly chatty and casual perhaps too much This could have been a interesting read had the subject been given a tad bit gravitas Combined with an incoherent thesis and disjointed elaborations of different facets of American cuisine and food culture Egan s unwieldy writing pattern yields a book that is remarkably unexceptional and short of its potential Milk and Honey so greatEgan raises a host of intriguing uestions Why does McDonald’s have 107 items on its menu Why are breakfast Centerburg Tales: More Adventures of Homer Price sandwiches protein bars and gluten free anything The Substitute Bride so popular Will bland The English Wife soul less meal replacements like Soylent revolutionize our definition of a meal The The Octopus Museum su. 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  • Hardcover
  • 416
  • Devoured
  • Sophie Egan
  • en
  • 07 May 2018
  • 9780062390981