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Hard to Swallow: A Brief History of Food [Paperback]

Richard W. Lacey

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12 Jun 2008 0521064945 978-0521064941 1
You are what you eat, or are you? What is in food? Where does it come from? Richard Lacey, Professor of Microbiology at Leeds University and a popular media critic on food issues, takes the reader on a culinary exploration into the world of food. Blending science and humour, Richard Lacey stimulates us to question the future, to think about the nature of what we eat and where it comes from. Professor Lacey is on the side of the consumer, you and I, as he reveals the sinister sides of food production and the dangers lurking in the kitchen.The reader is served up with a feast of practical tips on the handling of food. But food is fun too! Our taste buds work overtime as we are shown how to enjoy food that is both delicious, healthy and safe.

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"Charming, delightful." Kirkus Reviews

"Lively and brisk." Publisher's Weekly

"A very readable account of recent developments concerning plants and meat...contains several useful hints, much information, quite a few entertaining tidbits." THES

"The author brings a style that is neither dull nor tasteless...covers a broad menu of topics and deftly interweaves many perspectives in medicine, infectious diseases, and ecology." Science Books & Films

"Covers a wide variety of food-related issues with dry humor and a highly questioning view of some of the practices of the food industry...well written and covers a lot of ground. It makes good reading for a wide audience." Journal of Applied Nutrition

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What is in food? Richard Lacey stimulates us to question the future and to think about the nature of what we eat and where it comes from. Professor Lacey is on the side of the consumer, you and I, as he reveals the sinister sides of food production and the dangers lurking in the kitchen.

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