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The American way of eating : undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, farm fields, and the dinner table

Author: Tracie McMillan
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Scribner hardcover edView all editions and formats
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"What if you couldn't afford nine dollar tomatoes? That was the question award-winning journalist Tracie McMillan couldn't escape as she watched the debate about America's meals unfold, one that urges us to pay food's true cost - which is to say, pay more. So in 2009 McMillan embarked on a groundbreaking undercover journey to see what it takes to eat well in America. For nearly a year, she worked, ate, and lived  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tracie McMillan
ISBN: 9781439171950 1439171955 9781439171974 1439171971
OCLC Number: 775793757
Description: x, 319 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Eating in America --
Farming: Grapes ; Peaches ; Cutting garlic ; Gleaning garlic --
Selling: Grocery ; Produce 101 ; Produce 201 --
Cooking: Kitchen novice ; Kitchen spy ; Kitchen fixture --
Conclusion: A new American way of eating --
Appendix: Cheap food?
Other Titles: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, farm fields, and the dinner table
Responsibility: Tracie McMillan.

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"What if you couldn't afford nine dollar tomatoes? That was the question award-winning journalist Tracie McMillan couldn't escape as she watched the debate about America's meals unfold, one that urges us to pay food's true cost - which is to say, pay more. So in 2009 McMillan embarked on a groundbreaking undercover journey to see what it takes to eat well in America. For nearly a year, she worked, ate, and lived alongside the working poor to examine how Americans eat when price matters."--Book jacket.
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The American way of eating: as seen from the perspective of a food worker

by laurieboloven (WorldCat user published 2012-07-10) Very Good Permalink

In recent years the food industry has received a lot of media coverage as a result of the rise of the obesity epidemic in America. We have been bombarded by the latest fad diets such as South Beach and Atkins, that tell us to eat low-carb, no-carb, and most...
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The American Way of Eating: Gender discrimination and Poverty

by Erosenthal (WorldCat user published 2012-07-10) Very Good Permalink

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