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10 thoughts on “Devoured

  1. says:

    35 stars I don't like the subtitle 'How What We Eat Defines Who We Are' nor do I think it's entirely fitting or descriptive of what the book is actually about In short Egan's book is very much like a Mary Roach book focusing on American food culture I had the thought while reading that if Michael Pollan and Mary Roach were smashed together into a book baby you'd get Devoured It's definitely an enjoyable read for anyone

  2. says:

    When I think about food it's usually in the context of what am I going to make for dinner or gnashing my teeth in irritation about coworkers evangelizing about their latest fad diets Food is a huge part of our culture and our identity a fact that I was made well aware of when creating a faerie world in which people don't eat But what is American food culture? Egan takes a stab at discussing it in this bookEgan begins ta

  3. says:

    Covers a lot of the same ground as Pandora's Lunchbox Salt Sugar Fat The Dorito Effect but if you enjoy those books as I have you'll like this one too Sophie Egan has a conversational style and seems ready to try anything A few of the topics in Devoured that I don't recall seeing in the other books of this type are stunt foods such as KFC's Double Down and products that promote what they DON'T contain such as gluten free

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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 wha

  5. says:

    There's some promise here And an interesting topic But ultimately I found myself drowning in facts Lots of little bits of facts Number of items for sale in a grocery store say Many of the facts are interesting but after a while it's too much like reading an almanac And while she makes good and interesting points they too are overwhelmed by all the tiny little facts I can imagine that having gathered them all one wants to use them and many

  6. says:

    The writing was so horrible that I couldn't make it than 20 pages into the book Everything was a hipster conversational type comment and there was no coherency to the narrative I had high hopes for the book but it wasn't worth the ti

  7. says:

    Fascinating It's no secret I find the subject of food interesting but this comprehensive exploration of American food culture exceeded

  8. says:

    There are several things I would like to say about this book I won on Goodreads First the subtitle “How what we eat defines who we are” is misleading A better one would be “How who we are defines how we eat” or something like that Indeed Sophie Egan explains mainly why we “Americans” eat how we eat Second this

  9. says:

    I read half of this and listened to half of it It's easy to read lots of fun facts scattered throughout The author seems to have done her resear

  10. says:

    I basically do not know how her editor let certain language pass rather it should be titled Food Diaries of a High School Blogger Don't get my wrong she is clearly well readversed in the subject matter and I learn