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The Gospel Of Food
Culture Of Fear author Barry Glassner signs his new book, The Gospel of Food, today, Saturday, February 10 at 2pm, Dutton’s Brentwood Bookstore, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049 (between Bundy and Montana).

A couple of his blurbs:

"Barry Glassner's The Gospel of Food is a well-timed brick through the plate glass window of conventional wisdom, pretentiousness, willful ignorance and political correctness through which most writers on food look out at the world. He gives you plenty to think about."
— Anthony Bourdain

"It's plain that part of his own motivation is a genuine love of food and indignation at seeing a great common blessing made the sparring ground of officious sectarians who frequently don't know what they're talking about. As in The Culture of Fear, Mr. Glassner exposes the strained interpretations, 'prejudices dressed up as science,' and pure fabrications behind much received wisdom simply by checking out sources with an eye to original meanings... he gets to the heart of something deeply wrong on the national food scene: Most of us want the right food to make us healthy and wise as individuals and as a society, without trusting ourselves to know rightness.”
— The New York Times

Posted by aalkon at February 10, 2007 9:19 AM


Is it uncommon for a person to just not care about food? Except for red wine and pizza, I would be happy to survive on a nutrient filled paste like the astronauts used to eat. It drives my wife crazy.

Posted by: eric at February 10, 2007 1:00 PM

Amy, have you ever checked out Sandy Szwarc's blog, Junkfood Science?

From reading the blurb about Glassner's book, it sounds like they have similar perspectives.

Posted by: deja pseu at February 11, 2007 7:03 AM

Thanks -- will check it out.

Posted by: Amy Alkon at February 11, 2007 7:19 AM

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