Grocery prices and the forsaken foods at the back of your fridge seem to increase weekly After reading American Wasteland, you will never look at your shopping list, refrigerator, plate, or wallet the same way again Jonathan Bloom wades into the garbage heap to unearth what our squandered food says about us, why it matters, and how you can make a difference starting in your own kitchenreducing waste and saving money Interviews with experts such as chef Alice Waters and food psychologist Brian Wansink, among others, uncover not only how and why we waste, but, most importantly, what we can do about it....
|Title||:||American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of Its Food (and What We Can Do About It)|
|Publisher||:||Da Capo Lifelong Books August 30, 2011|
|Number of Pages||:||384 pages|
|File Size||:||865 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of Its Food (and What We Can Do About It) Reviews
It's amazing how much I enjoyed reading about a subject that I didn't really want to hear about! As a food fanatic, the last thing I thought I wanted to know about was food waste. Huge portions, sure, bring them on. Unhealthy, fatty, sugar-laden junk food, I can't get enough. Information on the fast food business, latest marketing temptations, and unhealthy food trends? Sure, I live for this information. But food waste? Doesn't sound appealing to me. Even if it's out there, and growing as a problem, I probably don't want to hear about it.
As someone who manages my family's food inventory and stash of leftovers with an ardent zeal usually reserved for much more glamorous pursuits, I am so glad that Jonathan Bloom wrote this book!
Want to know more about where all your food waste is going and why you waste so much? Jonathan Bloom explains the where's, how's, and why's of food waste in America. Although somewhat repetitive throughout the book, Bloom does a thorough job of uncovering why Americans are wasting food, how much we are wasting, and why we should stop wasting all this food. I heard about Bloom from a documentary called "Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story" of which Bloom directed. There are a lot of similarities in the documentary and the book. The documentary does a great job of demonstrating the levels of waste in the United States (and other first world countries). However, the book goes into much more detail about what you can do as an average American citizen to decrease your levels of food waste and to help your community. At the end of reading this book, your appreciation for food will increase and you will start to see food for what it is: a precious commodity that cannot and should not be wasted when there are plenty of hungry people in need of food (even right in your own community).