I started a new book this weekend — What to Eat, by Marion Nestle. I’m only about a fifth of the way through it but I’m already completely enamored! It offers an extremely thorough examination of the current state of our food industry and answers interesting questions, such as why all supermarkets are laid out in the exact same way. The book is a James Beard award winner and the author, Marion Nestle, is a nutrition professor at NYU and has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the James Beard Foundation, which is the food world’s highest honor.
According to Michael Pollan, author of In Defense of Food and The Omnivore’s Dilemma, “When it comes to the increasingly treacherous landscape of the American supermarket, with its marketing hype and competing health claims, Marion Nestle is an absolutely indispensable guide; knowledgeable, eminently sane — and wonderful company, too.” I couldn’t agree more! I highly recommend this book to everyone. Seriously, if you eat food, you should read this. But, if you’re not ready for that sort of commitment, you can always check out her blog instead.