[✓ Last Chance to Eat: The Fate of Taste in a Fast Food World || ☆ PDF Read by ↠ Gina Mallet] #2020


  • Title: Last Chance to Eat: The Fate of Taste in a Fast Food World
  • Author: Gina Mallet
  • ISBN: 9781840189605
  • Page: 365
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Last Chance to Eat: The Fate of Taste in a Fast Food World By Gina Mallet Where has all the good food gone This is the question at the heart of Gina Mallet s provocative and evocative account of the fate of food Over the course of the last 50 years, we have gone from loving food to fearing it We have become frightened by food science and spooked by medical doctors, and so old familiar foods and recipes the threads of community are being lWhere has all the good food gone This is the question at the heart of Gina Mallet s provocative and evocative account of the fate of food Over the course of the last 50 years, we have gone from loving food to fearing it We have become frightened by food science and spooked by medical doctors, and so old familiar foods and recipes the threads of community are being lost Lingering over sensual memories of forgotten taste, Mallet traces the vicissitudes of five popular foods, their history and their predicament how the egg that made the souffl supreme has been brought near to extinction by science and pathogen how the war against bacteria is widening the cultural gulf between Europe and America, and endangering raw milk cheese how beef has now been humbled by disease why we can t grow a hundred varieties of peas the way the Victorian gardeners did, and why the tomato is surviving technology while the apple is dying in the West and how fish are vanishing just as we were relearning how to cook them properly Mallet grew up in a hamlet with her family in the English countryside after the Second World War, and afterwards they moved to an apartment above Harrods Although food was scarce in England in the era of wartime rationing and shortages, Mallet never forgot the tastes of her childhood.
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    Commentaires:

    Marc Lucke
    The best parts of this book were the mouth watering recipes interspersed between the prose, and I ve happily added several to my repertoire.That having been said, I couldn t bring myself to read the entire thing about two thirds of the way through, I tossed the book aside Mallet s pretension, crotchetiness and misty eyed sentimentalism combined to turn me off whatever vague thesis she was chasing through her meandering memories and whimpered protests against modernity.I m no cheerleader for indu [...]

    Sarah
    Loved this book Bought it yesterday at a thrift store for 3.00 and started in on it right away Finished it this evening.When I saw the author s name I remembered reading her obituary in the Globe and Mail I read obituaries all the time, but this one stuck in my mind because Gina Mallet sounded like quite a character, if a little scary if you did not agree with her I just looked up the obituary online Mallet was born in 1938 and died in 2013 the obituary was published on July 27, 2013 Mallet s bo [...]

    Rachel Terry
    I m not sure how to categorize this book It s part memoir, part investigative journalism, part nostalgia, with a handful of recipes, sprinkled here and there like party favors Mallet divides the book into five sections eggs, cheese, beef, kitchen gardens, and fish I liked the egg section best and the beef section least The focus of this book is taste not health, economics, or environmentalism and I found the focus refreshing There s no guilt involved when you re only concerned about what tastes [...]

    Erika
    I loved this book.This book is sort of a combination of Fast Food Nation and The Omnivores Dilemma in that it looks at what our food consumptions and production used to be and now is, but it also mixes in a wonderful personal account as the author looks at this from her personal experience growing up in pre WWII England and her experiences there to moving to America and how things have changed over the years.It not only looks again at the unhealthy and unsustainable practices we now employ in ou [...]

    Sharen
    Gina Mallet combines personal vignettes of family life in England during WWII including recipes with research about the ways in which government, science and business have DISTANCED us from the choices we make about the food we eat You don t realize how great that distance is until you have read how eggs, cheese, meat, vegetables, fruits and fish have been manipulated in various ways at different times It is interesting how she combines the history of food and chefs with information that we all [...]

    Jason
    I enjoyed this book I enjoyed how the author remeniced about the foods of her youth, her growing up in post war London and her tomatoes in Canada I liked how for each character food she presented personal experiences and emotions surrounding her feelings toward these foods I remeber the part about the date at the steakhouse and the perfect omlette in France As a matter of fact I have perfected my perfect, SIMPLE omlette as per her recommendations I however DO NOT get the cover image chosen for t [...]

    Dale
    It took me several attempts to get through this book I persevered because it was so hyped I should have trusted my instincts I would be interested to understand what the author was trying to accomplish Yes, food has changed, been industrialized sometimes the details were too deep, and others not deep enough I couldn t follow if Gina Mallet is a fan of GM or not some of the book seemed muddled, and some of it not that interesting, and not one recipe that I thought mmm Maybe it s a cultural, age t [...]

    Felicity
    It s a little unfair to say that I read this book But I did try But I couldn t make it any further than about forty pages into the book Mallet writes one hundred pages on the history of the egg If the first forty are any indication, I don t expect the next sixty to be any interesting I mean, just how do you make the history of the egg exciting I don t deny it isn t possible, but Mallet is clearly not the author to do it with apologies to those who enjoyed this book.Life is just too short to rea [...]

    Rogue Reader
    Delicious and somewhat frightening history of food and eating from British wartime shortages to contemporary American supermarkets and artisan dining Mallet holds that food and eating are central to civilization and exposes some of the myths that have made the community of food so impersonal, and in some cases dangerous Particularly appreciate EGGS and CHICKENS history, recipes, health fears and facts Similar in content but not tone to Fast Food Nation and Super Size Me Ashland Mystery

    Krisette Spangler
    Gina Mallet s book follows five popular foods from the Second World War to our present day She laments the loss of taste that has occurred through mass production, and the American desire to have it fast rather than good I wasn t really expecting to enjoy this book as much as I did I found it rather fascinating, and it made me very hungry for the good food I ate while I was in Europe Thanks for the recommendation, Rachel.

    JH
    Overall a very good representation of the fact that most Americans and Europeans are content to let the old and traditional dishes and ingredients go by the way side in preference to cheaper and faster food The arguments are the same as Jeffrey Steingarten made in It must have been something I ate, unfortunately the author has nothing to say than the fact that things are slipping away.

    Janet
    Very compelling and thought provoking The first section of the book was about the humble chicken egg and its gastronomic origins I enjoyed this book there s a healthy smattering of history along with the author s food related observations and experiences.

    LizG
    Fascinating, delightful, and easy to read history of the transition of food from an adventure to savour and share to a barely nutritious, functional fuel Makes you wonder, Did eggs used to have a taste and What does real cheese taste like

    Marilee
    Interesting and informative memoir shaped around the author s childhood memories of food She argues that industrial food, for the most part, is devoid of taste and often not healthier than traditional foods, just stable.

    Ariadream
    This book is an interesting departure from most books about food It reads almost like a story, with tales of the author s own childhood experiences and contrasting them to how things are now And she makes interesting points All in all, it was a very good read and I would recommend it.

    Niki
    Lots of entertaining anecdotes interesting histories.

    Msmod Hautly
    Some great examples to underscore the industrialization of our food and the fallout.

    Natashya KitchenPuppies
    Sometimes interesting, sometimes rambling Facts, opinion and memoir all rolled into one.

    Hazel
    An interesting read about how the quality and taste of food has changed in our modern society She includes some timeless recipes.

    ZFC
    Francocentric, but very informative.See our review in Episode 18 zweifatchicks.podbean 2009

    Christine Cato
    This book was interesting for a while, a little bit of a different spin as the author grew up in London But after a while it became tedious, and it was due back to the library, so I let it go.

    Meredith
    Very entertaining and informative book.

    G--
    An aristocrat s take on how all of the taste was stolen from our food.

    Mary Karpel-Jergic
    I love food God food I love cooking Loved this book Due a re read.

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